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On 15th May 2022 Hong Kong SAR – Beijing time at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center- Inner Mongolia-China – People’s Republic of China, Interstellar Glory Hyperbola-2 verification rocket successfully completed the joint training mission of the whole eco system  Onwardly that month of May 15th , 2022, Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Interstellar Glory”) successfully completed the double The full-process joint training of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen for the Curve 2 verification rocket marks a critical step for Interstellar Glory to the successful development of a reusable launch vehicle.

With the help and support of leaders at all levels of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the Hyperbola-2 verification rocket test team organized and carried out refueling preparations, power-up tests, liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen refueling, pre-cooling drills, emergency Works such as venting drills, simulated launch, and recovery processing have been completed, and the full-process operation exercise of refueling, launching, and landing recovery of the Hyperbola-2 verification rocket has been completed. Coordination, work adaptability of related products on the rocket and the ground in low temperature environment, the matching of the function of the filling gas supply system with the rocket, the correctness and integrity of the technical documents and operating procedures used in the test, and the completion of the refueling process. The evaluation of various working hours in the process of note, launch, and landing recovery has accumulated valuable test data and laid a solid foundation for the vertical take-off and landing (VTVL) flight test of a dual-low temperature reusable rocket.

“Hyperbolic 2 Reusable Small Liquid Launch Vehicle” is the main product with international competitiveness independently developed by Interstellar Glory. Hyperbola No. 2 is a two-stage small liquid launch vehicle with a maximum diameter of 3.35 meters. The first and second stages are equipped with the “Focus No. 1” 15-ton reusable variable-thrust liquid oxygen methane engine independently developed by Interstellar Glory; The take-off mass of the Hyperbola-2 carrier rocket is 90 tons, and the carrying capacity of the 500-kilometer SSO orbit is 1.5 tons (no recovery in the first stage) / 1 ton (recovery in the first stage… )

Hyperbola II: Reusable small liquid launch vehicle, adopts a two-stage series configuration, the first and second stages adopt 15-ton reusable liquid oxygen methane liquid rocket engine Focus No. 1 (JD-1), one of which 9 units are installed and 1 unit is installed in the second level. The diameter of the first-class rocket body is 3.35 meters, and the diameter of the second-class rocket body is 2.25 meters. The total length of the rocket is about 28 meters, the take-off weight is about 90 tons, the maximum carrying capacity of low-Earth orbit is 1.9 tons, and the carrying capacity of 500km SSO orbit is 1.1 tons (non-recovery)/0.7 tons (first-stage recovery). The first stage of the rocket has a vertical landing recovery function, which can be reused more than 30 times.

Hyperbolic III series liquid launch vehicle: medium and large reusable liquid launch vehicle, including SQX-3 basic type, SQX-3A (two-core stage parallel connection), SQX-3B (three-core stage parallel connection) three configurations, carrying Capability can meet the needs of a variety of load tasks. In addition to meeting large-scale satellite networking, medium and large-scale satellite launch tasks, it also has the capabilities of space station cargo transportation and deep space exploration also for Space Plane for crew transportation

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