Gravity-1

In-active

Orienspace Technology (OrienSpace)

Jan. 11, 2024

Description

A 4 stage launch vehicle by Chinese private company OrienSpace, consisting of 5 solid rocket motors clustered together but with the center motor igniting just before boosters separation. The upper two stages also uses solid fuel.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    29.4 m
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    405 T
  • Thrust
    5880 kN
Family
  • Name
    Gravity-1
  • Family
  • Variant
    Gravity-1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Gravity-1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4200 kg

Orienspace Technology

Commercial
None
OrienSpace 2020

Galactic Energy is a private aerospace company headquartered in Yantai, Shandong, China, established in 2020. The company is developing the Gravity Series of satellite launch vehicles.

Gravity-1 | Maiden flight

Orienspace Technology | China
Sea Launch
Jan. 11, 2024, 5:30 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

First launch of Chinese private company OrienSpace's Gravity-1 launch vehicle from an ocean-going launch platform. Payload is Yunyao-1 18-20, 3 weather satellites performing atmospheric measurements using GNSS Radio Occultation for a Tianjin based company. Constellation is planned to have an eventual 90 satellites.

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