Casc Tests Gear For Mid-Air Recovery Of Rocket Engines

Casc's aerial-recovery hook in unlocked (left) and locked (right) positions.
Credit: Casc
SYDNEY—Chinese engineers have designed and tested equipment for aerial recovery of space launcher main engines, which they regard as offering advantages over powered descent by fully reusable first stages. State space contractor Casc tested equipment on the ground for the final stage of the recovery...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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