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Flight 2

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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Area 96 Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Second test flight of LandSpace's Zhuque-2 rocket with a dummy payload. This launch was the first successful use of methane/liquid oxygen-powered rocket engines for transportation to Earth orbit and beyond.

Updates

Jay • July 12, 2023, 1:17 a.m.

The vehicle experienced a spin, but achieved the primary mission objective of achieving orbit.


Jay • July 12, 2023, 1:08 a.m.

Liftoff confirmed


Cosmic_Penguin • July 11, 2023, 3:02 a.m.

Launch moved forward by 5 hours per new NOTAMs.


Zhuque-2

Family:
Configuration:

Zhuque-2 is a medium-sized rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane capable of lifting 6,000 kg of payload into a 200 km low Earth orbit, or 4,000 kg of payload into a 500 km Sun-synchronous orbit.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    49.5 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    229 T
  • Thrust
    2680 kN
Family
  • Name
    Zhuque-2
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Zhuque-2
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4000 kg

LandSpace

LandSpace

(LS)

Zhang Changwu Founded: 2015 Successes: 2 Failures: 2 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

LandSpace is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing. It was founded in 2015 by Tsinghua University alumni Zhang Changwu.

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