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It is assumed that the secret object is a space plane.
On Thursday, August 4, the Changzheng 2F space rocket went into space from China's Jiuquan Cosmodrome. On board was a highly classified experimental spacecraft. This is the second time in 2 years that China has sent a secret reusable spacecraft into Earth orbit. Space writes that according to experts, this device is most likely an orbital space plane, which may be similar to a similar American aircraft.
A reusable test spacecraft was launched into low-Earth orbit aboard a Long March 2F rocket on August 4, according to a report by the Chinese Xinhua news agency. Chinese media reported that the launch was successful and the craft is at its destination. According to the Xinhua report, the test spacecraft will be in orbit for a certain period of time, but it is not specified. After completing the task of checking the performance of a secret reusable spacecraft, it must return to a pre-designated landing point. But where exactly, also not reported.
It is known that the Chinese media claims that this device was sent into orbit for the further use of space for peaceful purposes. The US Space Force later spotted a secret Chinese spacecraft at an altitude of more than 300 km.
The Chinese media did not provide any images of the most reusable spacecraft, and there is no additional information about the flight itself. Also, the message does not indicate that this is the second launch of such a device into space in 2 years. The first, according to American experts, was carried out back in 2020.
Although little is known about this reusable experimental spacecraft, experts speculate that the craft could be an unmanned space plane. Based on the fact that the Long March 2F rocket can launch payloads weighing just over 8 tons into orbit, this space plane may be similar in size and functionality to the US Space Force X-37B space plane.
This reusable orbital space plane was created by Boeing for the US military. In 2020, the American space plane went on its 6th flight and has been in space for more than 800 days. It is believed that the United States has two such aircraft in its arsenal, each 8.8 meters long.
China also sent into orbit for the first time in 2020, what is believed to be similar to the current, secret reusable experimental space plane. Little was known about this launch two years ago either. The only thing that became known was that the Chinese space plane stayed in orbit for 2 days, released some kind of cargo into space and returned to Earth.
Focus has already written about the secret mission of a Russian satellite, which, according to experts, can be a spy satellite designed to spy on a similar American device in space.