Chinese space authorities say they have made a number of technological breakthroughs to hugely increase the payload capacity of solid-fuel rockets. Photo: Weibo
Chinese space authorities say they have made a number of technological breakthroughs to hugely increase the payload capacity of solid-fuel rockets. Photo: Weibo

China test fires ‘world’s largest, most hi-tech solid-fuel rocket engine’

  • Cutting-edge 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 says

Topic |   China's space programme
Chinese space authorities say they have made a number of technological breakthroughs to hugely increase the payload capacity of solid-fuel rockets. Photo: Weibo
Chinese space authorities say they have made a number of technological breakthroughs to hugely increase the payload capacity of solid-fuel rockets. Photo: Weibo

Corrected [3:22pm, 21 Oct, 2021]

  • [3:22pm, 21 Oct, 2021]

    This story has been changed to clarify that it is the world's largest single-segment solid rocket.

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