Landspace ZQ-2


Landspace announced their new concepted methalox medium-lift launch vehicle Zhuque-2 and its powerplant, the in-house manufactured methalox engine Tianque-2 in the first China Astronautical Congress. ZQ-2 will be reusable, the know-how is confidential now. They will demonstrated reusable technology in maiden launch, wait until 2020 or 2021.

Two stage rocket ZQ-2
Length 48.8 meter
Diameter 3.35m
Lift-off mass 216 t
Propellant LCH4/LOX
Lift-off thrust 268.8 t (4 engines)
Payload capacity:
2.0 t to 500 km SSO
4.0 t to 200 km LEO
Stage 1
Tianque-12 engine

Cycle: GG
SL thrust: 67.2 t
SL Isp: 283s
Vacuum thrust: 79.3 t
Vacuum Isp: 334 s
Nozzle diameter: 1.02 m
Stage 2
Tianque-12 (vac) engine
Cycle: GG
Vacuum thrust: 83.1 t
Vacuum Isp: 350 s
Nozzle diameter: 1.50 m
Tianque-11 (4 verniers)
Vacuum thrust: 4 x 2.5 t