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China tests new engine for huge Long March 9 moon rocket

Chinese engineers have conducted a successful hot fire test of a new, powerful engine for the nation’s planned super heavy-lift rocket for moon missions.

The closed-cycle rocket engine uses liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen for propellant and can generate 25 tons of thrust, making it one of the most powerful such engines ever made, according to the engine’s developer.

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