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China has tested a new engine for the Changzheng-9 super-heavy launch vehicle

04.10.2022 ТАСС 130 просмотров

According to the South China Morning Post newspaper, scientists managed to overcome technical difficulties in creating a prototype of the YF-79 rocket engine, which is designed for the third stage of the rocket.


China has successfully tested a new engine for the Changzheng-9 superheavy launch vehicle it is developing, which is designed to play a key role in the exploration of the Moon and flights into deep space. This was reported on Tuesday by the newspaper "South China Morning Post".

According to her, Chinese scientists managed to overcome technical difficulties in creating a prototype of the YF-79 rocket engine, which is designed for the third stage of the rocket. Specialists have successfully carried out three of its ground tests, the Chinese Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) reported.

The 25-ton YF-79 is a hydrogen-oxygen engine with an expansion thrust cycle. The first stage of the rocket with accelerators will be driven by four YF-130 oxygen-kerosene engines with an additional combustion cycle. A pair of YF-90 hydrogen-oxygen engines is provided for the second stage of the Changzheng-9. The new YF-79 engines are designed for the third stage, there are four of them in total.

It is expected that the Changzheng-9 rocket will be able to launch up to 140 tons of payload into Earth orbit, from 15 to 50 tons to the Moon, and from 12 to 44 tons to Mars.

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