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Flight 3

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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Technology

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

First operational flight of LandSpace's Zhuque-2 rocket with 3 payloads: Tianyi-33 - 50 kg class satellite from TYSPACE & Hunan University of Science and Technology that tests various new technologies including a camera, new spacecraft thermal control, composite material for anti-radiation effects, high-output electric power supplies and payload control software using the Rust programming language; Honghu-1 & 2 - 50 kg class satellites for long term testing of Xenon & Krypton-based Hall-effect thrusters & Argon-based ion thrusters.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 9, 2023, 12:14 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 6, 2023, 9:57 a.m.

Delayed to December 8 UTC per new NOTAMs.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 4, 2023, 3:32 a.m.

Go for launch per NOTAMs.


Zhuque-2

Family: Zhuque
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
    Zhuque
  • 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

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

Agency Type: Commercial

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

WIKI

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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