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The world’s liquid oxygen methane rocket successfully entered orbit for the second time! Zhuque-2 takes the lead in entering the commercial launch stage
At 07:39 Hong Kong SAR- Beijing time on December 9th , 2023, the ” Suzaku -Zhuque-2″ Yao-3 carrier rocket carrying the three satellites “Honghu”, “Tianyi 33” and “Honghu-2” was ignited from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Blue Arrow Space Launch Site Launched, the satellite was successfully placed into a sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) at an altitude of 460 kilometers.. Launching from酒泉卫星发射中心Jiuquan Satellite launch Center, Inner Mongolia, China, People’s Republic of China .
The “Honghu” satellite is a 50-kilogram-class space science experimental satellite independently developed by Tianyi Research Institute. It is mainly equipped with a comprehensive electronic load, a xenon Hall propulsion load, and a krypton Hall propulsion load. It will complete the Hall propulsion orbit control function and Performance verification, comprehensive electronic load device and switch life verification and other tasks. The “Tianyi 33” satellite is a 50-kilogram space science experimental satellite jointly developed by the Tianyi Research Institute and Hunan University of Science and Technology. It is equipped with a remote sensing camera module and a number of new technology payloads.
“Honghu 2” is an experimental satellite developed by Shanghai Blue Arrow Hongqing Technology Co., Ltd. for low-orbit satellite constellation networking. It is equipped with a Hall electric propulsion system (xenon and krypton), a satellite integrated electronic system, and a new solar array. Innovative technologies such as self-developed products, on-orbit verification of large-scale orbit changes of satellites, high computing power operations on satellites, and new solar technologies provide technical support for my country’s satellite constellation networking.
Honghu satellite is a 50kg space science experimental satellite independently developed by Tianyi Research Institute. The satellite is mainly equipped with a comprehensive electronic payload, a xenon Hall propulsion load, and a krypton Hall propulsion load developed by Shanghai Blue Arrow Hongqing Technology Co., Ltd. It will complete the Hall propulsion orbit control function and performance verification, comprehensive electronic payload devices and Tasks such as switch machine life verification. This launch will be the first time that my country has used xenon and krypton permanent magnet electric propulsion systems to achieve a cumulative 100-kilometer-level orbit control test. It also plans to complete nearly 3,000 hours of on-orbit ignition testing and a 10,000-time switch life of the Hall electric propulsion system. verify.
The Honghu satellite is also equipped with the “Xingcheng II” argon ion thruster developed by Xingcheng Huiyu (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.
The cost of this type of thruster is much lower than that of xenon and krypton. It is developed based on ion propulsion technology, with ionization and acceleration separated. The specific impulse can reach 1500s and the thrust adjustment range is large. At the same time, due to its integrated and centralized layout Designed for easier satellite installation and control. This type of thruster has high reliability and cost-effectiveness, and can be widely used in orbit control scenarios such as orbit entry, network attitude adjustment, and deorbiting of micro-satellites, which can significantly reduce the deployment cost of satellite constellations.
This flight is the second on-orbit verification of this type of thruster. It mainly conducts on-orbit tests such as electromagnetic control, ignition, working and shutdown processes, and temperature measurement and control under long-term working conditions. It will provide support for the development and application of subsequent products. Provide technical support.
Tianyi 33 satellite is a 50kg space science experimental satellite jointly developed by Tianyi Research Institute and Hunan University of Science and Technology. The satellite is equipped with a remote sensing camera module and a number of new technology payloads, and for the first time adopts a number of Tianyi independent research and development platform technologies, which can provide more reliable temperature control, thermal protection and energy guarantee conditions for the normal on-orbit work of the payload.
In particular, the satellite adopts newly developed thermal control technology to achieve precise temperature control of the satellite in the restricted space of space. The temperature control accuracy design value is better than 0.5°C. The temperature control energy consumption is expected to be reduced by more than 50%, and it can achieve high temperature Sensitive scientific research loads provide reliable environmental protection. At the same time, high-performance composite materials are also applied to the multiple layers of the Tianyi 33 satellite, which further improves the satellite’s radiation protection capabilities.
In terms of power supply, the Tianyi 33 satellite adopts the high-power long-term power supply technology independently developed by Tianyi for the first time, which enables the satellite to support the normal startup of high-current loads and meet the needs of uninterrupted on-orbit testing of the load.
The Tianyi 33 satellite is also equipped with a scientific research load independently developed by Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications based on the open source real-time dual-core operating system RROS as the underlying architecture and based on the Rust language. This load will complete general tasks represented by tensorflow/k8s and real-time tasks represented by real-time file system and real-time network transmission on the satellite, and ensure the normal execution of upper-layer applications and scientific research tasks, such as satellite-to-ground delay measurement, Live video broadcast, satellite-based web chat service, pseudo-ssh experiment, etc. This marks the world’s first dual-core operating system written in Rust to be officially applied in satellite scenarios.
While taking into account versatility and real-time performance, RROS achieves high security and low power consumption, better adapts to satellite scenarios and supports the complex application requirements of satellite payloads, and provides operating system guarantees for the next generation of standardized and universal satellite platforms.
“ZhuQue-2” (ZhuQue-2) is a medium-sized two-stage dual-cryogenic liquid launch vehicle independently developed by Blue Arrow Aerospace Company. The first and second stages all use liquid oxygen methane engines. The rocket is equipped with four “Tianque-12” (TQ-12) engines in the first stage, with a single thrust of 658.5 kilonewtons (about 67 tons) at sea level and a sea level specific impulse of 286 seconds. The four “Tianque-12” engines are combined in parallel. The body code is “Tianque-13” (TQ-13); the secondary main engine is a “Tianque-12” (TQ-12) engine, with a vacuum thrust of 776.5 kN (about 79 tons) and a vacuum specific impulse of 350 seconds. , equipped with a swimming engine “Tianque-11”, using a four-combustion chamber design, a vacuum thrust of 80 kN (about 8.2 tons), a vacuum specific impulse of 333 seconds, a “Tianque-12” and a “Tianque-12” The Que-11 combination is codenamed “Tianque-16” (TQ-16).
TheZhuque Suzaku- 2 Yaosan liquid oxygen methane carrier rocket is 49.5 meters long, with a diameter of 3.35 meters for the first and second stages and a fairing. It has a take-off mass of 220 tons (not including payload), a take-off thrust of 268 tons, and a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) capacity of 1.5 tons. It is an improved version. The 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit capacity will be increased to 4 tons, which can meet the needs of satellite deployment and spacecraft launch in low-Earth orbit.
Zhuque Suzaku- 2 Yaosan liquid oxygen methane carrier rocket Yaosan is the third rocket of the first batch of “Suzaku-2”. The three test arrows fully verified the correctness and coordination of the overall and sub-system plans of the “Zhuque-2”, and accumulated flight samples and a good data basis for subsequent design improvements and reliability improvements of rocket and engine products. , laying a solid foundation for the development of the “Suzaku-3” reusable liquid oxygen methane launch vehicle. This launch is the world’s first official commercial launch of a liquid oxygen methane rocket.
This launch is the second launch of the “Suzaku-2” rocket in 2023, the 31st launch of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the 58th launch of China, and the 201st launch of the world.
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