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Chinese private company will launch it's first solid propellant carrier rocket "ZQ-1" by the end of this year.

"ZQ-1" rocket was developed by Beijing based rocket maker, Landspace. Its technicians are employees of the former state-owned Aerospace Industry.

The company said on Thursday that the rocket will be launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.

Landspace CEO Zhang Changwu said, "If the launch mission will go well then ZQ-1 will become the first private carrier rocket of China, to send satellites into space."

The Rocket is 19 meters long with 1.35-meter diameter. Take off weight is 27 tonnes and thrust of 45 tonnes.

Zhang said, After nine months of development, the rocket completed it's last assembly on Monday and entered the launch phase, indicating that the company is capable of making rockets.

Satellite "Future" carried by "ZQ-1" rocket is for Remote Sensing and Future Space Science for TV shows on China Central Television. The company will launch ZQ-2, a liquid-fueled rocket by the end of 2020.

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