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Chinese Long March 9 is a super-heavy carrier rocket that will be able to support a manned mission to the Moon.


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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


Stages

Possibly 2 stages.


Flights History

Flight 1:   First Long March 9 Launch

Test Launch: Perhaps in 2020’s.

Flight 2:   Second Long March 9 Launch

Moon Landing Launch?

Future

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.


Did you know?

* China is also developing the Long March 5 and Long March 7.

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