CASC Aims For Reusability With Methane-Fuel Rocket Engine

Credit: The “model” of the CASC methane-burning reusable rocket engine displayed at Airshow China, Zhuhai: Bradley Perrett/Aviation Week
ZHUHAI, China—Major Chinese space contractor CASC is developing a reusable rocket engine that burns methane with liquid oxygen. The engine has a thrust of 60 metric tons (130,000 lb.), presumably at sea level, says CASC in a brochure issued at Airshow China, held here Nov. 1–6. Thrust in a vacuum is...

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