30 September 2021
A heavy-lift carrier rocket in China able to carry a payload of 100 t is expected to be launched around 2028. The rocket will be employed for manned lunar missions and deep-space exploration missions. A model of the new-gen heavy-lift carrier rocket is being exhibited at the Airshow China 2021. Carrying different numbers of boosters, the new rocket series will be able to send spacecraft weighing between 50 to 140 t to LEO, and 15 to 50 t to Earth-Moon transfer orbit. Besides, it can also carry spacecraft of 12 to 44 t mass to Earth-Mars transfer orbit.
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