Media said that China develop a new generation Long March rocket launched in 2013 VII
China Aerospace Science and Technology Group booth at a variety of Long March series of rockets. Photo: cold (Reserved)
According to the U.S., “Aviation Week” website reported on November 18: China is developing a new generation rocket family, will replace the existing part of the “Long March II” , “Long March III” and “Long March IV” launch vehicle.
“Aviation Week,” said the reference to “at least in part” because the series seems to exist a blank stage. Currently, the “VI Long March” carrier rocket is still in development stage. “Long VI” by Shanghai China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation undertake research and development, the launch vehicle to the weight of 1 ton satellite or equipment launched into orbit 600 kilometers away from the Earth. “VI Long March” carrier rocket system of China non-toxic and pollution-free generation of carrier rockets, there are many new technology is the first time in the country, development is very difficult, is expected to be shipped in 2013.
and “VII Long March” carrier rocket is borne by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology research and development for near-Earth orbit launch a payload of 10 to 20 tons. It is reported that, “VII Long March” carrier rocket in China’s space exploits “Long March II F” rocket based on the research and development, will first launch in 2013. It uses liquid oxygen and kerosene propellants, non-toxic combustion products, to replace the toxic and harmful nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer and UDMH burners. The rocket in the follow-up task in manned space launch cargo spacecraft and manned spacecraft, which is divided into two technical condition. “Long VII” no state total length of 52 meters, take-off weight of about 579 tons of near-Earth orbit carrying capacity 13 tons; manned state total length of 57 meters, take-off weight of about 582 tons, near-Earth orbit carrying capacity 12.5 tons.
However, considering there will be more likely to vote sent a launch weight of less than 600 km high demand, it is clear that the two types of rocket launchers, there are still large gaps between. Meanwhile, Shanghai China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and the China Carrier Rocket Technology Research also does not deny the possibility of development of new rocket families; one day, the new rocket Long March family will replace the old model.
reported that China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is on the “VII Long March” rockets to discuss and prepare this week to the Zhuhai Air Show, “Aviation Week” published in the program. It is reported that this report will be published next week, “Aviation Week & Space Technology” published. (Sri Lanka years)
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