A 2016 launch from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the Gobi desert. Details of the new vessel remain secret. Photo: AFP A 2016 launch from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the Gobi desert. Details of the new vessel remain secret. Photo: AFP
A 2016 launch from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the Gobi desert. Details of the new vessel remain secret. Photo: AFP
Space

China hails ‘key breakthroughs’ as reusable spacecraft returns safely to Earth

  • Experimental vessel lands safely after spending two days orbiting the planet
  • Details of craft remain secret, but one source has hinted that it may act like the US X-37B space plane

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A 2016 launch from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the Gobi desert. Details of the new vessel remain secret. Photo: AFP A 2016 launch from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the Gobi desert. Details of the new vessel remain secret. Photo: AFP
A 2016 launch from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the Gobi desert. Details of the new vessel remain secret. Photo: AFP
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