China’s first reusable rocket engine conducted ground tests before completing a recent test flight. Photo: Xian Aerospace Propulsion Institute
China’s first reusable rocket engine conducted ground tests before completing a recent test flight. Photo: Xian Aerospace Propulsion Institute
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China’s reusable rocket engine tech ‘at practical stage’ after second test flight

  • It was recently put to the test in a launch – the first time China had reused a rocket engine, according to its developer
  • The engine can be used for vertical take-off and landing and is similar to those used by SpaceX on its Falcon 9 rockets

China’s first reusable rocket engine conducted ground tests before completing a recent test flight. Photo: Xian Aerospace Propulsion Institute
China’s first reusable rocket engine conducted ground tests before completing a recent test flight. Photo: Xian Aerospace Propulsion Institute
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