China closes in on deep space ambitions with latest rocket engine test

Published Dec 23 2021 at 11:00 AM GMT
  • China’s ambitious plans to land people on the moon – and eventually explore deep space – have come a step closer after reaching a milestone in its rocket engine programme.
  • The official publication China Space News reported on Wednesday that researchers had successfully completed an essential step in the development of its next generation hydrogen-oxygen engine, code-named YF-79.
  • Two experiments earlier this month verified the design of the rocket engine’s thrust chamber, confirming its….



  • Published Dec 23, 2021 11:00 AM GMT