China’s program to develop a superheavy launcher, the Long March 9 Moon rocket, is at the research phase, with an expectation of making a first flight around 2030. The first manned mission to the Moon would be launched in 2031-36, the country’s manned space office suggested last year.  There is no hint on when full-scale development of Long March 9 will begin. Indeed, the Chinese government emphasizes that the time of the first flight will depend on progress in ...

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