What About China’s Hypersonic Missile?

What About China’s Hypersonic Missile?
, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies via AP)

The Financial Times originally reported on October 16 that China had tested a hypersonic nuclear missile in late August that was launched in low earth orbit, circled the earth and then failed to hit its target, although it came close.  According to the FT, the weapon was on board a Long March rocket.

China has denied it launched a hypersonic missile, saying that this report was about a routine spacecraft test, used for developing reusable spacecraft technology.

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