Lattice-like grid fins are used to guide spent boosters as they fall to Earth. Photo: Science and Technology Daily

Lift-off for China’s Long March grid-fin tech in space race for reusable rockets

  • Chinese scientists say they have developed controls to help steer spent boosters crashing back to Earth
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Lattice-like grid fins are used to guide spent boosters as they fall to Earth. Photo: Science and Technology Daily
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Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.