Courtesy of BtB’s stringer Jay, who trolls Tweeter so I don’t have to.
- Want a NASA rocket engine once intended for SLS? GSA has seven for sale!
The engine is the J-2X, a supposed upgrade of the Saturn-5’s J-2 upper stage engines. GSA is selling the components for seven, the auctions to be found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Its proposed rocket family will look very familiar to those familiar with SpaceX.
FAST is essentially a larger version of the now-shuttered Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. It is hard to say if it is being used to its full potential at this time, as China right now doesn’t have that many qualified radio astronomers. This is why for a long while it tried to get foreigners to run it, unsuccessfully. With time, however, this will change.
It also appears they plan to fly it past both Venus and some asteroids on its way to the outer solar system.
It is is Chinese, so it would be nice if one of my readers who can read Chinese provides some explanation.
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