World’s first methane-fuelled space rocket launched by China

First, methane-fuelled space rocket Private Chinese company launched Zhuque-2 world’s first methane-fuelled space rocket at 9:00 A.M. (01:00 GMT) on 12th July from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre


At the time of 9:00 A.M. (01:00 GMT) on 12th July from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and completed the flight mission according to the procedure, China launched the Zhuque-2 becoming the World’s first methane-propelled rocket. With a liftoff weight of 216 metric tons and uses 4 TQ-12 methalox engines in the first stage with a thrust of 67 metric tonnes, whereas 2nd stage uses one optimized TQ-12 with a thrust of 80 metric tonnes in combination with an 8 metric tonnes thrust TQ-11 engine which acts as a vernier thruster.

Zhuque-2 video

Who launched 1st methane-fuelled space rocket?

China launched 1st methane-fuelled space rocket

What is the name of the space rocket?

The name of the space rocket is Zhuque-2