19 January 2022
Landspace's 2-staged methane-liquid oxygen fueled rocket Zhuque 2 is set to make its 1st flight early this year from Jiuquan. Satellite imagery by Planet and Pleiades-1B and deleted social media postings indicate that work is progressing on a new launch complex for commercial launch vehicles at the Jiuquan Launch Centre in Northwest China's Gansu Province. If the launch is successful, Zhuque 2 will become the 1st use of methane-liquid oxygen propellent technology in China, and it will become the 1st liquid rocket developed by a Chinese private company.
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