China launches Zhuque-2 carrier rocket for three satellites

2023-12-09 Editor : Ji Xiang ECNS App Download

China on Saturday successfully launched the Zhuque-2 Y-3 carrier rocket into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.  

The carrier rocket blasted off at 7:39 a.m. (Beijing Time) and sent three satellites -- Honghu, Honghu-2 and TY-33 -- into planned orbit.  

It was the third flight mission of the Zhuque-2 carrier rocket. Developed by the Chinese rocket company LandSpace, the Zhuque-2, which stands 49.5 meters tall with a diameter of 3.35 meters, is the world's first rocket powered by liquid oxygen-methane fuel and successfully entered its planned orbit.  

LandSpace released its new version of Zhuque-3 reusable stainless steel rocket on Saturday. The Zhuque-3, which stands 76.6 meters tall with a diameter of 4.5 meters, is expected to be launched in 2025.



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