Jan 27 2015

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China’s Long March-9 will have a 130 ton lift capacity

Long March-9 rocket could be operational by 2028. 2028 is 2 years earlier than previously reported. I’ll have to update “Future Milestones” in the panel to the right to hold them to it. I suspect they moved up their timeline because the Russians had penciled in ‘2028’ for their first manned Lunar mission (though since then the Russians have backed off their Lunar plans because their economy is being crushed by tanking oil prices.)

The authority quoted in the article says that the Long March-9 won’t just have trips to the Moon as its mission, which makes me think “Mars”.

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