The prototype engine built by Tsinghua University researchers. Photo: Handout
The prototype engine built by Tsinghua University researchers. Photo: Handout
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Chinese scientists say they have developed new type of rocket engine driven by explosive shock waves

  • The continuous rotating detonation engine promises to be more efficient than conventional rocket engines and could help power hypersonic plans
  • The technology was first proposed in the 1950s and a team from Tsinghua University is hopeful they have found a way to reduce the engine’s weight

The prototype engine built by Tsinghua University researchers. Photo: Handout
The prototype engine built by Tsinghua University researchers. Photo: Handout
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