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Long March-8 rocket likely to try out vertical landing in 2021: Chinese developer – Global Times

Development for a fusion version of China’s potentially reusable medium-sized launch vehicle, the Long March-8, has been initiated, and it is hoped that the new…

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Development for a fusion version of China’s potentially reusable medium-sized launch vehicle, the Long March-8, has been initiated, and it is hoped that the new rocket will carry out key technology demonstration tests for vertical take-off and vertical landing (VTVL) in 2021, said Jiang Jie, a leading expert with the project developer China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) on Thursday.
Research and development work for the Long March-8 has been initiated…

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