China Runs Methane Engine For More Than 2,000 Sec.

Credit: Chinese 60-metric-ton methane burning engine displayed in 2016: Bradley Perrett/Aerospace DAILY
BREMEN, Germany—Chinese testing of a rocket engine burning methane with liquid oxygen has exceeded 2,000 sec., with reusability regarded as a key objective. The engine, of about 60 metric tons (130,000 lb.) thrust, has been developed “as a low-cost and high-reliability booster for Chinese future...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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