17 May 2019
LandSpace successfully conducted the full system hot firing for its TQ-12 liquid-fuel rocket engine, the first 80 t-thrust-level LOX+LCH4 rocket motor in China. The test was successfully conducted at the company's Huzhou facility. TQ-12, as the world’s third model of LOX+LCH4 liquid-fuel engine, is developed independently by LandSpace. Within one week, the TQ-12 engine underwent four test runs with the longest run lasting about 20 seconds. The stable and rapid initial start and shut down of the engine, along with relative appropriate parameters in test run period, manifests that the performance of the engine meets the qualifications.
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17 May 2019
LandSpace has successfully tested an 80-tonne thrust liquid oxygen-methane engine. The engine, named TQ-12, was independently developed by the private rocket company and has the third-highest thrust level among liquid oxygen-methane engines globally. The engine is environmentally friendly, low-cost, easy to operate and reusable. The successful test shows that China's private rocket companies have mastered the key technologies of the 100-tonne liquid propellant rocket engine, according to the company.
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