BEIJING – The Chinese space industry plans to use its forthcoming Long March 5 launcher to send a rover to Mars around 2020 while engineers separately prepare to test a vastly larger super-heavy rocket, Long March 9, for a manned Moon mission 10 years later. The Moon rocket, which has been discussed for several years as something the industry would like to build, would be able to lift a payload of 130 tons to low Earth orbit and operate between 2030 and 2050, says the Xinhua news ...

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