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.
Just now on the 2nd November 2023, my country China, People’s Republic of China has used an orbit-level engine for the first time to conduct a vertical take-off and landing test of a rocket, successfully conducting a key verification of rocket recovery and reuse.
At around 1400 Hours Hong Kong SAR- Beijing Time this afternoon 2nd November 2023, Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. successfully carried out the first vertical take-off and landing test of the Hyperbola-2 verification rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (official announcement: the first domestic use of full-scale reusable one-stage liquid oxygen Vertical take-off and landing flight test of methane liquid rocket).
The flight test mission of the liquid oxygen methane reusable verification rocket Hyperbola II (codenamed SQX-2Y) independently developed by Star Glory was a complete success
🔷The rocket adopts a full-size rocket body diameter of 3.35m and a total length of about 17m
🔷Assembled and independently developed by Star Glory The Focus-1 depth variable thrust liquid oxygen methane engine (codenamed JD-1)
🔷The test flight altitude is 178.42m, the flight time is 50.82s
🔷The landing position accuracy is about 1.68m, the landing speed is 0.025m/s, and the landing attitude angle is about 0.18°. The rolling angle is about 4°, and the flight test mission was successfully completed with high precision
The vertical takeoff and landing test is a key verification and iteration step for rocket recovery and reuse. The developers built a test platform with similar size, weight, power and control system to the first stage of the real rocket (or even directly modified it from the rocket body), and organized it in the atmosphere. Meters, hundreds of meters, and kilometers are gradually progressively tested (parts can be saved), thereby optimizing the software and hardware design, and finally realizing the recovery and reuse of the first stage of the rocket in orbit.
Today’s test rocket is equipped with a Focus-1 liquid oxygen methane engine. This is also the first time that my country has used an engine with the ability to enter orbit for such a test.
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