Seaborne rocket launches key to future of China’s space programme, experts say

Seaborne rocket launches like the one that shot nine satellites into orbit on Tuesday are set to become a major feature of China’s space programme as it seeks to keep pace with the United States and industry leaders like SpaceX, experts said.Chinese state newspaper Global Times reported that a Long March-11 rocket carrying new satellites for the Jilin-1 remote sensing constellation lifted off from a floating platform in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday morning.Observers said the development of a…