ChinaSpaceflight @cnspaceflight10月19日，翎客航天进行了多次悬停飞行试验Translated from Chinese by BingOn October 19, ling's space was repeatedly hovering flight tests
Interesting, but they will have quite the challenge scaling everything down to a 33 ton vehicle.With only four engines they have to throttle to about half of the percentage that SpaceX throttles the Merlin, and Merlin throttles pretty deeply. That means they will have to make some kind of adjustment to one or more of its engines, like dynamically changing its expansion ratio, all while possibly having to operate off-center. Then they have to shrink some kind of thruster system, and the grid fins and actuators, which they appear to have copied faithfully like the legs, and the engine restart system.Everything that doesn't scale, like the avionics and communications, becomes proportionately larger.
"Chinese private rocket company @Linkspace_China recently performed a hover test, with accuracy of 0.05m. They are developing the NewLine-1 two-stage, RP1-LOX reusable rocket (~200 kg of micro & nanosats to 500 km SSO). Aiming to debut rocket in 2020."]"Chinese private rocket company @Linkspace_China recently performed a hover test, with accuracy of 0.05m. They are developing the NewLine-1 two-stage, RP1-LOX reusable rocket (~200 kg of micro & nanosats to 500 km SSO). Aiming to debut rocket in 2020."
Linkspace @Linkspace_China@Linkspace_ChinaMoreA new VTVL technology test rocket(RLV-T2), better structure and collapsible landing legs
Chinese space company Linkspace takes step towards resuable rocket with landing testby Andrew Jones Jan 31, 2018 12:52Chinese private space company Linkspace has taken a step in its development of a resuable orbital rocket with a successful vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) test.
A new VTVL technology test rocket(RLV-T2), better structure and collapsible landing legs.
Thank you Bryce Space Tech. Our launch vehicle NewLine-1 and VTVL rocket were included in The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2018.
China-based @Linkspace_China, founded in 2014, is developing a two-stage, small orbital launch vehicle called New Line 1 (Xin Gan Xian 1) with a reusable first stage: brycetech.com/downloads/FAA_… #space #launch #FAASpace @FAANews
This is the NewLine-1 reusable configuration! Meanwhile, please look forward to this year's reusable suborbital rocket.