The 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen and kerosene engine is designed for the next generation carrier rocket Long March 9 (CZ-9), which is expected to make its first flight in 2030. Photo: Handout The 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen and kerosene engine is designed for the next generation carrier rocket Long March 9 (CZ-9), which is expected to make its first flight in 2030. Photo: Handout
The 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen and kerosene engine is designed for the next generation carrier rocket Long March 9 (CZ-9), which is expected to make its first flight in 2030. Photo: Handout
China science

China super rocket engine passes early test with successful trial

  • The engine’s 500-tonne thrust is being developed for ambitious space missions, including a manned trip to Mars
  • New engine is designed to power China’s next generation Long March 9 with first flight expected in 2030

Topic |   China science
The 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen and kerosene engine is designed for the next generation carrier rocket Long March 9 (CZ-9), which is expected to make its first flight in 2030. Photo: Handout The 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen and kerosene engine is designed for the next generation carrier rocket Long March 9 (CZ-9), which is expected to make its first flight in 2030. Photo: Handout
The 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen and kerosene engine is designed for the next generation carrier rocket Long March 9 (CZ-9), which is expected to make its first flight in 2030. Photo: Handout
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