The Zhuque-2, which is slated for launch in the next two weeks, burns a mix of liquid methane and liquid oxygen. Photo: Landspace
The Zhuque-2, which is slated for launch in the next two weeks, burns a mix of liquid methane and liquid oxygen. Photo: Landspace
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Chinese firm prepares to send world’s first methane-fuelled rocket into space

  • Known as the Zhuque-2, it’s expected to be launched between December 4 and 15 from the Gobi Desert, according to source
  • Its developer, Landspace, is in a race with US rivals SpaceX and Relativity Space to put a methane-burning rocket into orbit

The Zhuque-2, which is slated for launch in the next two weeks, burns a mix of liquid methane and liquid oxygen. Photo: Landspace
The Zhuque-2, which is slated for launch in the next two weeks, burns a mix of liquid methane and liquid oxygen. Photo: Landspace
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