Long March 9
China is progressing with the development of two super heavy-lift rockets for crewed missions and infrastructure launches to the moon, according to officials.
China’s launch vehicle makers appear to be designing a fully reusable version of the Long March 9 super heavy-lift rocket needed for future megaprojects.
China is showcasing a number of elements for future human lunar landing missions at a major airshow and stating that super heavy-lift rocket will be ready by 2028.
China plans to use a new super heavy-lift rocket currently under development to construct a massive space-based solar power station in geostationary orbit.
China will work on development of two types of super-heavy launch vehicles for future lunar projects, a senior official said Wednesday.
China’s space contractor has announced progress on rocket engines designed for major space missions, including a new engine for future lunar missions.
HELSINKI — China is pressing ahead with the Long March 9 super heavy launch vehicle for crewed lunar, robotic deep space exploration and space infrastructure.