Monday, March 5, 2012

China readies next generation rockets

Beijing: China is planning to launch is next generation Long March-5 carrier rocket in 2014.

Chinese experts have succeeded in developing the hydrogen box that will store fuel for the Long March-5 rocket. It will more than triple its carrying capacity.

China is also developing a Long March-7 rocket for launch in the next five years, said Liang Xiaohong, deputy head of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

China has sought to develop non-toxic, low-cost, reliable and safe carrier rockets to build a space station, the Shanghai Daily reported Sunday.

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