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The Long March 9 is basically confirmed: the low-orbit carrying capacity of 150 tons can carry the entire space station into space

via:快科技     time:2022/11/27 18:00:33     readed:146

Heavy-lift carrier rockets are needed for large-scale space activities, manned missions to the moon and deep space exploration, and the Long March 9 rocket is expected to make its maiden flight around 2030, according to the plan.

Long Lehao, 85, was the chief designer of Long March carrier rockets, CCTV News reported. He revealed thatThe overall configuration scheme of the Long March 9 has been basically determined, the prototype has been built, the first, second and third stage engines have been carried out heat tests, and it will be launched in 8-0 years.

Academician Long Lehao said,“ Fat Five has a diameter of 5 meters and a height of more than 50 meters, while Long March 9 has a diameter of 10.6 meters and a height of nearly 110 meters. ” In theory, the Long March 9, with a capacity of 150 tons, could carry the entire space station into space.

The Long March 9 already has more lift capacity than the US Saturn V and also the US Space Launch System (SLS) Heavy rocket. Academician Long proudly said that China's rocket carrying capacity will enter the world's first echelon or even at the forefront.

In terms of rocket power, it is said that the first stage rocket is 24 liquid oxygen and kerosene engines with a thrust of 240 tons, the second stage rocket is 4 hydrogen-oxygen engines with 120 tons, and the third stage is 1 hydrogen-oxygen engine with 120 tons.

长征九号总体构型方案基本确定:低轨运载力150吨 可把整个空间站送入太空

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