The rocket engines will power China’s ambition to land astronauts on the moon by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock
The rocket engines will power China’s ambition to land astronauts on the moon by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock

China space programme plans year of milestones for Long March 9 rocket engines

  • The YF-79 will be one of the world’s most powerful when completed and is on schedule for whole-of-machine testing in 2022
  • Three of the four engines in development are for the rocket which will power the country’s missions to the moon, Mars and beyond

The rocket engines will power China’s ambition to land astronauts on the moon by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock
The rocket engines will power China’s ambition to land astronauts on the moon by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock
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