China's Galactic Energy launches rocket carrying satellites, state media reports

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese company Galactic Energy successfully launched its Ceres-1 rocket carrying satellites into orbit on Wednesday, state media reported, in the latest sign of the growing strength of China's commercial space sector.

The Beijing-based company was forced to apologise to its customers last September after a failed launch of a Ceres-1 rocket, which is capable of delivering a 300kg payload to a 500km sun-synchronous orbit.

(Reporting by Eduardo Baptista; Editing by Andrew Heavens)