China launches and lands mysterious “reusable suborbital carrier”

by | Jul 19, 2021 | China, Military space, Seradata News, Suborbital, Technology

China reportedly launched and landed a “reusable suborbital carrier” vehicle during 16 July (local time), according to its state media company, Xinhua. Few details about the vehicle are widely known however, this mission apparently entailed a “launch” from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, followed by a landing at Yougi Airport, Inner Mongolia.

The vehicle was seemingly built by CASC, one of the Chinese state aerospace groups. Speculation from Western sources believes that this may be Chinese attempt at the spaceplane concept currently represented by the classified US X-34, built by Boeing.

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