(China Designing New Heavy-Lift Rockets
State Media in China announced it would be increasing the country's ability to put satellites and space stations into space. This new breed of rockets signals China’s move towards a greater space presence.
The new rockets, called Long March 5’s, will be used to deploy communications satellites and lunar probes. They will have a much greater lifting capacity than the current rockets. The new rockets are to be launch ready by 2013.
President of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Wu Yansheng said, "It will also give China the same launch capabilities as developed countries”. The announcements come just after last weeks successful launch of China’s first lunar probe. )