星河动力空间科技有限公司 Galactic Energy- Galaxy Power (Beijing) Space Technology Co., Ltd. Located in Block D, Aviation Technology Plaza, E-Town, and Beijing – Beijing – China – People’s Republic of China ….Galaxy Aerospace is the first private aerospace company in China to achieve successful continuous launches, the first to send commercial networked satellites into a 500km sun-synchronous orbit, and the first to master the ability to launch multiple satellites with one carrier rocket.
Recently on the week of 25th July 2023, 星河动力 Galactic Energy – Galaxy Power…. Successfully has made staged progress in the preliminary test and verification of the rocket terminal vertical recovery control technology based on the scaled platform, completed the tracking landing test of the pre-installed optimal descent trajectory, and verified that the platform is in a stable state during the flight. In the future, the online trajectory planning landing test based on convex optimization will continue to be carried out to verify the vertical recovery landing control algorithm. The engine is powered, but the landing legs are really cool……!!!
The Testing relates to the Galaxy Power’s 智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket in which carries智神星一号 PALLAS ONE carrier rocket vertical recovery control technology scaling verification platform ” 火鸟一号 Fire Bird No. 1″, successfully completed the early scaling verification of the rocket’s final stage recovery algorithm….
Recently, the first full-system hot test of the智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket launch vehicle’s auxiliary power system was a complete success.
In July 2023, Galaxy Power Aerospace Co., Ltd. made phased progress in the preliminary test and verification of the rocket terminal vertical recovery control technology based on the scaling platform, and completed the tracking and landing test of the pre-installed optimal descent trajectory. It verified that the state of the platform was stable during the flight. In the future, the online trajectory planning landing test based on convex optimization will continue to be carried out to verify the vertical recovery landing control algorithm.
The scale-down verification platform named “Firebird-1” is a scale-down verification platform (aeroengine power) for the vertical recovery control technology of智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket. It is mainly used to verify the navigation, guidance, and control technologies and algorithms related to the final stage of vertical recovery of the rocket, and provide technical exploration and support for the development of corresponding products in the future.
The “Firebird” recycling technology verification platform planned by the company includes the “Firebird No. 1” scale-down verification platform based on aerodynamic power and the “Firebird No. 6” full-scale verification platform based on a self-developed liquid oxygen kerosene rocket engine. The control, stand-alone, structure, engine and other technologies for the recovery and use of “智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket ” will be carried out in stages on the “Firebird” series of verification platforms to carry out technical verification. While ensuring the test and commercial launch of “智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket “, the research and verification of recovery technology will be steadily promoted.
“智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket” is a medium-to-large reusable liquid launch vehicle independently developed by星河动力 Galactic Energy – Galaxy Power….. It is mainly aimed at the market demand for large-scale constellation networking. It can provide a low-orbit transport capacity of no less than 5 tons. The extended bundled low-orbit transport capacity can reach 14 tons. The number of reuses is designed to be 50 times.
“智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket ” is the first commercial launch vehicle in China that adopts a circular parallel recovery configuration of 7 engines. It adopts a center, 6 evenly distributed circumferentially, and a full two-way swing scheme, combined with the company’s self-developed CQ-50 liquid oxygen kerosene engine. The depth variable thrust capability (35%~110%) not only meets the requirements of vertical recovery and reuse, but also has power redundancy capabilities, that is, the other 6 engines can ensure normal flight into orbit in the event of any engine failure.
In this test, the “Firebird-1” verification platform was in a stable state during the flight, and all indicators met the design requirements, achieving a good technical assessment and verification effect. In the future, Galaxy Dynamics Aerospace will, on this basis, promote a series of key technology verification work including the recovery trajectory online planning algorithm as planned, accelerate the evolution of related technologies, and accelerate the development of reusable launch vehicles.
The auxiliary power system of智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket can provide force for the roll control of the active stage of the rocket flight, the three-channel attitude control of the taxiing section, the sinking of the propellant in the taxiing section, and the correction of the rocket’s terminal velocity. This test run has comprehensively examined the coordination of the components of the auxiliary power system and the correctness of the design scheme. The total system test run lasted for 1800s, and each attitude control engine had a cumulative pulse operation of more than 600 times, the shortest pulse was 30ms, and the single working time of the sinking engine was longer than 600s. The test procedure covers all flight conditions of the智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket.
During the test run, 14 engines worked normally throughout the whole process, and the engine performance met the design index requirements. 智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket auxiliary power system is independently developed by Galactic Energy Galaxy Power Aerospace. The system consists of 62L metal diaphragm storage tank, 25L carbon fibre gas cylinder, 300N attitude control engine, 50N attitude control engine, pipeline valves and other components. The auxiliary power system has the advantages of light structure, compact layout, rapid response to pulse work, stable and reliable long-distance work, etc. Follow-up will also carry out vibration, separation and other identification environmental tests and reliability growth thermal test run assessment. The complete success of the hot test of the auxiliary power system has laid a solid foundation for the first flight delivery of the智神星一号 PALLAS ONE Reusable Carrier Rocket.
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