The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced the successful launch of a reusable suborbital spacecraft, which returned to Earth on the same day.
The launch vehicle with the prototype of the spacecraft that is being developed was launched from the Jiuquan cosmodrome on July 16. The spacecraft made a horizontal landing at the Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport after a suborbital flight.
CASC noted that the tests paved the way for the development of a reusable space transportation system. The details about the technical characteristics of the spacecraft or the testing conditions were not yet disclosed.
CASC did not report the altitude that the spacecraft reached, and did not disclose its flight trajectory. No photos of the spacecraft have been published either.