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Established in 2020, Dongfang Space is mainly engaged in space transportation. It is a design and manufacturing service company for launch vehicles and new aerospace vehicles. Through the research and development of the “Gravity” series of launch vehicles, the company has created serialized, diversified, and flight-based aerospace transportation products such as one-time use, recyclable reuse, and manned flight, and quickly formed low-cost, large-scale, and convenient launches. Service capability, committed to becoming the world’s most respected provider of commercial aerospace products and launch services, so that everyone can realize the dream of spaceflight…….
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Oriental Space’s “Gravity 2” recyclable Reusable liquid launch vehicle plans to fly for the first time in 2025. According to news on November 27, the 2023 China (Wenchang) Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum was held in Wenchang Hosted, Oriental Space and Hainan Wenchang International Space City officially signed a launch vehicle launch and recovery Hainan base project to conduct in-depth cooperation around the launch and recovery of the “Gravity 2” recyclable liquid launch vehicle to serve large-scale constellation networking and high-orbit rocket launches need.
Eastern Space will launch its all-solid Gravity-1 rocket next month, but its subsequent destination will still be a liquid rocket.
Gravity 2 has a take-off weight of 927 tons, a take-off thrust of 1,420 tons, a low-Earth orbit carrying capacity of 25.6 tons, a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit carrying capacity of 19.1 tons, and a geosynchronous transfer orbit of 7.7 tons. It is planned to make its first flight in 2025.
The “Gravity-2” recyclable liquid launch vehicle is scheduled to fly for the first time in 2025. Gravity-2 is positioned to meet the needs of large-scale networking of medium and large satellites and commercial high-orbit launches. It is characterized by ultimate cost-effectiveness/high-orbit launch/core-stage recovery. of medium and large launch vehicles.
The rocket adopts a two-stage and a half configuration of liquid core stage + solid boost. The first stage of the core uses 9 units of Oriental Space’s self-developed Force-85 liquid oxygen and kerosene engines, and the second stage of the core uses 1 unit of the Force-85 liquid oxygen and kerosene vacuum version. The engine and booster inherit the Gravity-1 boost technology
[The first all-solid private rocket with four boosters is about to be launched] Oriental Space’s first launch vehicle “Gravity-1” is scheduled to be launched from Haiyang Oriental Space Port in Shandong Province in December 2023. of the first launch.
“Gravity One” is an innovative model in the world’s launch vehicle field. It is the world’s first medium-sized all-solid strap-on launch vehicle. It will become the world’s solid launch vehicle with the largest take-off capacity and the most powerful capacity. Officials have now released actual shots of the appearance of the “Gravity-1” Yaoyi rocket.
It adopts a three-stage and a half configuration, consisting of a core first stage, a core second stage, a core third stage and four boosters bundled around the core first stage, all using solid propellant.
“Gravity One” meets the needs of large-scale networking of small and medium-sized satellites in low orbit, and supports the launch needs of multiple satellites in one rocket. For a constellation satellite with a single weight of 200 kilograms, the rocket can support the multi-satellite launch of 18 to 24 satellites in one rocket. In the Yaoyi mission, the rocket will be equipped with a fairing with a diameter of 4.2 meters, the largest of Chinese commercial rockets, waiting for the solid giant rocket to rise from the east.
The arrow core has a first-stage diameter of 2.65 meters and is equipped with an SR-2500 solid rocket motor with a thrust of 255 tons and a maximum nozzle diameter of 2.4 meters, leading the country in comprehensive performance. The booster has a diameter of 2.65 meters and a height of more than 10 meters. It is equipped with a solid engine with a thrust of more than 150 tons; the secondary core diameter is 2.65 meters; the third core diameter is 1.4 meters. It is equipped with a solid main engine. The final attitude control power system has a total of 4 50 N and 12 The 700-N solid motor is used for attitude control such as pitch, yaw, and roll and terminal speed correction during part of the rocket’s flight phase, and is used for final stage deorbit and reentry.
The “Gravity One” rocket is 31.4 meters long, has a take-off mass of 405 tons, a take-off thrust of more than 600 tons (the core first stage does not ignite during take-off), a thrust-to-weight ratio of more than 1.48, and optional fairings with diameters of 3.35 meters, 3.8 meters and 4.2 meters. The 4.2-meter-diameter fairing has a load space of 100 cubic meters. Its low-Earth orbit (LEO) carrying capacity is 6.5 tons, and the carrying factor is about 1.60%. The 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) carrying capacity is 4.2 tons, and the carrying factor is about 1.04%. 700 The kilometer SSO has a carrying capacity of 3.7 tons and a carrying coefficient of approximately 0.91%.
For comparison, the world’s most powerful solid rocket is currently the European Space Agency’s “Vega-C”, which has a take-off mass of 210 tons, a take-off thrust of about 459 tons, and a 700-kilometer polar orbit (PO) transport capacity of 2.3 tons (700-kilometer SSO). The transport capacity is close to 2.3 tons) and the load factor is 1.10%.
In comparison, the take-off mass of “Gravity One” is 190 tons higher, and the 700-kilometer SSO transport capacity is nearly 1.4 tons higher.
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