China Has Reusable Rockets Now Too

China Has Reusable Rockets Now Too

Earlier this month, China launched a reusable rocket from a spaceport in the Gobi desert. The rocket sent an unmanned spacecraft into orbit and it landed 2 days later. It is suspected that there was a satellite deployed during orbit but that has not been confirmed. The landing location and purpose of the mission were not revealed by China. The Chinese news outlets and social media have little details beyond this. It seems like an unusual amount of security for something as trivial as putting a satellite in orbit.

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