01 March 2021
In an interview with state broadcaster CCTV, Luan Enjie said feasibility studies for the 100-t launch vehicle had been completed and the project was now at the follow-up research stage.
Although Luan did not mention the official name of the new rocket, Chinese space experts reached by the Global Times on 01 March widely speculated that it would very likely be the highly anticipated Long March-9 launch vehicle, and that the new rocket would be the go-to model for the country's future manned lunar landing missions, which will hopefully take place around 2030.
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