[lunar landing] China planned 2030 manned landing on moon
China planned 2030 manned landing on moon
The 57-meter-long Long March-5 launch vehicle weighs 870 tons at launch and has a thrust of 1,000 tons. It is a large, two-stage rocket, capable of carrying a payload of 25 tons, equivalent to the weight of 16 cars, to low Earth orbit. It can carry a payload of 14 tons to geostationary transfer orbit, eight tons to Earth-moon transfer orbit, or five tons to Earth-Mars transfer orbit – more than twice the capacity of the current main Long March series rockets.
Long referred the new variant as Long March-5 DY, which is initials for the Chinese term of dengyue, the lunar landing.