In which iSpace- Interstellar Glory 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 People’s Republic of China… Founded in Beijing 2016 located in Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone or known for short as E-Town in Capital of China – People’s Republic of China …
Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Interstellar Glory”) was established in October 2016, with Peng Xiaobo as the legal representative. The company is committed to developing excellent commercial launch vehicles and providing systematic launch solutions, providing global commercial aerospace customers with more efficient, higher-quality, and more cost-effective launch services, so as to greatly improve the ability of human beings to freely enter and exit space.
The company focuses on the research and development of intelligent launch vehicles, and provides integrated commercial launch services for global satellite and constellation customers.
On July 12, 2023, the Ninth China (International) Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum opened in Wuhan. This forum is jointly directed by China National Space Administration, China Meteorological Administration, China Manned Space Engineering Office, Hubei Provincial People’s Government, Wuhan Municipal People’s Government, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. It is co-sponsored by Group Co., Ltd., China Aerospace Foundation and Chinese Society of Astronautics. Ji Qiming, Assistant Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office, Zhang Hailian, Deputy Chief Designer of China Manned Space Engineering and other leaders attended the forum.
【Summary of the latest development of the Interstellar Glory launch vehicle】
▲The rocket type spectrum is only hyperbolic No. 1, hyperbolic No. 2 Y, hyperbolic No. 3, hyperbolic No. 3 B, SQZ-2 and the abstract asymmetrical SQX- 3A does not seem to engage in.
▲ Hyperbolic No. 1 Yaoqijian is scheduled to be launched in August 2023, and the final assembly of 4 rounds of Hyperbolic No. 1 will be completed by the end of this year. It is expected to have a launch capacity of 10 rounds per year by 2025.
▲ The 15-ton methane machine “Focus No. 1” has been tested for more than 12,000 seconds on the ground.
▲ The 105-ton methane machine “Focus No. 2” completed the semi-system test run in March this year, and this month is carrying out the hot test run of the whole system. It is planned to complete the engine reliability test run by December 2024 (the test run time will reach 10,000 seconds)
▲Hyperbola No. 2 Verification (SQX-2Y) The arrow has a diameter of 3.35 meters and a total length of 17 meters. It uses a Focus No. 1 engine. It is currently planned to carry out vertical take-off and landing tests in the second half of this year. The landing accuracy is expected to be better than 3 meters.
▲The basic type of Hyperbola No. 3 is a two-stage liquid oxygen methane rocket, with a diameter of 4.2 meters, a total length of 69 meters, a take-off mass of 490 tons, 9 units of Focus No. 2 in parallel, and a LEO capacity of 13.4 tons (not recycled)/8.5 tons ( Reuse), 500kmSSO capacity is 10.4 tons (non-recycling)/6.2 tons (reuse). It is currently planned to make its first flight in 2025, realize rocket recovery in 2026, and have a launch capacity of 25 rounds per year in 2030.
▲The hyperbolic No. 3 extended model includes: the hyperbolic No. 3 B bundled with CBC, and the three-stage configuration high-orbit rocket with the addition of a low-temperature final stage. Among them, the LEO transportation capacity of Hyperbola No. 3 B in the recovery state is not less than 15 tons, and the 500km SSO transportation capacity is 26.2 tons (non-recycling)/10.6 tons (reuse).
▲The hyperbolic No. 3 series of liquid rockets adopts the “three-level” test and launch mode. The expected test and launch cycle is 14 days, and the rocket takes up 2.5 days at the station. The 4.2-meter rocket body is transported into the field by road and is expected to be launched at the Hainan Commercial Launch Site in Wenchang.
▲Interstellar Glory plans to finally realize the annual production capacity of 50 liquid oxygen methane engines, 8 attitude control engine systems, and 10 liquid rockets. At present, the storage tank production line is undergoing equipment debugging and some process verification, and it is expected to be in the state of final assembly and debugging by the end of this year.
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