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At 0701 Morning Hong Kong Beijing Time  on a very clear 9th April  2021, China- People’s Republic of China- CNSA –China National Space Administration   Successfully launched  the Long March 6 Chang Zheng 6 carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Shanxi Province  At 7:01 on April 9th, 2021, China successfully launched the test six 03 satellite using the Long March 4B carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, and the satellite entered smoothly. Schedule a track. Experiment 6 03 is mainly used to carry out space environment detection and related technology experiments. This mission is the 365th space flight of the Long March series of carrier rockets…..  in which this series is manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation….

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center has a good start this year with April 9th, the Long March 4B carrier rocket ignited and lifted off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China – People’s Republic of China successfully sent the test 6 03 satellite into the scheduled orbit. The launch mission was a complete success with deploying this time the initial orbit parameter is scheduled to be 1000km in 99.5º near-circular SSO- Sun Synchronous Orbit …..



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As of 7th April 2021, The CNSA –China National Space Administration Belt and Road Initiative Lunar Mission……Chang’e-4 successfully awakened completed the 29th day At the time when China Land Spring and Jingming, on the far side of the moon, sunlight again spread on the Chang’e 4 lander and the “Yutu 2” lunar rover, which were at 21:43 and 3 o’clock on April 6th. 54 minutes to end the moon night dormancy, awakened autonomously by light, and entered the 29th month day work period. Up to now, Chang’e-4 has spent 825 Earth days on the back of the moon.

As shown in Figure 1, the patrol is currently located at LE02805, which is located in the northwest direction of the landing site of Chang’e 4, which is about 455 meters straight from the landing point, and the travel path of the patrol is about 682.8 meters. Based on the LE02805 point panoramic camera stitched image, DOM image and other data, the lunar rover will continue to move towards the basalt distribution area (about 1.2km from the current patrol device, located at 177.5389° east longitude, near 45.4119° south latitude) during the 29th day of the month. The location is located northwest of the current detection point. Related scientific results will be released in time.

Work planned for this month:

(1) The panoramic camera carries out ring shooting detection;

(2) Infrared imaging spectrometer to carry out calibration and scientific detection;

(3) Neutral Atomic Sounder (ASAN) to carry out scientific detection;

(4) The moon-measuring radar conducts simultaneous detection of the path area during driving.

Previously ….As of 22th March 2021 Monday, The CNSA –China National Space Administration Belt and Road Initiative Lunar Mission……Chang’e-4 successfully awakened completed the 28th day of the work period after the Chinese Lunar New Year – year of the OX  got  back to work  Chang’e 4 completed the 28th day of work……. The Chang’e 4 lander and the “Yutu 2” lunar rover finished their 28th day of work at 2 o’clock on March 21 and at 17:09 Hong Kong – Beijing Time  on March 20, and entered the moon night Hibernate. Up to now, the Chang’e 4 lander and the “Yutu-2” lunar rover have survived 808 Earth days on the moon. The lunar rover travelled about 30 meters during the day and the accumulated mileage was 682.77 meters…

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In which iSpace in which it is the first Chinese Private Space Company to do so successfully commercially first out from sixty known private space companies in China..  Founded in Beijing 2016 located in Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone or known for short as E-Town…

Planning for Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. is expected to conduct a “Grasshopper Test” similar to SpaceX in 2021, using a reusable engine independently developed by Interstellar Glory to conduct a sub-class 100-kilometer vertical take-off and landing test. Test to verify the performance of the entire one-child recovery. Among them are two key technologies: the variable thrust technology of the liquid oxygen methane engine and the re-entry recovery navigation guidance and control technology. In the second half of 2021, Interstellar Glory will execute the first launch of the Hyperbolic II small liquid oxygen methane-powered reusable launch vehicle into orbit and recycle one sub-stage……

Precursor On April 1, 2021, the Focus One reusable liquid oxygen methane engine (hereinafter referred to as “Focus One”) independently developed by Interstellar Glory successfully completed the 500-second simulated flight variable thrust test, and the engine was at 50% to Continuous and stable work within 100% thrust range. The test drive successfully assessed the variable thrust adjustment process of Focus One during the rocket from take-off to landing. So far, the Focus One engine has all the conditions to perform the vertical take-off and landing (VTVL) flight test.



This test run is the fifth full-system hot test of Focus One’s (fourth) engine. The five test runs are centred on the Hyperbolic II reusable launch vehicle that will be carried out this year. VTVL missions carry out targeted assessment and verification. The core includes pre-cooling process verification before flight, post-processing process verification upon return, matching verification of self-developed measurement and control system and engine, verification of multiple ignitions and reusability, and verification of reusability. Simulation flight thrust adjustment verification, etc.



The successful completion of the above test indicates that the Focus No. 1 engine is ready for the first-stage vertical take-off and landing (VTVL) flight test of the Hyperbolic No. 2 reusable launch vehicle.

The ability of the engine to have a wide range of continuously variable thrust is the core key to the rocket’s vertical take-off and landing, and it is also the basis for repeated use. For a launch vehicle that achieves repeated use through vertical take-off and landing (VTVL), only by achieving variable thrust, the rocket can be recovered in a controlled manner and reused. The Merlin 1D engine used by SpaceX meets the rocket’s vertical take-off and landing (VTVL) requirements through 70%-100% variable thrust capability and realizes the repeated use of the Falcon9 rocket.

Compared with the traditional fixed thrust and step variable thrust liquid rocket engines, the large-scale continuous variable thrust puts forward higher requirements on the engine system and key components. The control system and the engine system need to work together. At the same time, the thrust of the engine Components such as chambers and turbo pumps must adapt to changes in working conditions during the thrust adjustment process, and be able to work stably in the full thrust range.

Interstellar Glory technical team worked closely and brainstormed together, through numerical simulation and semi-physical simulation and other technical means, after many component and whole machine tests, successfully broke through the engine’s 50% to 100% thrust adjustment technology, and Focus One became the first in China. A low-temperature engine with complete and large-scale variable thrust test results.

The Focus One engine has passed many large-scale continuous thrust changes; secondary start, swing and flight thrust adjustment tests, and is the meter, Kilometer, and hundred kilometers vertical take-off and landing (VTVL) of the Hyperbolic II reusable launch vehicle. ) The test has made sufficient technical preparations, which will also lay the foundation for the follow-up Hyperbola-2 maiden flight mission.

In the future, Interstellar Glory’s engine variable thrust technology can also meet the needs of higher-level precision orbits and even soft landings on the surface of outer planets. On the basis of greatly reducing the cost of launch vehicles in and out of space, it will further meet the diversified needs of commercial aerospace customers …

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In that recently 2021, the Hong Kong Airport Authority- Hong Kong International Airport carried out a renovation project for the Ancient Kiln Park and Antiquities Garden at the southern end of Chek Lap Kok. At the same time, the jogging track was refurbished to beautify this recreational place that gathers history and nature and create a slow living space for airport employees.

In which one part of many is Wellness Equipment in HKIA historical Garden currently now located inside the Hong Kong international Airport city is area park with an area of 5,700 square meters in which it just open on early 2021 which the Wellness Fitness Equipment is imported from Italy in an ergonomically  designer fitness in which the designed to fit the Artistically environment of the Hong Kong international art hub essences is located nearby Cathay Pacific City at Chun Kwan Road – East Coast Kwo lo Wan Road   at Lantau Island Hong Kong SAR-China- People’s Republic of China ….

The designer Wellness Fitness Equipment artistically fits in with the Hong Kong SAR’s artistically nature as an international art hub for locally and international arts of all sorts of genres…..  Stretching equipment of a “full tree” “Wellness Stone” “Benches” in which providing a thirty six meter square Yoga Platform..  In which Connects to the Airport Trail..  In which allows you to Relax and indulge in your workout moment …..

The Ancient Kiln Park and the Antiquities Garden preserve and display the Hong Kong’s first Yuan dynasty casting furnace site unearthed on the Airport Island, as well as the giant parts used in the construction of the Hong Kong International Airport, allowing visitors to enjoy the green environment as well as the cultural relics. In order to enrich the leisure experience in the park, we have also added public recreational facilities that combine different artistic elements, such as a group of seats called “quotation marks”. The nostalgic terrazzo material echoes the cultural relics in the garden, and the seats are mixed with luminous stones, which glow faintly at night like static fireflies.

On the large lawn next to the park, we deliberately added brand new fitness facilities. The new facilities are designed with big trees as the design concept, emphasizing the integration of man and nature. These uniquely shaped facilities are sufficient to cope with various intensities of fitness movements. With the exclusive fitness demonstration mobile application, you can exercise various muscle groups in the body in accordance with professional instructions. In addition, we have added a 36-square-meter yoga platform in the park and provided related facilities to allow yoga lovers to stretch their muscles and bones surrounded by nature….

Speaking of sports, how come there are so few airport jogging tracks that are popular with airport staff and residents of Tung Chung? The refurbished jogging track has a total length of 7.1 kilometers, which connects Tung Chung and the area of ​​multiple airport inter-bank buildings. Jogging in a comfortable environment will definitely feel more comfortable.

In this green and tree-lined park, the yellow-flowered wind bells are newly planted. March is the season when wind bell trees bloom. When passing through the park, you can enjoy the sea of ​​yellow flowers and trees. You can also stop by the ancient kiln park to see the cultural relics and feel the leisurely scenery of another corner of the airport island.

Connecting the Wellness Equipment in HKIA historical Garden is the Airport Trail  in which is refurbished in year 2020 in which covers a distance of seven point one kilometers in which connects numerous landmarks in the Hong Kong International Airport City..  The Airport Trail runs through the Gate House number two the End of south runway, towards HKIA Historical Garden- Ngong Ping 360- Kwo Lo Wan Road- Civil Aviation Department.. Forwardingly towards the East Coast road Flyover ……..

Images and visuals are of from Hong Kong International Airport – Lantau Island – Hong Kong SAR- China- People’s Republic of China

In which iSpace in which it is the first Chinese Private Space Company to do so successfully commercially first out from sixty known private space companies in China..  Founded in Beijing 2016 located in Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone or known for short as E-Town…

Planning for Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. is expected to conduct a “Grasshopper Test” similar to SpaceX in 2021, using a reusable engine independently developed by Interstellar Glory to conduct a sub-class 100-kilometer vertical take-off and landing test. Test to verify the performance of the entire one-child recovery. Among them are two key technologies: the variable thrust technology of the liquid oxygen methane engine and the re-entry recovery navigation guidance and control technology. In the second half of 2021, Interstellar Glory will execute the first launch of the Hyperbolic II small liquid oxygen methane-powered reusable launch vehicle into orbit and recycle one sub-stage……

In previously several months ago Regarding liquid reusable launch vehicles , the Focus One reusable liquid oxygen methane engine independently researched and developed by Interstellar Honor has successively completed a series of important ground tests such as full-system long-range test runs, secondary start test runs, and large-scale continuous variable thrust test runs. , Laying the foundation for the successful launch of Hyperbola-2 reusable launch vehicle.


In the future, Interplanetary Glory will continue to carry out the commercial launch of the small solid launch vehicle Hyperbola One, the small liquid reusable launch vehicle Hyperbola 2, the medium liquid reusable launch vehicle Hyperbola 3, and the reusable liquid oxygen methane. The research and development work of Engine Focus One. The company plans to conduct a 100-kilometer-level vertical take-off and landing test of the first sub-class of Hyperbola 2 in 2021 , and perform the first flight and first-class vertical recovery mission of the first flight of the hyperbola 2 in the same year .

In April this year, the National Development and Reform Commission clarified the scope of “new infrastructure” for the first time. Satellite Internet was incorporated into the communications network infrastructure along with 5G, Internet of Things, and Industrial Internet. As the only means of transportation for carrying satellites and other payloads into orbit, launch vehicles have a broad market space. In this context, Interstellar Glory will continue to lay a solid foundation in the private commercial aerospace field, and actively explore the market space in suborbital travel, commercial space station construction and other large-scale space applications and deep space exploration.

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