A part of the funding will be also used to broaden the possibilities of the lander for the third commercial mission and beyond.
RLV-T5 rocket launched in the dessert and flew 300 m before returning to the launchpad after 50 seconds
Clients from Singapore, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong & Sri Lanka, too, have signed up or expressed interest in a spot on ispace’s rockets.
The successful orbital launch was preceded by two failures since late last year by other startups.
The OneSpace rocket was carrying the Lingque-1B earth-observing satellite made by Beijing's ZeroG Lab.
On reaching space in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Ispace plans to orbit its lunar lander around the moon.