05 March 2019
China announced on 5 March that the country's new solid rocket booster, propelled by a 200-tonne thrust engine, completed hot firing tests, proving its readiness for commercial launches. With a diameter of 2.65 meters, the booster engine is expected to be used on the modified version of the Long March-11 rocket. The rocket is the only series in the Long March family that uses solid propellants, and it can be launched within 24 hours.
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