China uses Long March 11 to launch five smallsats

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China today used its relatively small four-stage solid rocket Long March 11 to launch five remote-sensing smallsats.

The leaders in the 2019 launch race:

16 China
14 Russia
10 SpaceX
6 Europe (Arianespace)

The U.S. continues to lead China in the national rankings, 19 to 16.


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