China launches first globally successful orbital mission for methane-fueled rocket

By Zhao Lei | | Updated: 2023-07-12 09:41
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The rocket, named ZQ 2 - or Rosefinch 2, blasts off at 9 am at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, July 12, 2023. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/provided to]

The Chinese model had been in a close race with Relativity Space's Terran 1 and SpaceX's Starship to be the first methane-based rocket in orbit.

LandSpace is making the ZQ 2 and its engines at its plant in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, the first privately owned carrier rocket factory in China and the largest of its kind in Asia.

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