China's Space Program News Thread


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I dug the news on this engine a little bit:
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It seems it has 150 tons of propellant in total. The entirety of the engine shouldn't be heavier than 190 tons in total. This means its N.S/kg is around 3090. Insane! For example, the SRB on the new SLS achieves 2780.
No, you totally underestimate the progress of Chinese space tech. The weight is about 162-163T, it’s a advanced carbon fiber based structure.
 

taxiya

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No, you totally underestimate the progress of Chinese space tech. The weight is about 162-163T, it’s a advanced carbon fiber based structure.
Care to share the source of the 160ish figure? Note, @BoraTas' 150t is propellant, is your 160ish figure the total mass?

Besides, 150t is directly quoted from the China Daily article, if there is anybody underestimating it is China Daily's article, don't you think?
 

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Care to share the source of the 160ish figure? Note, @BoraTas' 150t is propellant, is your 160ish figure the total mass?

Besides, 150t is directly quoted from the China Daily article, if there is anybody underestimating it is China Daily's article, don't you think?
Of course, 162-163T is the total mass, 150T+ is propellant. If the total mass is 190T+, it is the level of india
 

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