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Chinese reusable spaceshuttle projct

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posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 07:06 PM
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China is beginning its reusable spaceshuttle project.



This smaller scale model loaded under H-6 has been successfully tested.
All of plan are similar to X-34 for lower cost, high speed performance.
The full scale model will make first flight before 2010.
Since X-34 was cancelled, China would go ahead of US and EU on space shuttle program.




posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 08:30 PM
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This is interesting - as the US moves away from the spaceplane concept with Orion/Ares, the Chinese are taking another look.

Is there a link to go with the pic?

Cool find, thanks.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 11:59 PM
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This photo took by secret way, not official publicize.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 01:40 AM
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Exellent photo emile, did you take it? And that Tu is a nice looking plane.



Starred.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:51 AM
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I just come to warnning US, your satellites now are being under threaten and your and spaceshuttle facing a strong rival.

[edit on 12-12-2007 by emile]



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:57 AM
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Top secret picture wouldn't load this morning. Any strange vehicles parked out front


mikell



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 02:39 PM
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do you mean this is an unworthness forum?
Why I take big risk to post any unclassified photo here? if you want real secret photo, you should pay sth for my risk, I doubt you have such assets to make such deal. there is one has, but without respond to me



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 03:47 PM
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It looks more like a cruise missile. This unit has no visual indications of a cockpit. Plus, there are no wings for an atmospheric landing.

So its either a cruise missile or a one-way ticket to oblivion for the poor sap that has to ride it.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:04 PM
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I would like to know how exactly they are going to land on the moon with that bad boy.

The moon is the next step for most people on our planet. A moon/mars combo is what the USA and Russia are going for.

IMO shuttles are out dated, what can you do with them that is all that great anyways? Orbit the planet? Build some space stations? lol



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 07:58 PM
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Yeah, ok. So this is a secret photo and managed to find it's way to the internet.
If it were truly secret the photographer wouldn't exist anymore.

And what's this I hear about US satellites being threatened? Can this hint to the true nature of the craft?

I'm sorry, but when someone comes here making all these claims, excuse me for me skeptical. I apologize should I have offended anyone in any way.

Shattered OUT...



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 10:10 PM
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It definitely looks like a copy of the X-34. It's not quite as boxy-looking, but it seems to be about the same size and configuration. Like the X-34, it would be useful for launching small payloads. It's certainly not comparable to the space shuttle.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by guppy
It looks more like a cruise missile. This unit has no visual indications of a cockpit. Plus, there are no wings for an atmospheric landing.

So its either a cruise missile or a one-way ticket to oblivion for the poor sap that has to ride it.


If my notion stagnated in 50 or 60's year as yours, I would agree this photo shown must be a cruise missile model or something alike.



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 07:23 AM
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Well I'd say the PLAAF is worse then the USAF or NASA because thats not a new idea or new tech. Great job on being original emile
Seriously if you going to get rude about the USAF/NASA research its going to come right back at yeah. Sure China tech is good but the US/NATO countries have not been stagnate with theirs for 50/60 years. Do you even know what your trying to say here?



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 08:18 AM
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stop the ridiculous emile bashing ppl.
The chap's put a photo on here that most of us would have been oblivious about
otherwise.
And his seemingly anti-American commentary is purely benign I assure you.


emile can you tell us where this photo was taken?
Gobi Desert? Has that thing seen any flight?



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 08:43 AM
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reply to post by Daedalus3
trust me I have talked plenty to emile and we have conversed about plenty of other projects but Daedalus3 I'm sure you would defend your countries or a fellow countries test and development projects. Am I wrong in thing your responce would be that of defense? Anything typed on ATS has a habit of not being as truely benign as some people think.

I do apologise if it was a bit harsh but emile's complete disregard in his statement is just as insulting as my response in which I even state thats China's tech is good and I call out the cargo capsule as the extremely similar X-34 it is.

Anyways to move forward in the thread and put it behind us. As a peace offering how about a touched up photo with a fix to the heavy shadows due to it being under the H-6.



And with a bit of research and deduction I'd estimate the size of the capsule as being Approx 12 meters long by 2 meters high. Due to it being a reflective of the diminsions of the H-6 which is the following,
Length: 34.8 m (114 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 33.0 m (108 ft 3 in)
Height: 10.36 m (34 ft 0 in)



So about one third the length of the H-6 is my estimation.


[edit on 22/08/06 by Canada_EH]



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 09:35 AM
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Looking at this thing:



I can't really see a reusable shuttle. I can see an ICBM or a delivery system for small satellites. With Emile's post:

I just come to warnning US, your satellites now are being under threaten and your and spaceshuttle facing a strong rival.
... in mind, possibly a satellite killer?? It's not hard to kill satellites - send some whatever to intersect, could just be very well placed gravel. Geostationary satellites share the same orbit, plaster that bit of space and GPS could be history.



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 11:03 AM
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The X-34 was designed to be reuseable. Why wouldn't the Chinese equivalent also be reuseable?

www.nasa.gov...

www.dfrc.nasa.gov...

fas.org...



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 11:29 AM
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He says it is a scale model. Looks plausible to me.



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 02:09 PM
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Nice

always good seeing the next superpower taking advancements
a few decades behind others but still good achievments.

and on the bright side it looks like the PLAAF are taking a good intrest in space unlike the US goverment these days



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 04:38 PM
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I truely believe that the Chinese have a brighter future in space than any other nation. The USA has the problem that NASA can be criticised for spending too much money. The USSR was forced to chose between numerous drains on their economy, and the modern nation has the same problems as the USA. The Chinese on the other hand do not need to answer to their population. They have a skyrocketing economy and any failures can be easily covered up.

This project looks a lot like a cruise missile, however I could believe that it could be used to enter the upper atmospher and return. I dont see it landing on the moon, or even entering orbit. But it might be a step in those directions.

Jensy



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