深蓝航天 Deep Blue Limited – Deep Blue Aerospace One of sixty Chinese private space Carrier Rocket Companies in China-People’s Republic of China… As many of sixty plus Private Rocket Deep Blue Aerospace Co., Ltd. was established in 2017. The company is mainly a high-tech aerospace enterprise that focuses on the direction of liquid recovery and reusable launch vehicles and provides users with commercial launch services. Deep Blue Aerospace Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. At the same time, the company has rocket general and liquid engine R&D centers in Yizhuang, Beijing and Xi’an, Shaanxi, respectively, and a rocket power system test base in Tongchuan, Shaanxi…..
On December 1st 2023, the Blue Arrow Aerospace Zhuque Suzaku- 2 Yaosan liquid oxygen methane carrier rocket was successfully transferred to the launch area and is preparing to select an opportunity to carry out the launch mission in the near future. The launch is sponsored by PopMart ..
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[The third rocket of Blue Arrow Aerospace Suzaku 2 has been transferred and erected and will be launched in the near future]
After the successful go-around, this launch is a key launch and is expected to officially carry commercial payloads. Therefore, it is also possible to carry out research on transportation capacity and orbit accuracy. further test.
It can be seen from the video that domestic private rockets are basically transported by road, and road transportation can easily exceed the 3.35-meter special train limit when conditions permit. It is estimated that it is more difficult for private companies to obtain special trains.
At present, the mainstream next-generation liquid launch vehicles that should be privately operated are basically aiming at a diameter of more than 4 meters, especially the 4.2-meter diameter of Interstellar, which has already passed through some launch sites.
LandSpace – Blue Arrow’s Suzaku 3 has not been officially announced, but the diameter must be more than 4 meters. I am sure that with this diameter, the entire diameter of the passage should have been passed. At present, the two are mainly Jiuquan and Wenchang. As long as they can support a diameter of more than 4 meters, this will be very advantageous for the development of my country’s rockets.
[Chinese Rockets Are Stunningly Beautiful]
Blue Arrow Aerospace has just shared photos of the Zhuque-2 Yaosan-3 rocket being tested and transferred to the launch station at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
I have to say that the desert scenery and high-tech products are really beautiful.
Blue Arrow Aerospace is a private aerospace enterprise in my country (really private, not a national team vest). Zhuque 2 is a medium-sized liquid oxygen methane rocket (fueled by natural gas), with a total length of 49.5 meters and a diameter of 3.35 meters. The design goal is to be able to carry 6 tons Objects are sent into Earth orbit.
On July 12 this year, the Zhuque-2 Yao-2 rocket was successfully launched, becoming the world’s first liquid oxygen methane rocket to enter orbit…..
On November 25, the 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum with the theme of “Accelerating the Application of BRICS Satellite Data to Promote International Cooperation in Space and Space Information” opened in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China, and People’s Republic of China.
2023 is a critical year for the vigorous development of the Hainan Free Trade Port. The holding of the 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum is not only a concrete measure for Hainan to implement the spirit of the important speech on accelerating cooperation in remote sensing satellite data and applications, but also accelerating the construction of the satellite application industry. Circle and strengthen the chain, build a world-class aerospace city, and support the active exploration of the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
Li Guoping, chief engineer of the National Space Administration, said in his speech that the space information industry is a national strategic emerging industry that integrates aerospace technology and information technology. In recent years, China’s aerospace industry has entered a fast lane of innovation and development. With the implementation of a number of major aerospace projects such as the national space infrastructure and the Beidou satellite navigation system, my country currently has a complete range of satellites in orbit, with more than 200 remote sensing satellites alone. These have laid a solid foundation for promoting the development of the space information industry. Currently, our country is researching and planning a new generation of national space infrastructure, accelerating the cultivation of commercial aerospace to become a convenient new force, and promoting the construction of a more complete, open and integrated aerospace industry ecosystem.
Based on the theme of this forum, he proposed that first, we must strengthen satellite application services and achieve high-quality development of the space information industry. The second is to create a good business environment and encourage the development of commercial aerospace. The third is to deepen international exchanges and cooperation and build a community with a shared future for mankind in the space field. “Hainan Province’s unique advantages give it great potential for the development of the aerospace information industry. The construction of Hainan Wenchang Space City is now ready to go, and it is facing a good situation in building a powerful aerospace country.” He said.
Liu Xiaoming, deputy secretary of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and governor of Hainan, pointed out in his speech that “small satellites have great potential in Hainan.” Hainan has China’s only low-latitude coastal space launch base and is about to build China’s first commercial space launch site. In November last year, Hainan and the National Space Administration jointly established the “National Space Administration Satellite Data and Application International Cooperation Center”, “BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation Data and Application Center (China)” and “Hainan Satellite Data and Application Research Center” , jointly build an international cooperation hub for the national remote sensing data and application service platform. It can be said that Hainan has both space launch capabilities and ground data reception capabilities. It also has the advantage of a free trade port policy endowed by the state, and has huge potential to develop the satellite application industry.
Hainan has focused on cultivating aerospace as one of the three future industries of “land, sea and air”, built Wenchang International Space City as a key free trade port park, launched an industrial layout around the “three chains” of rocket chain, satellite chain and data link, and actively carried out civil International cooperation in commercial satellite data and applications, strengthening data exchange and sharing at home and abroad, striving to build a world-class “aerospace +” innovation ecosystem, and creating an important node for China’s aerospace industry to “go global” and international aerospace cooperation and exchanges.
At the opening ceremony, the international version of the National Remote Sensing Data and Application Service Platform and the “Announcement on Opportunities for Global Sharing of China’s Remote Sensing Data” were released. The National Space Administration and the China Meteorological Administration awarded licenses to the first batch of international user units of the National Remote Sensing Data and Application Service Platform, including the National University of Laos, Jagannath University in Bangladesh, BioSense Institute in Serbia, and the National Space Research and Technology Center of Kazakhstan. “China’s Remote Sensing Satellite and Application Industry Development Blue Book (2022)” was released. At the same time, a major strategic cooperation agreement was signed.
Liu Chong, Mayor of Wenchang City and Director of the Wenchang International Space City Administration Bureau, delivered a keynote report titled “Sharing New Opportunities for Commercial Space Development.” He introduced that Hainan Satellite Data and Application Research Center actively promotes international cooperation in satellite data and applications and has undertaken two international satellite data and application projects of the National Space Administration. Among them, the “SCO Satellite Remote Sensing Data and Application Comprehensive Demonstration Project”, which was the lead application, has been approved for project approval. This project is the first overseas demonstration application project of my country’s high-scoring system and has achieved a major breakthrough in Hainan’s aerospace industry.
The Hainan Provincial Aerospace Technology Innovation Center has compiled the 2023 special guide for the “land, sea and air” space field, launched the first batch of “land, sea and air” science and technology projects, and promoted the implementation of 8 projects. We are planning to introduce an aerospace science and technology innovation team and jointly establish two laboratories to further enhance Hainan’s aerospace science and technology innovation capabilities and core competitiveness.
Cao Xiaozhong, Deputy Director of the China Meteorological Administration, Battelle, Member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Committee and Executive Vice Governor, Academician Wu Weiren of the Lunar Exploration and Aerospace Engineering Center of the National Space Administration, Academician Wu Yirong of the Aerospace Information Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician Jin Yaqiu of Fudan University, China Aviation Industry Corporation Academician Fan Huitao of the Co., Ltd., as well as expert representatives from relevant national ministries, scientific research institutes, universities, representatives of well-known domestic and foreign institutions and well-known enterprises in the industry attended the opening ceremony and main forum activities.
From November 25th to 27th, the International Cooperation Council on Satellite Data and Applications, the Academician Expert Seminar on Satellite Remote Sensing Data Application and Cooperation, the Hainan Free Trade Port Low Altitude Economic Development Academician Expert Seminar, China (Wenchang) Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum, A series of activities such as Hainan provincial high-score data application promotion activities and cultural industry research will be held one after another.
The 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum is hosted by the Hainan Provincial People’s Government, guided by the National Space Administration, Hainan Provincial Office of National Defense Science and Technology Industry, National Space Administration Earth Observation and Data Center, BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation Data and Application Center (China), Wenchang It is jointly organized by the Municipal People’s Government, Wenchang International Space City Administration Bureau, General Aviation Branch of China Information Association, Hainan Aerospace Information Research Institute, Hainan International Commercial Space Launch Co., Ltd.
银河航天 Galaxy Space – is located 3rd Floor, Building B, Baosheng Plaza, No. 8 Heiquan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China… Galaxy space- Aerospace is One of China, People’s Republic of China’s leading satellite Internet solution provider and satellite manufacturer, and the first unicorn company in my country’s commercial aerospace field. The company is committed to independent research and development and low-cost mass production of communication payloads, core single machines, and satellite platforms. It has built internationally leading supporting development capabilities for communication payloads, core single machines, and solar wings in Xi’an, Chengdu, and Beijing, and is also building in Nantong. The new generation of satellite intelligent manufacturing factories has achieved mass production capabilities of hundreds of satellites.
【”Space Carpet”! Galaxy Aerospace] According to Xu Ming, founder, chairman and CEO of Galaxy Space , the new generation of communication satellites being developed by Galaxy Aerospace looks like a “space flying carpet”, with both The communication antenna also has a solar chip that can convert solar energy into satellite energy. It is a communication satellite that integrates a phased array antenna and a solar wing. The key technology is called “wing array integration”.
The antenna is the core part of the satellite communication system and a key factor in determining the quality of signal transmission. Using large antennas can increase the gain of signal reception and transmission, thereby improving communication quality. The “wing array integrated” satellite can have a large antenna area and a powerful energy system, which can make the satellite more powerful when transmitting signals. It will be used to support the broadband communication needs of future mobile phones directly connected to satellites.
At present, Galaxy Aerospace has completed key technical research on the two-dimensional deployment of the “Wing Array Integrated” satellite. Generally speaking, the satellite’s antenna or solar wing generally only expands in one direction (such as horizontally) when unfolded. The so-called two-dimensional expansion means that the satellite’s antenna and solar wing must be deployed in an orderly manner in both the horizontal and vertical directions. . In view of this configuration in which the size of the satellite platform and the phased array are reversed, the traditional satellite-arrow connection, compression and separation technology cannot be used. The technical team designed and completed an integrated release plan; for extremely large-area arrays, high deployment accuracy and deployment stiffness are required In order to meet the large requirements, the technical team has broken through technical challenges such as folding and compaction, two-dimensional orderly deployment in orbit, and slowing down the impact of deployment, and completed the development of key mechanisms suitable for the deployment of satellite giant antennas and solar wing integrated arrays, and will Continue to carry out research on key technologies such as wing array integrated efficient heat dissipation and distributed power supply.
Facing the future, Galaxy Aerospace will accelerate the research on key core technologies such as phased array antennas, on-board large energy sources, and digital processing loads, and work with the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain to tackle key problems to help the development of my country’s aerospace information industry and the construction of a powerful aerospace nation.
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Tianzhou 7 arrives in Wenchang! Expected to launch in January 2024
Recently, after completing the work related to leaving the factory, the “Tianzhou 7” cargo spacecraft has arrived at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Hainan Province, China, People’s Republic of China. Subsequent final assembly, testing and other work will be carried out as planned. Preparations for the launch site for the next cargo supply mission are underway as planned. Expand.
It is expected that in January 2024, the “Tianzhou-7” cargo spacecraft will be launched by the “Long March 7” Yao-8 carrier rocket. The spacecraft will ascend using the rapid rendezvous and docking mode and dock behind the “Tianhe” core module of the Chinese Space Station. Send a new batch of cargo supplies to the port for the “God Seventeen” mission. Before the “Tianzhou-7” spacecraft goes up, the “Tianzhou-6” spacecraft will unlock and separate from the rear port of the “Tianhe” core module, freeing up the docking port for the former.
The “Tianzhou-7” cargo spacecraft is the second in a new batch of “Tianzhou” spacecraft. This batch has developed and produced six spacecrafts, “Tianzhou-6” to “Tianzhou-11”. Compared with the “Tianzhou-5” spacecraft in the previous batch, the “Tianzhou-7” spacecraft has undergone system upgrades and greatly improved the cargo compartment. The cabin volume has increased by 20% and the transportation capacity has increased by about 500. Kilogram, the maximum transport capacity has been increased from the previous 6.9 tons to about 7.4 tons, and the materials provided to astronauts will be able to support longer missions. Based on the increase in transportation capacity, the launch density of the space station mission “Tianzhou” cargo spacecraft has been adjusted from the previous 2 times/1 year to 3 times/2 years, with an average of one launch mission every 8 months, and the subsequent launch density will be further reduced.
The “Tianzhou-7” cargo spacecraft adopts a dual-cabin tandem configuration, with a propulsion cabin and a cargo cabin from bottom to top. The total length of the spacecraft is 10.6 meters, the maximum diameter of the main body (cargo compartment) is 3.35 meters, the dry mass is 6.5 tons, the maximum upward transport capacity is 7.4 tons, and the cargo-cargo ratio reaches 0.53. The “Tianzhou” improved cargo spacecraft is the spacecraft with the strongest transportation capacity, the highest cargo load ratio, and the most comprehensive on-orbit support capabilities among the world’s active cargo spacecraft.
Since the establishment of the space station, the launch missions of China’s manned space project have entered a normalized stage, with 2 manned launch missions and 1 to 2 cargo launch missions being carried out on a regular basis every year. According to the plan, China’s manned space program will carry out four launch missions in 2024: “Tianzhou 7”, “Shenzhou 18”, “Tianzhou 8” and “Shenzhou 19”. Among them, “Tianzhou 7” “No. 1” mission will take the lead.
[China’s Egypt-aided Satellite 2 successfully passed the factory review]
On November 2nd , 2023, the factory review meeting of the Egypt-aided Satellite 2 was held at the China Academy of Space Technology and passed the factory review as planned. Leaders of the International Economic Cooperation Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and leaders of the Earth Observation and Data Center of the National Space Administration, the project management unit, attended the meeting and delivered speeches.
Experts attending the meeting watched a documentary report on satellite development, listened to the “Summary Report on the Development and Quality of the Egypt-2 Satellite Aid” made by the satellite chief engineer, and conducted discussions and questions. The review expert group believed that the Egypt-aided Satellite 2 had successfully completed all development and testing work, met relevant quality supervision requirements, and agreed to pass the factory review.
The meeting pointed out that the Egypt-2 satellite project is a landmark project for pragmatic cooperation between China and Egypt, the transformation and upgrading of China-Africa cooperation, and the promotion of high-quality development of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”. A concrete manifestation of joint action. Since the start of the project, the general contractor and the management unit have cooperated sincerely to overcome the impact of the epidemic and overcome difficulties, and the work results have been hard-won. The successful implementation of the project has achieved many “firsts” in the history of China-Egypt cooperation and is of milestone significance.
As a satellite project that adopts a foreign aid management model, the Egypt-2 satellite project has written a new chapter in international cooperation in my country’s satellite projects. As a project management unit, on the basis of strict quality management and project management, the center will continue to manage the follow-up satellite launch, on-orbit testing and delivery stages, continue to expand the breadth and depth of China-Egypt aerospace cooperation, and build a new era for the new era. The China-Egypt community with a shared future continues to contribute its space capabilities.