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China test-fires new solid booster for next generation rocket

(Xinhua)    07:39, July 09, 2018

China had successfully finished the first joint hot-fire test of a new solid-fuel booster engine and its servomechanism system, the manufacture said Saturday.

The heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March 5 blasts off Nov 3, 2016 at Wenchang Space Launch Center in South China's Hainan province. [File photo: Xinhua]

With a diameter of two meters, the booster engine is expected to be used on China's next generation medium-sized carrier rocket, according to a China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation statement.

The segmented design was used in the engine, making it the most powerful solid-fuel engine at present, the statement said. 

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