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Tian Jiao 2


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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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • CALT Chinese manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Beijing, China. More...

Bibliography
  • 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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