The Tianlong-2 rocket by Space Pioneer successfully performed its debut flight on April 2 and 08:48 UTC. In a rare occurrence, the company’s first orbital flight performed well, reaching its targeted orbit. The launch was conducted at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China. This launch makes Tianlong-2 the first RP-1-based private rocket from China to reach orbit.
Additionally, Hyperbola-1 from i-space returned to flight after several unsuccessful attempts. It was equipped with a dummy payload, and the flight was conducted from the same area at JSLC.