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Should other nations contribute with their own module?


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most powerful engines in the world for super-heavy rockets
YF130 (Long March 9)
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RD-171MV (Yenisei)
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Maybe. But an expected thrust-to-weight ratio of 80 for both isn't that impressive. The SpaceX Raptor is supposed to exceed 120, the NK-33 has 133 there, the simplistic Merlin engines reach 183.

Since the engines are the heaviest part of any launcher after the propellants, it is a pretty crucial number for the performance of a launcher.
 

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preliminary exploration of the moon
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International Lunar Research Station​

Nice to see Angara and Long March 9 there but it raises some questions.
Angara exists but seems a bit underpowered for this (launching from Russia doesn't help), and LM9 is still a paper rocket (they don't have a final configuration yet). :unsure:
 

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Nice to see Angara and Long March 9 there but it raises some questions.
Angara exists but seems a bit underpowered for this (launching from Russia doesn't help), and LM9 is still a paper rocket (they don't have a final configuration yet). :unsure:
Аngara rocket will be used for satellite Luna-28
Long March 5 - satellite Chang'e 7, Chang'e 8
 

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for mutual understanding in the exploration of the Moon, joint Russian-Chinese crews will be formed, China will also form crews together with other countries
 

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for mutual understanding in the exploration of the Moon, joint Russian-Chinese crews will be formed, China will also form crews together with other countries
Let's see if countries like India are involved in the ILRS program. I'm fairly neutral about what's going on with Russia and Ukraine.
 

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I did not find information about the flight of the Indian crew
Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin will raise this issue at the UN soon (there will be more details)
 
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I did not find information about the flight of the Indian crew
It was just my speculation that India will participate in the program, don't take it seriously.
 

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Shenzhou-14 launch in about 1 hour and 20 minutes:
 

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Shenzhou 14 crew. The no. in parentheses indicate the no. of times they flew to space when this mission is launched:
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  • Chen Dong (2), Commander
  • Liu Yang (2), Operator
  • Cai Xuzhe (1), System Operator
Chen was a veteran of the 33-day Shenzhou 11 to Tiangong 2 (2016), while Liu is the first female taikonaut to ever fly to space aboard Shenzhou 9 to Tiangong 1 (2012)
 
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Launch successful, spacecraft inserted in the rendez-vous trajectory. (y)

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