China's first solid and liquid propellant rocket launch vehicle will make its maiden flight into space in 2021, its developers said.
This is a new generation medium-range launch vehicle called Changzheng-6A (Long March 6A).
As reported in the Eighth Academy of the China Corporation of Aerospace Science and Technology, thanks to equipping with various numbers of solid and liquid rocket boosters, a series of launch vehicles with different carrying capacity and relatively high efficiency will be formed.
The new rocket has a greater degree of automation and so much intelligence that it can independently monitor and diagnose potential problems.
Recall that China joined the club of space powers on April 24, 1970, launching its first satellite, Dongfanghong-1, into orbit using the Changzheng-1 launch vehicle.
From 1970 to March 2019, 17 types of carrier rockets of the Changzheng series were developed and put into operation in China, which ensured the implementation of a number of large space projects of the country, including manned space programs, lunar exploration, the creation of a national satellite navigation system Beidou and Gaofen Earth Survey Project.