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Chinese reusable spaceshuttle projct

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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 12:32 AM

Originally posted by Canada_EH

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 response would be that of defense? Anything typed on ATS has a habit of not being as truly benign as some people think.

I'm sure you have, definitely more than me at least, and I agree that you have the right to defend your Programs.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 02:19 AM
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2 Metres by 12 metres. Assuming a more or less circular cross section, that would give us a fuselage volume of ~35 cubic metres.
Taking say 30% of this as payload enclosure, it would be ~10 cubic metres of payload space.

What payload capacity are we expecting emile?
Any info on test flights etc?

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 10:52 PM
Care to give us a bit of back ground info on the site that this is linked from emile?

posted on Dec, 15 2007 @ 06:20 AM
Could be testing the engine for the Chinese air launched rocket which will be used to launch miniature satellites into space in the event of war where major space facilities are target. Lanuching a rocket with this method is discrete and does not need major preparation or a lanuch pad which can easily be targeted by cruise missiles. It could possibly be linked to chinas ASAT program in a confirguration much like the ASM-135 launched by the F-15

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The below picture is not a ASAT weapon, but is used to launch satellites


[edit on 15-12-2007 by chinawhite]

posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 03:18 PM
It wouldn't have anything to do with this would it?

*I guess not due to China's post*

[edit on 24-1-2008 by Canada_EH]

posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 04:13 PM
I think Chinawhite nailed it.

It looks like a satellite launcher in the category of the Pegasus, only reusable.

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 08:41 AM
I can agree with Chinawhite.

I wouldn't say it's really 12m long, maybe 10m.

I think China is developing a reusable launch vehicle. It will be something more similar to Kliper, than Shuttle. And I believe that China is working very hard on ramjet and scramjet technology (Russia has many ramjet-powered missiles, U.S. are discovering the advantages of scramjet). So next generation (after this Kliper style shuttle) could be multi-stager with air-breathing first stage. Scramjets can reach speed Mach 17 and altitude of 64km!! And as jensy said, they have enough mony and will to make it.

[edit on 28/1/08 by sovietman]

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