China’s new medium-heavy space launcher, Long March 7, is very likely to fly in 2014, says an industry official, confirming a delayed target announced six months ago. The engines for the rocket are ready, the official says, without saying what aspect of the system is holding up the program. Long March 7 will use the YF-100 engine, burning liquid oxygen and kerosene for its core first stage and boosters. With a four-booster configuration, maybe its largest, the Long March 7 can throw 13.5 ...
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