China’s super secretive spaceplane ejects a mysterious object into orbit over Earth and no-one knows what it’s for

Little is known about the experimental spacecraft, other than the fact it is reusable. Even less is known about the technology that's just been thrown into Earth's rotation.

Space Force, a faction of the US military, have catalogued the object as 59884.

Jonathan McDowell, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a space activity tracker was one of the first to spot the ejection on 24 May.

In a statement on X (Twitter) days later, McDowell speculated that the object could be a subsatellite.