08 June 2017
China is working on reusable launch vehicles and has achieved progress in some key areas, a carrier rocket official on 8 June. The processes under development include parachute-landing and propulsion-landing, said Lu Yu, Director of Science and Technology Committee of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017). Reusable lift-body launchers will be developed in three stages - rocket-engine partial reusable vehicle, rocket-engine full reusable vehicle and combined cycle-engine reusable vehicle, said Lu.
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