China is in the process of modernizing much of its space-launcher capabilities.
The new rockets being designed and introduced are more environmentally friendly than previous versions.
While existing Chinese launchers generally used toxic hypergolic propellents,
the new designs use kerosene or hydrogen as fuel for the first and second stages.
Three new families of rockets are currently being introduced.
The CZ-6 small payload launcher first flew in 2015, the CZ-7 medium lift rocket flew in June of this year,
and the CZ-5 heavy lift rocket is scheduled to fly later this year.
I have added two new graphics. One showing the current configuration of visiting vehicles at the International Space Station, and another that shows ISS crew and cargo vehicles.
Posted 10 April 2016
About Historic Spacecraft
I started Historic Spacecraft in 2006. The initial goal was to host several hundred photos of space hardware from my collection.
I later started to create illustrations for many spacecraft and rockets.
Hopefully, this website will provide a valuable resource to space modelers and space exploration historians.
Historic Spacecraft currently has around 7,500 visitors per month.
As of January 2014, the website includes over 1500 photographs and over 500 original illustrations.
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