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Maiden Flight

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 96 Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

First flight of the new methalox rocket developed by Chinese startup LandSpace.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 14, 2022, 2:47 p.m.

Launch failure reported per leaks; awaiting official information.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 8, 2022, 11:36 a.m.

New launch date per NOTAMs.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 8, 2022, 1:42 a.m.

Marked GO for launch.


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.

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