Capability: Reusable technology demonstration test bed for orbital and re-entry operations.
Maiden Flight: 2020-09-04
Flight Life: Multiple months
First Chinese reusable spacecraft
First launched on September 4, 2020 and landed two days later. Launched again on August 4, 2022.
The Chinese reusable experimental spacecraft is the first Chinese reusable spacecraft.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.