长征六号On the 13th July 2023 it is the first Auction of China, People’s Republic of China’s First Carpooling on the CNSA –China National Space Administration Chang Zheng – Long March 6 Carrier Rocket and international Icon Launch Vehicle Piggbacking Opportunities also auction activity.. “carpooling” rocket auction will start at 3:00 pm on July 13. The rocket participating in this auction is the Long March 6 developed by the CASC – China Academy of Space Technology- Eighth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group C carrier rocket is expected to be launched by the end of this year of 2023, and the starting price is 80,000 yuan per kilogram.
Long March 6 carrier rocket (English: Long March 6, abbreviation: CZ-6) is a new generation of non-toxic and non-polluting small liquid carrier rocket developed by the Shanghai Academy of Aerospace Technology of the People’s Republic of China ( the Eighth Research Institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation ) .
The Chang Zheng Long March 6C 43 meters tall three-stage rocket with a carrying capacity of 500 kilograms in a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 700 kilometers . The rocket has the advantages of low cost, high reliability, strong adaptability, and good safety. Many new technologies are applied for the first time in China, and the development is very difficult . The Long March-6 launch vehicle was officially approved by the state in the year 2009,
LOW COST- Cost reduction is an important condition for improving the competitiveness of launch vehicles in the domestic and foreign satellite launch markets. The key to the development of small launch vehicles is to reduce costs. On the one hand, make full use of the basic technology of the new generation of launch vehicles to reduce the cost of development. During the design process, the idea of low-cost design should always be implemented, and the system configuration should be simplified as much as possible while ensuring reliability; launch operations should be simplified to reduce launch costs. Using kerosene/liquid oxygen engine, the light fuel cost saves millions of yuan compared with before.
High reliability is the lifeblood of a rocket. Follow the reliability design principle of “simple is reliable”, and strive for simplicity in stand-alone or system design; through strict quality assurance system and quality management system, control product design and production quality. The design reliability is 95%. After further optimization, the reliability of the first flight has been increased to 98%, which is 1% higher than that of the most secure Long March 2 F-type.
Adaptable- To meet the diverse needs of users, it can not only adapt to the launch of small satellites in various orbits, but also launch double or multiple satellites; it can adapt to new launch sites or launch at existing launch sites. During its maiden flight, the Long March-6 completed 20 satellites in one rocket, setting a new record for Chinese satellite launches.
Short cycle -The technology of the basic type of new-generation carrier rocket is fully applied, the development cycle is short, the launch method is simplified, the launch cycle is shortened, and the requirements for rapid launch are met. The launch preparation time for the first flight only takes one week
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