On November 7, 2020, at 07:12 the “Ceres-1” rocket was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the “Tianqi-11” data relay microsatellite. The “Ceres-1” is a new four-stage rocket operated by the Chinese launch company “Galactic Energy”. Galactic Energy, headquartered in Beijing, is one of several Chinese startups seeking a foothold in the launch business. The four-stage launcher was “independently designed” by Galactic Energy, and is aimed at providing “high-quality, cheap, and fast launch services for low-orbit small satellites,” according to the company’s website.