04 March 2021
Jiang Jie, an senior rocket expert at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said on 3 March that research and development of the reusable variant of the Long March 8 rocket was proceeding well and designers plan to conduct the first test to verify key vertical landing technologies before the end of this year. "The new model will feature highly integrated equipment, autonomous technologies and convenient pre-launch preparations," Jiang stressed.
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