06 May 2020
A flexible and inflatable cargo return capsule that China sent into space for test for the first time operated abnormally during its return to the ground on 6 May, according to the China Manned Space Agency. The reverse umbrella-shaped Flexible Inflatable Cargo Reentry Vehicle, first of its kind in China, was scheduled to make a parachute-assisted landing inside the Dongfeng Landing Site in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region to finish its 19-hour journey. However, malfunctions took place during the re-entry process and experts are analyzing available data, the agency said in a brief statement, without giving details.
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