Next Spaceflight

Status

Experimental Spaceplane

Launch Time
NET July, 2020
Experimental launch of a spaceplane capable of returning to Earth. China's first space shuttle.

Rocket

Long March 2F/T
CASC
Status: Active
Payload to LEO: 8,400 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 58.0 m

Mission Details

Experimental Spaceplane

China will launch a prototype space plane, similar to the American X-37b or the European Space Rider. We have little information about this launch, and about the spacecraft, which has no name. This spacecraft will be able to take payloads into space and bring them back to Earth.
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

Location

LA-4 (SLS-1), Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China