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 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
23 Jan 2022 - 6:00PM