Beijing: China’s reusable experimental spacecraft, that has been initiated into orbit 2 days back, successfully repatriated to its predetermined landing website on Sun., as per the officer state media.
The spacecraft has been initiated on board a Long Mar-2F carrier rocket from that Jiuquan Satellite Start Centre on Fri..
The successful repatriate marks an important breakthrough in China’s study on reusable spacecraft technology, that going to give a extra convenient & economical way for the peaceful utilize of space, state-owned CGTN TV recorded.
Chinese military authorities, who have been tight-lipped regarding the start previously, stated there have been numerous firsts in this start. “The spacecraft is new, the start technique is also various,” they stated.
An officer, quoted by this Hong Kong-based South China In the morning Post on Sun., declined to comment on the information of the mission however recommended “maybe you could take (2) a look in the US X-37B.”
The X-37B is an unmanned space plane that operates like a smaller version of the space shuttle, that is initiated by a rocket & cruises return to earth for a runway landing.
It’s flown 4 classified missions to date, carrying secret payloads on long-duration airplanes in Earth orbit, the Post record stated.
Fri.’s start comes weeks after China initiated Tianwen-1, the nation’s 1st Mars mission, from Hainan in late Jul.
The China Domestic Space Administration stated its spacecraft, involving an orbiter, lander & rover, has been performing well on its way to Mars.
A mo prior to that, China finished the network of satellites for its BeiDou navigation network, a competitor to the Global Positioning System (GPS) system of the US.