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Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi (CSSHQ)

Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi (CSSHQ) is the first Chinese reusable test spacecraft.

It was launched in September 2020 on a CZ-2F/T.

The test spacecraft will return to its intended domestic landing site after an unspecified period in orbit, during which technical validation of the reusable spacecraft and its systems will be carried out. Reportedly the spacecraft is a winged space plane. No details are known, but a similar configuration like the US X-37B has been rumoured.

It has returned to earth after 2 days in orbit with a landing near Lop Nor. It left behind an object in orbit, which may be some kind of service module, a solar array or a satellite payload.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Space plane
Power: ?
Mass: 8500 kg
Orbit: 332 km × 348 km, 50.20
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi 1 (CSSHQ 1) 2020-063A 04.09.2020 Jq LC-43/90 CZ-2F/T
Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi 2 (CSSHQ 2) 2022-093A 04.08.2022 Jq LC-43/90 CZ-2F/T
Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi 3 (CSSHQ 3) 2023-195A 14.12.2023 Jq LC-43/90 CZ-2F/T

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