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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #40 on: 11/09/2012 10:12 pm »
A new article on the Shenlong.

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Joan Johnson-Freese, a national security affairs professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., said: "I donít think itís useful to hype the potential threat of technology test-bed programs. Countries including but not limited to China and the U.S. are working on space plane technology."

Johnson-Freese said programmatic interest in such technology dates back to the Air Force DynaSoar program in the 1950s. "But that program was canceled for several reasons, including nobody knew what exactly it would be useful for that couldnít be done by other means Ö though it has been suggested recently that it would provide additional 'global strike' capability," she added.

http://www.space.com/18410-china-space-plane-project-mystery.html

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #41 on: 01/12/2013 06:58 pm »
This picture from a TV report has been around for some time, but the slide that is shown in it has some captions above and below the photos.  Now I have come across a youtube video that has these captions enlarged to show them a bit better:
Could somebody here please translate these captions?

Both pics are stills from this video:
Is there anything new or interesting said about Shenlong during the lead-in or in the voice-over?
« Last Edit: 01/12/2013 07:08 pm by Zero-G »
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #42 on: 01/20/2013 06:26 pm »
Bump:
Is there really nobody here who is speaking Chinese well enough to help by translating the words in the two screenshots I posted above? (I am talking about the words on white background in the middle of each screenshot.)
« Last Edit: 01/20/2013 06:26 pm by Zero-G »
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #43 on: 01/20/2013 07:18 pm »
Bump:
Is there really nobody here who is speaking Chinese well enough to help by translating the words in the two screenshots I posted above? (I am talking about the words on white background in the middle of each screenshot.)
The two sentences didn't say anything except that an experiment was successful. But do you really believe there is such a project? I personally don't trust - this might be another fake program from China, as we have heard about for many others.

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #44 on: 01/20/2013 11:37 pm »
I personally don't trust - this might be another fake program from China, as we have heard about for many others.

Such as?
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #45 on: 01/21/2013 01:13 am »
Bump:
Is there really nobody here who is speaking Chinese well enough to help by translating the words in the two screenshots I posted above? (I am talking about the words on white background in the middle of each screenshot.)

First one: China's trans-atmospheric vehicle successfully test-flown

Second one: CSIC (I think that's carbon silicate) ceramic integrated compound used on the nose and wing lead-edges

The two sentences didn't say anything except that an experiment was successful. But do you really believe there is such a project? I personally don't trust - this might be another fake program from China, as we have heard about for many others.

Errrr that came from a CCTV news report........ (http://bbs.9ifly.cn/thread-5167-1-1.html)
« Last Edit: 01/21/2013 01:17 am by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #46 on: 01/21/2013 08:45 pm »
@Galactic Penguin SST: Thanks a lot!
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #47 on: 08/20/2013 07:15 pm »
There are discussions that the Chinese spaceplane - Chine version of X37B has passed its design review. Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (611 Institute), which has design the J20 fighter jet, was awarded the contract.

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=585&pid=262020&fromuid=24484

More detailed information can be found here: http://liuqiankktt.blog.163.com/blog/static/1212642112013720096547/, but not sure how reliable it is.
« Last Edit: 08/20/2013 08:52 pm by beidou »

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #48 on: 01/26/2014 07:50 pm »
From https://www.facebook.com/ChinaSpace
"A peek at the future: the Shenlong ''Divine Dragon'' space plane / RLV is under research and development."


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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #49 on: 01/27/2014 07:17 pm »
We don't know the origin of that image. It could be something that some enthusiast drew up. I'd like to know if it came from a government source.

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #50 on: 02/21/2014 04:20 pm »
It's tempting to dismiss this a bit as a "testbed" but in light of things like the Cox report:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Report

and the Chinese J-20:
https://csis.org/publication/does-chinas-new-j-20-stealth-fighter-have-american-technology

I dunno.
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #51 on: 02/19/2018 08:36 am »
In a discussion about the state of the Russian space programme (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45022.msg1790266#new) reference has been made to a spaceplane called Shenlun and a link provided to the following article:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/chinas-secretive-spaceplane-may-launch-in-2020/

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #52 on: 02/19/2018 02:45 pm »
I guess you mean the Shenlong spaceplane (see https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=11130.40)
« Last Edit: 02/20/2018 08:58 am by limen4 »

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #53 on: 02/19/2018 02:47 pm »
I guess you mean the Shenlong space plan (see https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=11130.40)

I was simply using the name given in the original Russian thread discussion: I guess that one of the administrators may wish to merge the two Chinese threads.
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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #54 on: 10/21/2019 09:00 pm »

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Re: Shenlong spaceplane
« Reply #55 on: 10/22/2019 06:40 am »
https://twitter.com/avweekguy/status/1186453804616519681

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Two-stage-to-orbit vehicle free separation test in wind tunnel was conducted by CAAA.

Edit to add: photo from article in previous post
« Last Edit: 10/22/2019 06:42 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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