Chinese space authorities say they have made a number of technological breakthroughs to hugely increase the payload capacity of solid rockets. Photo: Weibo
China test fires ‘world’s largest, most hi-tech solid-fuel rocket engine’
  • Cutting edge 3.5-metre wide engine said to generate 500 tonnes of thrust, four times that of the liquid fuel-propelled Long March 5 engine
  • An even larger version of the engine, capable of producing 1,000 tonnes of thrust, is under development, China’s largest space contractor said
16 minutes ago
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Chinese space authorities say they have made a number of technological breakthroughs to hugely increase the payload capacity of solid rockets. Photo: Weibo
China test fires ‘world’s largest, most hi-tech solid-fuel rocket engine’
  • Cutting edge 3.5-metre wide engine said to generate 500 tonnes of thrust, four times that of the liquid fuel-propelled Long March 5 engine
  • An even larger version of the engine, capable of producing 1,000 tonnes of thrust, is under development, China’s largest space contractor said
16 minutes ago