BEIJING – Development of the next Chinese space launcher family has slipped again, with its two smaller members likely to fly next year while engineers work on a 2016 first flight for the largest and most urgently needed. Maybe as a result, the schedule for completion of China’s planned space station has also been moved back, to around 2022 from 2020. The delay in launcher development should also hinder any plans for launching large reconnaissance satellites. Delays for Long ...


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