China's Space Program News Thread

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    I can't access the link.

    By real, I meant going beyond experimental. From the brief info that you've given, there's no mention of it being experimental and, imo, barring any obstacle, it will turn out to be a full-fledged launcher development just as the CZ-5 was.
     
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    The link is CNSA (China National Space Agency). It is in Chinese, but it is accessible from Europe. Anyway, if you read Chinese here it is
    I am not sure if I understand the rest of your comment though. So I will just repeat what I believe. This CBC manned rocket is not experimental, it will turn out to be a full launcher with some tuning. The thing is that there was NEVER an experimental launcher in China's history, as far as I am aware. It seems to me that China does a long and through pre-study of various configurations on paper and in calculation, together with component research, then decide on ONLY one design to be produced. It is the same as the 4th gen fighter jet, J-20 is the only one made in full development, other competing options never left drawing board. This approach is very different from the US, of course.

    As a side note, there is a report about 8th academy in Shanghai just made a 3.8m tank if I remember correctly. People are speculating that it is 8th academy's competing design for the new manned launcher. It is speculated to be 5 CBC 1st stage. If it is true that it is a competing design, it will be the first time in Chinese rocketry history to have physical prototype competition. BUT I highly doubt this is the case because unlike this 5m CBC being shown in CASC's presentation and official report, this supposed competing design has never went public and remained as speculation by netizens.
     
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    Astroid probe.

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    http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3828/1
     
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    Grid fins tested...

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