New launch vehicles set for test flights from China’s Jiuquan spaceport
Newly-developed orbital and suborbital launch vehicles are being readied for test flights at the Jiuquan spaceport as China
Landspace, a Beijing-based launch startup, is working towards the launch of its Zhuque-2
The mission, expected in the near future, will represent the first launch of a liquid propellant
The move has so far brought a proliferation of solid launchers, with mixed success.
Liquid launch capabilities would represent a leap for the sector.
As previously reported by SpaceNews, Landspace has constructed infrastructure at Jiuquan
The firm’s Zhuque-2 is powered by gas generator engines and will be capable of delivering a 6,000