China Develops Revolutionary Reusable Space Plane

China is building a revolutionary reusable space plane that as per experts can have access to the anti-missile structure if used for military purposes.

This spacecraft will be able to carry people or cargos in the space orbit from any airport and then after the exciting journey, it can return back on Earth.

Zhang Hongwen president of the Third Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) said that this spacecraft will bring revolution in the space journey.

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The space plane is in its initial stages but as per the claims the plane will have the capability of sending tourists in space along with launching sattellites, ensuring that emergency space rescue facilities are provided, and affordable plus timely services are given. This is confirmed by Zhang.

There are two planes in the space plane. The bigger plane will be used as carrier aircraft. The larger aircraft main technology is a rocket engine which is air-breathing using hydrogen fuel. A military expert revealed this information. The engine can be used to liquefy oxygen. The liquid hydrogen and oxygen in turn give fuel to the aircraft which allows it to fly in the air.

As per the experts the speed increases with liquid fuel allowing the aircraft to reach 22 times speed of sound in space.

It will be difficult to intercept the larger aircraft by present anti-missile systems once it is used as a military aircraft.

Furthermore, Chinese developers are working on a hypersonic jet. Cui Kai a researcher said in a paper by Science China press in Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy journal in February that, “It will take only a couple hours to travel from Beijing to New York at hypersonic speed.”