Space Launches, Landings & Destinations v4 in General Chatter Posted 2 hours ago Some news on the Chinese lunar program. First, it seems they have concrete plans to land there before 2030 Second, news on rockets. They have two rockets in development. For first time they acknowledge their Falcon Heavy look-alike, that's a three core rocket with a LEO capability on 70 tons and 27tons LTO. It's a kerolox based rocket. The name of the rocket is CZ-5DY https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1407961331991388161/photo/1 The second and more surprising development is the complete change in the design of the CZ-9 rocket, which was strongly influenced by the SLS and probably faced a number of similar issues. It was hydrolox rocket with solid fuel boosters. Well, now it's a kerolox rocket with 16 engines and no boosters. Capability is 150 tons to LEO, 53 tons to LTO. https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1407961341441175556/photo/1 there is no mention about reusability for any of these rockets, but plainly their design will allow that at some point. SpaceX influence in those designs decisions is evident.