South Asia and Beyond

China Claims Rocket Engine Upgrade

China claims to have successfully tested the world’s largest solid fuel rocket engine with a thrust of 500 tonnes. This is four times more powerful than the current Long March 5 rocket. The test was conducted in Xian where the Academy of Solid Propulsion Technology is based. The academy said this was a major advance on the road to developing an engine of 1000-tonne thrust.

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