Green Power Propels Zhuque-2 to Orbit
In an incredible feat of innovation and collaboration, LandSpace, in partnership with GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. (GCL), successfully launched the Zhuque-2 (ZQ-2 Y2) rocket, powered by methane, into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
This landmark achievement makes China the first nation to propel a rocket carrier into space using liquid methane, a cleaner, cost-effective, and powerful fuel ideally suited for reusable rockets.
A Leap Forward in Rocket Technology
LandSpace’s independent research and development efforts have led to a significant breakthrough in the technology employed by Zhuque-2. The successful application of low-cost liquid propellant carrier rockets opens up new possibilities for the future of space exploration.
Methane: A Low-Carbon Solution for the Aerospace Industry
With environmental considerations taking center stage in rocket research and development, nations worldwide are seeking alternatives to carbon-intensive technologies to combat climate change. Methane emerges as a promising low-carbon alternative, boasting several advantages, including reduced weight, streamlined maintenance, and efficient use of space.
GCL’s Support Fuels China’s Leadership
GCL, a leading one-stop renewable energy service provider, played a pivotal role in supporting LandSpace’s mission to build Zhuque-2.
This milestone achievement places China at the forefront of the global space race, setting the stage for the country’s private aerospace industry to develop next-generation, eco-friendly, cost-effective carrier rocket solutions.
A Green Vision for Global Sustainable Development
GCL’s commitment to renewable innovation aligns perfectly with LandSpace’s vision of creating green, efficient, and cost-effective solutions. The two entities see an opportunity to leverage their technological expertise, driving innovation in both renewable energy and aerospace sectors.
Their deepening cooperation aims to harness the potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) to digitize the aerospace industry’s entire value chain.
Pioneering Renewable Energy and E-Mobility
Dedicated to integrating renewable energy into daily life, GCL spearheads the energy industry’s digital transformation and e-mobility innovation.
By constructing wind and solar farms in desert regions, the company maximizes the potential of renewable power sources while bringing environmental and economic benefits to local communities.
GCL’s Global Impact
GCL’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has accelerated the construction of new energy infrastructure worldwide, driving decarbonization and boosting the economies of the regions it operates.
With multiple zero-carbon industry parks and zero-carbon smart cities, GCL is committed to helping China and beyond achieve their low-carbon targets, marking a significant step toward a greener future for all.