02/28/2021

China takes a big step in reusable rocket technology

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Chinese scientists have developed a technology capable of precisely controlling the site of falling rocket parts.
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Chinese scientists have developed a technology capable of precisely controlling the site of falling rocket parts, which is an important step in reusable rocket technology.

The first test was carried out following the takeoff last Friday in the province of Guizhou, in southwest China, of a rocket “Great March-2C” by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC, for its acronym in English), one of the main contractors of the Chinese space program.

The first test of the rocket ailerons whose remains fell in the Miao Autonomous Prefecture was successfully carried out.

The ailerons are closed on the outer surface of the rocket lighters during launch. Opening at the time of the fall of the rocket to the ground after the launch of the satellite and similar technologies, the ailerons allow the rocket to be directed.

The completion of the development of aileron technology will reduce the cost of launching the rocket and also prevent local people from suffering damage from the fall of the rocket.

This technology was originally developed by US spacecraft and rocket manufacturer SpaceX launched 60 Internet satellites into space with Falcon 9 rockets in May.

Two of the rockets that landed on Earth after the mission landed vertically safely at predetermined points.

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