Founded in 2015 located in Beijing ….天兵科技 – 北京天兵科技有限公司Tianbing Technology is an Aerospace propulsion system supplier and spacecraft provider One of Sixty Plus Chinese carrier Rocket companies in China, People’s Republic of China ……. Tianbing Technology is an advanced aerospace propulsion system supplier and aerospace vehicle provider. Tianbing Technology independently develops the next-generation ambient temperature green HCP liquid propellant and minimalist aerospace propulsion system. As an upgraded product of traditional chemical propulsion system, it can meet cost-effective aerospace. Advance system supporting needs. The next-generation green HCP aerospace propulsion system, first tested by Tianbing Technology, can be used in the small-vehicle main power and launch vehicle upper-level propulsion system.
[Tianbing Technology’s 100-ton liquid rocket engine first flight status and long-range thermal test of the whole system were successfully completed] Recently on the week on 24th July 2023 , Tianhuo 12 (hereinafter referred to as TH-12), a 110-ton thrust liquid oxygen kerosene rocket engine “Tianhuo 12” (hereinafter referred to as TH-12), a large liquid carrier rocket of Tianbing Technology, successfully completed the long-range thermal test of the whole system.
During the test run, the engine started quickly, worked smoothly, and shut down normally. The data shows that the engine works stably for a long time under the rated working conditions, and various performance indicators meet the design requirements and meet the rocket flight requirements.
The Tianhuo 12 is specifically designated towards the Reusable Carrier Rocket Tianlong-2 medium-sized liquid carrier rocket independently developed by Tianbing Technology successfully made its maiden flight. This is the first private liquid rocket in China. On the basis of the successful launch, Tianbing Technology independently developed the Tianlong-3 large liquid launch vehicle. Compared with the Tianlong-2 rocket, the Tianlong-3 rocket has a greater carrying capacity. The self-developed 100-ton Tianhuo 12 liquid oxygen kerosene rocket engine has passed the test run of the whole system under various working conditions.
Through multiple long-range hot test runs under rated conditions, the following goals have been achieved:
1) The correctness of the engine design state has been verified.
The test results have proved that all key technologies such as air-conditioning multiple start technology, self-ignition ignition technology, combustion instability suppression technology, super-large thrust chamber 3D printing manufacturing technology and turbine disk thermal component 3D printing technology have made breakthroughs, and the design state of the engine has been completely determined.
2) The correctness of the engine batch production process was verified.
This test product is the first set of products to be mass-produced and manufactured relying on social resources, which marks that the low-cost manufacturing routes such as the engine manufacturing process plan, process flow, and production organization model have been verified. It can be fully transferred to the mass production and delivery stage of 40 engines.
Tianlong-3 is the first large-scale liquid launch vehicle in my country’s commercial aerospace field, which will greatly enhance the carrying capacity of my country’s commercial spaceflight. The power system of Tianlong-3 adopts a fully self-developed TH-12 liquid oxygen kerosene rocket engine, with a design thrust of 110 tons and a thrust-to-weight ratio of 163.
The TH-12 engine has deep variable thrust, whole-process real-time health monitoring, and multiple ignition and start functions, which can meet the market demand for launch vehicle reusability and low-cost launch; at the same time, it adopts no pyrotechnics start-up technology, which can meet the development needs of high-frequency tests and enhanced reliability verification. The TH-12 engine has a simple structure, high thrust-to-weight ratio, and high surface thrust density, and its product performance is at an international leading level.
The complete success of the long-range thermal test run of the TH-12 engine system marks the acceleration of the development of Tianlong-3, a large reusable liquid rocket of Tianbing Technology, and has entered the stage of mass production, which will help the comprehensive and rapid implementation of satellite Internet constellation construction. (Tianbing Technology)..
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