China Tests 500-Metric-Ton-Thrust Solid-Rocket Booster

CASC solid-rocket booster
Credit: CASC
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) has successfully tested what it is calling the world’s most powerful integral solid-rocket booster. The new engine is expected to be used on the Jielong-3A rocket for Sun-synchronous orbit. The engine has a diameter of 3.5 m (11.5 ft.) and is...

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