Chinese manned spaceplane. Study 2006. What appeared to be an evolved version of 1988's Tian Jiao 1 manned spaceplane concept was proposed by the China Academy of Launch Technology in 2006. A 2020 operational date was mentioned.
The shuttle-shaped upper stage was larger than the earlier concepts, and placed atop a core stage and two boosters possibly derived from the next-generation launch vehicle under development.
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CALT Chinese manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Beijing, China. More...
Fisher, Richard Jr, "Shenlong Space Plane Advances China's Military Space Potential", International Assessment and Strategy Center Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.
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