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China is launching a reusable space plane in2020

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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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There is not a lot of details, but China came out today to state they re going to b launching a reusable space plane in 2020. It sounds like it is to be optionally manned and can either ferry people or cargo.

China is the opposite of thee Russians: they almost never announce something unless they are sure it will happen. Watch the skies in 2020, folks.

news.xinhuanet.com...




posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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They have a whole bunch of cool stuff coming, I like how quick they work. I'm finding it pretty hard to keep up to date with all their projects, they just move too fast and all the sites are in Chinese...



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: anzha

ill hold my praise till i see it for real, there first space walk(i made a post on this) was suspect at best



posted on Nov, 3 2017 @ 01:28 AM
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a reply to: anzha

some more details:

arstechnica.com...

"Based on various reports, the spacecraft would take off from a runway and then, higher in the atmosphere, shift to ramjet propulsion before finally using rocket motors to exit Earth's atmosphere and move into orbit around the planet."

I start believing in a chinese SSTO solution when i see it. TSTO concept utilizing a TBCC / rocket booster combo is certainly not impossible but not by 2020. Their engine tech isnt that good to say the least. They could try for turboramjet / rocket booster combination but getting into orbit with any sort of payload sounds dubious at best.



posted on Nov, 3 2017 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: anzha I will be very happy to see this happen. After that then we have a real space race!




posted on Nov, 3 2017 @ 02:19 AM
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a reply to: anzha to see a race for H3 then I can die happy.




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posted on Nov, 3 2017 @ 09:53 AM
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So basically, they will be flying our tech they have stolen or been given by traitors that is at least 20 or 30 years old and calling it revolutionary. Meanwhile, we have tech flying 30 years ahead of the recently announced B-21. Sounds about right.



posted on Nov, 3 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: SonofaSkunk

Chinese armed X15s!



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 01:06 AM
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I for one welcome our chinese overlords....



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 03:30 AM
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Eh, this feels more like a pipe dream unless they've stolen SABRE engines and have been testing them in secret (which I doubt).



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: SonofaSkunk

Estimated that within ten years US military technology will start to ebb behind Chinese...



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 05:17 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

Sort of. It's a lot more complicated than that.



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