BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- China has completed the final assembly of a new liquid-propellant rocket's first-stage engine, developed by a private Chinese space company.
According to its developer Landspace, the ZQ-2 rocket is a liquid oxygen-methane carrier rocket with the largest capacity under research in China.
The engine has entered reliability tests and mass production, with its key technologies having achieved breakthroughs.
The ZQ-2 rocket has a total length of 49.5 meters, a diameter of 3.35 meters, a takeoff thrust of 268 tonnes, and a takeoff mass of 216 tonnes. It can carry a payload of at least 6 tonnes to low-Earth orbit. Enditem