China Makes Progress on Engine Program for Super Heavy Rocket Written 28 November 2023


Mockup of the Chinese Long March 9 rocket. | Credit: Shujianyang; Wikipedia; CC0

Space News reports, “China is progressing with a program to develop full-flow staged-combustion-cycle methane engines to power its reusable Long March 9 super heavy-lift launcher.” Work to develop “engines producing 200 tons of thrust includes progress on overall design and components. Testing includes firing prototype and scaled components such as igniters, gas generators and thrust chambers.”
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