China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced that it will create a new rocket engine line to accelerate and facilitate China's planned space studies. According to the state-owned satellite and rocket manufacturer, progress has been made in key technologies for a hydrogen / oxygen high-thrust combustion cycle engine that will serve the country's heavy-load carrier rockets.
According to previously announced reports, CASC is developing a lift rockets 140 tons less than those currently used. The rocket will provide support for China's lunar exploration, deep space exploration, large-scale space infrastructure construction, and space resources development. In addition, the rocket manufacturer has recently completed a reliability test for the high thrust oxyhydrogen engine designed for the Long March-5B carrier rocket, which will be used to launch the different modules of the Chinese space station. The core module is scheduled to be released this spring.
Source: China International Radio