Landspace Zhuque-2 Reaches Orbit, China Wins Methalox Space Race

China wins Methalox Space Race as Landspace, a private launch provider launches its Zhuque-2 rocket on its second ever flight. The Zhuque-2 experienced a nominal boost phase, stable orbit was confirmed, then the vehicle entered a spin.

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Zac Aubert

Zac Aubert

Published: 12th Jul 2023 01:17 GMT
Written by: Zac Aubert

China wins Methalox Space Race as Landspace, a private launch provider launches its Zhuque-2 rocket on its second ever flight. The Zhuque-2 experienced a nominal boost phase, stable orbit was confirmed, then the vehicle entered a spin.

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Zhuque-2 is a medium-sized rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane capable that can carry up to4,000 kg of payload into a 200 km low Earth orbit, or 2,000 kg of payload into a 500 km Sun-synchronous orbit.

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