China's Re-entry Spacecraft Returns to Earth

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 08:51 AM, May 8, 2023
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China's Re-entry Spacecraft Returns to Earth
China's Long March-5B rocket. For representation only.

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced today that its re-entry spacecraft has returned back to earth.

An official statement issued by the space agency on WeChat social network said the spacecraft, launched from the Jiuquan Launch Center, spent 276 days in orbit.

Calling the experiment “successful,” CASC said this method is cheaper and more convenient. “It could be used for peaceful space exploration.”

Beijing actively develops its national space program. It develops weather, communication and navigation satellites, as well as lunar exploration technologies. Chinese specialists simultaneously implement a project on exploration of Mars and asteroids. China has also completed construction of an orbital station. In 2022, China made 64 launches.

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