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China has successfully tested a reusable spacecraft
China has successfully tested a reusable spacecraft




10 Май 2023

China successfully completed tests of a reusable spacecraft, on Monday it returned to Earth. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Chinese Corporation for Space Science and Technology (CASC).


It is noted that the device was launched from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in Gansu province in northwest China. He stayed in orbit for 276 days. The successful test of this device at CASC is called China's breakthrough in the field of research of reusable spacecraft technologies.


Earlier it was reported that China planned to form a Queqiao satellite grouping in space by 2030 ("Sorochy Bridge"). The corresponding spacecraft are designed to provide communication and navigation services in deep space.


In May 2019, a Queqiao relay satellite was launched on a Long March 4C rocket from the Xichang cosmodrome (southwestern Sichuan Province) to the L2 Lagrange point of the Earth-Moon system (about 455 thousand kilometers from the planet), with which communication with the Chang'e 4 lunar mission was carried out.


Source: Lenta.RU