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Mar 17 2015

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China outlines its space plans

China Outlines New Rocket Family, Space Station and Moon Plans.

Timeline:
2015: Long March 6 (120 T thrust, 1 tons into 700 km sun-synchronous orbit), LOX & Kerosene
2016: Long March 5 (25 tons to LEO, 14 tons to GEO) and Long March 7 (13.5 tons to LEO, 5.5 tons to GEO)
2016: Tiangong 2 space laboratory (Long March 5)

Before 2020: Chang’e 4 lunar probe
Long March 2 and Long March 3 will be retired within the next 10 years

Color me unworried.

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