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China successfully launched a rocket into space with the world's first methane engine


The world's first methane-powered rocket was successfully launched from a cosmodrome in northwestern China, the Izvestiya newspaper writes.

The rocket entered the programmed orbit. Earlier, in 2022, a similar rocket was also launched, but it turned out to be unsuccessful, malfunctions in the second stage led to an accident.

The developer of the methane-powered rocket is LandSpace. The new rocket will be able to launch up to 4 tons of cargo into orbit.

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