Chinese Long March 9 is a super-heavy carrier rocket that will be able to support a manned mission to the Moon.
Chinese Long March 9 Designs.
The Chinese Long March 9 is a super-heavy carrier rocket that will be able to support a manned mission to the Moon.
It is currently in the initial design phase with two versions: one with liquid fuel boosters, and one with solid fuel boosters. The liquid boosters may use kerosene / liquid oxygen engines with 500 T thrust.
The Chinese Moon Rocket design payload to low Earth orbit maybe 130 metric tons. similar to NASA’s Space Launch System.
Long March 9 Specs:
Diameter: 8m to 10m (26ft to 32ft)
Height: 100 m (328 ft) ?
Thrust (sea level): ? MN (? lbf)
Stages: 2 to 3
Launch mass: ? kg (?lb)
Payload to LEO: 100,000kg / 130,000kg
Payload to GTO: ? kg
Possibly 2 stages.
Flight 1: First Long March 9 Launch
Test Launch: Perhaps in 2020’s.
Flight 2: Second Long March 9 Launch
Moon Landing Launch?
In the future China may the launcher to build Chinese Moon Orbiting Space Station, a Moonbase and could also be used to launch missions for asteroid exploration and for mining.
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* China is also developing the Long March 5 and Long March 7.
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