China intends to launch missiles from aircraft
China intends to launch missiles from aircraft

China intends to launch missiles from aircraft

China intends to launch missiles from aircraft The engineers of the Celestial Empire decided to improve the air launch system of launch vehicles, which was developed by Soviet and American designers in the 1970s, but was not developed due to the numerous technical problems that the developers encountered. Today, the Chinese are convinced, such a technique can again become expedient – for example, it will make it possible to put satellites weighing 100 kg into low Earth orbit, quickly replace failed satellites, and also launch temporary ones for monitoring zones where, for example, natural disasters occurred (floods, tsunamis, typhoons, drought, etc.). Experts estimate that it will take up to 12 hours to organize each launch. Китай намерен проводить запуски ракет с самолетов (2 фото) The novelty will work on solid fuel. This approach eliminates the need to create complex ground-based infrastructure and depend on weather conditions. The booster being developed can boast a payload of up to one hundred kilograms, in the near future this figure will be increased to 200 kg. They plan to launch it into orbit with the help of the military transport aircraft Xian Y-20, also developed in the Middle Kingdom (the model has been produced since 2013). The aircraft has a payload of 66 tons.

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