The heaviest and most technologically challenging member of China’s new space launcher family, the Long March 5, has been delayed by at least another year, to 2015, due to challenges in building its structure. Another launcher, which would improve China’s ability to launch military satellites on short notice thanks to its solid fuel, is due to fly in 2016 under the designation Long March 11, while the industry is also preparing to seek funding for an enormous Moon rocket. The problem ...

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