When completed, the 25 tonne thrust YF-79 will be the world’s most powerful expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen engine. Photo: Handout
When completed, the 25 tonne thrust YF-79 will be the world’s most powerful expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen engine. Photo: Handout

China closes in on deep space ambitions with latest rocket engine test

  • Researchers have completed an essential step in the development of its next generation engine for the Long March 9 rocket
  • Experiments confirm the engine’s suitability for complex space missions, including crewed moon landings and deeper space exploration

Topic |   China science
When completed, the 25 tonne thrust YF-79 will be the world’s most powerful expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen engine. Photo: Handout
When completed, the 25 tonne thrust YF-79 will be the world’s most powerful expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen engine. Photo: Handout
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