China launches secret spacecraft into orbit

China has secretly launched a 'reusable experimental spacecraft'

After conducting numerous undisclosed tests of the craft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China deployed its first reusable spacecraft.

According to the official information company Shinhua, the automobile will return to the launch web site after finishing the mission in its orbit in area.

China launched an experimental reusable spacecraft into orbit on Friday (Sept. 4), with few details about what the spacecraft will do.

Airspace closure notices released Thursday provided the first indication of an imminent launch.

China has successfully launched a reusable experimental spacecraft on Friday as the country's latest space mission appears to be shrouded in secrecy. "Neither photographs of the spacecraft nor the launch have been released so far". Space industry watchers believe it to be some sort of unmanned space plane similar to the X-37B operated by the US Air Force and Space Force in recent years.

While China is testing the spacecraft for peaceful use of space, a 200-page report to the US Congress prepared by the Department of Defense has found that the PLA, which has significant control over the Chinese space programme, continues to acquire and develop technologies including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers, and orbiting space robots.


This led to speculation that this work would allow an introduction with a higher payload than a standard Long March 2F mission. This was part of the ambitious space transportation roadmap of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), which eventually aims at building nuclear-powered space shuttles by 2040. A wind space vehicle may require such preparation. The 2030 target was also set for the development of a single-stage orbital (SSTO) spacecraft.

Very little is known about either the vehicle or the launch. Chen said some cars will feature both aircraft and spacecraft.

Commercial enterprises also operate on space flights. The stated goal of the project is to reduce the cost of access to the site.

In May, China honoured a research team for its achievement in developing a "hypersonic pre-cooled aerospace engine" that could be used to power a reusable spacecraft.

"Unlike a rocket recycled by SpaceX, the spacecraft can take a spacecraft into orbit from a normal airport".

Yuanwang space tracking ships were already positioned in areas in the Atlantic and oceans to support a spacecraft launching into a roughly 45 degree inclination orbit from Jiuquan.

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