LinkSpace Returns: Chinese  This Year

Startup Plans Rocket Launch

China's LinkSpace Plans To Send

A rocket into space and land it safely in late 2022, three years after the startup's last major test.

The Company Announced May 5 That

It had carried out a static fire test of its Reusable Launch Vehicle T6 (RLV-T6) rocket using new methane-fueled engines at a site in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province.

The Rocket Will Later Be

Transported to Lenghu in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai, the site of LinkSpace's earlier tests. 

The Team Aims To Launch The

14.5 meters RLV-T6 to an altitude of around 100 Km and land it safely using landing legs and grid fins, similar to SpaceX's Falcon 9.

That Altitude Would

Take the rocket to the Kármán line, one definition of the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space.

The Flight Will Also Involve

High-altitude environment, biological and other experiments, according to a LinkSpace press release (in Chinese).

James Webb Space Telescope  Science Study

Begins Final Check-Outs For