02 July 2018
China aims to develop a new series of small, medium, large and heavy-lift Long March carrier rockets by 2030 to meet the demands of its space operations, according to Long Lehao, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Chief Designer at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.
The capacity of Chinese rockets would reach 140 tonnes for low-Earth orbit, 44 tonnes for Earth-Mars transfer orbit, 50 tonnes for Earth-Moon transfer orbit and 66 tonnes for geosynchronous transfer orbit in 2030, said Long Lehao when delivering a speech in Tsinghua University.