China launched into space analogue of the American drone X-37B


On August 5, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) of the People's Republic of China launched a reusable spacecraft into Earth's orbit. All major Chinese media informed the public about the successful launch of the Long March 2F (CZ-2°F) carrier rocket with an experimental ship as a payload.


The test launch of the launch vehicle was carried out from the Jiuquan launch site in Gansu province in the Gobi desert. The spacecraft will remain in orbit for a certain period of time before returning to its planned landing site in China. During the mission, they will check of technologies reusable and service in orbit. It is emphasized that this mission is needed exclusively for the peaceful purposes of outer space exploration.

However, the Chinese "comrades" hide the appointment of the spacecraft, about which little is known at all. Experts and users suggest that we are talking about a space plane (spacecraft) or an analogue of the American X-37B drone.

In September 2020, Beijing reported on the launch of a reusable test spacecraft. At the same time, everything that was connected with that mission is also classified, as in the new case. The Chinese like to brag about their achievements in the field of astronautics and rocket development, so the increased secrecy during the mentioned launches raises questions.

In addition, the 2020 PN1 asteroid ramming mission planned by the PRC for 2026 is of concern. First, it is reminiscent of the development of strike space weapons. Secondly, the further behavior, the flight path of the attacked space body becomes unpredictable. The Long March-3B launch vehicle will launch an impactor and an observation vehicle into orbit - it will be something between the American DART mission conducted in 2021 and associated with the asteroid Dimorpha, and the European mission to analyze the damage received by this space body, also scheduled for 2026 year.
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  1. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
    Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 6 August 2022 17: 51
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    Space unmanned vehicles are inherent in a birth trauma: a limited supply of fuel. Russia was the first to break into the field of creating inexhaustible energy sources, developing and testing orbital nuclear engines.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 August 2022 20: 04
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    But here, Luna-25, they cannot launch it. We were already taught, without an anthem and a flag. And now one shame less or more - it doesn't matter. Let's envy China!
    1. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
      Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 7 August 2022 00: 09
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      Moon 25 is delayed indefinitely.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 August 2022 21: 51
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    So China launched a reusable apparatus into space ....
    And we already have no new trampolines ... - they covered it, nor Rogozin in Roskosmos - he is waiting for a promotion ...
    1. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
      Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 7 August 2022 02: 59
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      Or war or reusable devices.
    2. Mikhalych Offline Mikhalych
      Mikhalych 7 August 2022 07: 58
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      So China launched a reusable apparatus into space ....
      And we already have no new trampolines ... - they covered it, nor Rogozin in Roskosmos - he is waiting for a promotion ...

      Why not? It's just that the enemies of the people in the government covered up promising Soviet developments: the Spiral project, started in the 1960s. The Spiral program, in particular, the BOR-5 and MiG-105.11 ships, gave rise to American developments, including the HL-20 program, on the basis of which the Dream Chaser spacecraft (Striving for a dream) and X-37V were created. Think and "Changzheng 2F". We just don't have Beria and Stalin. Democracy, like a hurricane, destroyed everything.



  4. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 7 August 2022 04: 41
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    Alas, the activities of space agencies are not under international control, as is the case with nuclear energy. The consequences are usually international. Americans are ahead of the curve in this respect. The UN itself is obviously not finalizing these issues, all this is fraught.
  5. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 7 August 2022 14: 38
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    Ba .. yes, this is our Soviet "bast shoe" Under this nickname, he was tested ..