🔥Space-Pioneer test fires the first stage of Tianlong-2. Still not very clear what engines used except for the kerosene fuel, but it seems there are 3, so each with 65t thrust as the total liftoff thrust is 190t.
Breakthrough of commercial space company SpacePioneer(天兵科技). The first-stage power system test of Tianlong(天龙/HeavenDragon)-2 LOX/Kerasene carrier rocket succeeded in Gongyi, Henan. Tianlong-2 will have 190t take-off thrust & 2t LEO capacity. Full HD:buff.ly/3DIztA6
Commercial space company SpacePioneer(天兵科技) conducted successfully hot test of its TH-12 LOX/Kerosene engine. TH-12 has ground thrust of 110t, ISP of 285s, and thrust-to-weight ratio of 163. Full HD: buff.ly/3gxXMt6
SPACE-PIONEER recently completed a separation test of Tianlong-2's payload fairing. The press release mentions there's no damage on the fairing and it will be used in the maiden launch.As LANDSPACE'S ZHUQUE-2 failed to reach orbit, Tianlong-2 is now very hopeful to be 1st
liquid fueled rocket developed by a commercial company in China twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/…
👀 SPACE-PIONEER's Tianlong-2 Y1 is vertical
SPACE-PIONEER recently conducted 5 hot fire tests for 2000s of their 30-t thrust staged combustion cycle kerolox engine TH-11
Could this be China's first commercial liquid propulsion rocket to reach orbit? Space Pioneer has completed WDR tests of its first Tianlong-2 rocket at a site near Tianjin. Launch from Jiuquan in the future. mp.weixin.qq.com/s/0laUIyujzNkE…
Heads up. Space Pioneer's Tianlong-2 rocket is expected to launch from Jiuquan before the end of March and, if successful, would be China's first commercially developed liquid propellant rocket to reach orbit. weibo.com/tv/show/1034:4…
Three engines on the first stage in a triangular configuration. Is that a first? The Atlas had three engines, but in a linear configuration.
Tianlong-2 of Space Pioneer at JSLC via weibo Polis城邦工作室
SPACE-PIONEER announces that they recently completed a C round fund raising of several hundreds of millions of Chinese Yuan for the development of Tianlong-3.The press release also mentions they have signed contracts of 10 Tianlong-2 launches mp.weixin.qq.com/s/F9muPtZCv1w0…
While SPACE-PIONEER targets 2024 for the first launch of Tianlong-3, they envision being able to launch 30+ times per year starting 2025
Chinese aerospace company #SpacePioneer plans to launch a rocket comparable to SpaceX’s #Falcon9 next year. The two-stage Tianlong-3 rocket is fueled by kerosene-liquid oxygen. It has a #reusable first stage, which uses seven TH-12 engines. Its second stage uses a TH-12V engine.
🔥 SPACE-PIONEER completed a Long duration test of a TH-12 kerolox engine sampled from a batch production
👀 The second Tianlong-2 has been transported from Tianjin to Zhangjiagang for assembling in SPACE-PIONEER's new manufacturing base. Launch planned for 2024
Space Pioneer’s Tianlong-3 rocket, with 7 Tianhuo-12 LOX/kerosene engines on 1st stage, targets a June 2024 maiden flight. It's designed for satellite internet infrastructure, comparable to Falcon 9, with significant payload capacity and reusable engines. https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4965767747734283
🚀 A leaked photo shows SPACE-PIONEER is targeting next June for the maiden launch of Tianlong-3, 14t to 500km SSO, from Wenchang commercial launch pad#2, which is still under construction. 2 more launches are planned for September & November from Wenchang & Jiuquan, 11t to 800km
According to the latest interview of Space Pioneer's CEO. They have invested three Tianlong-3 rockets. The first one start to assembly & Maiden flight is still target June 2024. After the maiden flight they plan to build more than 10 TL-3 for the second batch.