Artist’s impression of the vessel launched on Friday. Photo: Handout
Artist’s impression of the vessel launched on Friday. Photo: Handout

China a step closer to developing space plane with test flight hailed as symbol of country’s rise as a ‘space superpower’

  • Friday’s test of an experimental vessel is a step towards the development of a hypersonic vehicle that could reach any corner of the Earth within an hour
  • One day the country hopes to develop a network of reusable transport vessels that would cruise at high speeds at a suborbital level

Topic |   China's space programme
Artist’s impression of the vessel launched on Friday. Photo: Handout
Artist’s impression of the vessel launched on Friday. Photo: Handout
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