Casc, the leading manufacturer in China’s space industry, may be new to solid-propellant for space launch, but it shows no lack of ambition in the field. Looking particularly at commercial opportunities, Casc aims to lighten the first-stage motor of its Long March 11 launcher, increasing throw weight while evidently planning a second and larger solid-propellant launcher.  The group’s main rocket builder, Calt, is handling overall integration for the launchers that will be ...

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