Chinese engineers presented a project of a super-heavy launch vehicle designed to send large elements of space and lunar stations.
According to Luang Enjie, head of the lunar exploration program, the project has successfully passed the feasibility study stage and entered the development stage, which should be completed in the next 5 years..
China to Develop Launch Vehicles Capable of Lifting 100 Tons Payload into Space
The giant rocket will be able to launch cargo weighing up to 100 tons into open space. The main task of the carrier will be the delivery of large elements and components necessary for the construction of future space stations.
Currently the largest project is Falcon Heavy – launch vehicle with a maximum payload of 64 tons, developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. China’s most powerful missile, the Long March 5, is capable of carrying a payload of 25 tonnes..
Government country will begin construction of an orbital station in the spring of this year. Lunar station plan to build by 2045.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: CCTV