ORIENSPACE's goals of orbital launches:2023 Gravitation-12025 Gravitation-22030 Gravitation-3
ORIENSPACE has recently completed a series of hot fire tests of the 50N & 700N kick stage engines under simulated high altitude conditions, proving the engines are flight ready. The maiden launch of Gravitation-1 is now still targeted by the end of the year
ORIENSPACE has also completed static mechanical testing of various parts of the Gravitation-1 solid rocket mp.weixin.qq.com/s/AoxVrMQqXaAk…
👀 This is a cool hot test. ORIENSPACE completed two booster separation tests of Gravitation-1
Each strap-on motor measures ~10m tall and 2.65m wide and provides 155t thrust at liftoff.
ORIENSPACE completed a vibration test of an interstagemp.weixin.qq.com/s/jPPpFbfdITfc…
Chinese launch startup Orienspace is making moves. It has signed an agreement with Wuxi city to build a facility capable of making 300 liquid rocket engines per year. Engines will power the Gravity-2 kerolox rocket, to be capable of carrying 15 tons to LEO, first launch in 2025.
Source for the above: mp.weixin.qq.com/s/c4RbuN-zvIES…Orienspace has also recently completed testing of its Gravity-1 solid rocket (6 tons+ to LEO) and is targeting a test launch from a sea platform off Shandong around December.
ORIENSPACE completed a hot fire test of Gravity-1's upper stage attitude control system sampled from the batch production that includes the one to fly on the maiden launch.1127s engine firing in total in 491 ignitions mp.weixin.qq.com/s/JTvxLQNYTkQJ…
📸 Video of ORIENSPACE's hot test of Gravity-1's upper stage attitude control system
Some photographers and social media influencers on Weibo have received invitations from ORIENSPACE to attend the maiden & sea launch of Gravity-1 in December, which will be world's largest solid rocket
"Gravity-1" OrienSpace's solid-fuel rocket 1:1 model. With a 3.5 stage design and 600-ton liftoff thrust, it's set for a December maiden sea launch, aiming for a 6.5-ton low Earth orbit capacity. 2024 will be a very busy year for many space companies. buff.ly/47xeZYt
Gravity-1 / Orien Space. Plan to launch from sea platform next month. via Orien Space Wechat official account
ORIENSPACE completed payload fairing separation test ahead of the maiden launch of GRAVITY-1 planned for DecemberThe fairings stand 9.345m tall and 4.2m wide. It's the biggest of any commercial rocket in China
Gravity- 1 Y1 finished assembly. target to launch in this month