Linkspace's RLV-T5 rocket blasted off from its launch base in Lenghu Town, Yuya City, Qinghai Province, at 10:35 am Beijing time, August 10, 2019. (CGTN Photo)
Chinese private space startup Linkspace on Saturday successfully completed the third vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) test of a rocket, taking a step further in its development of a recyclable orbital rocket.
The rocket, named RLV-T5 (NewLine Baby), blasted off at 10:35 am Beijing time at Linkspace's launch base in Lenghu Town, Yuya City, northwest China's Qinghai Province.
It reached a new height of 300 meters before landing steadily and accurately at the designated area with little deviation. The whole process lasted for 50 seconds.