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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #20 on: 02/12/2020 08:36 pm »
Hapith I (Hapith-I)

Maiden flight on Feb. 13rd at 06:00. 晉陞太空火箭於2月13日早上六點首次發射!!

Maybe suborbital?
http://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1648356346755455092

Feb. 13rd at 06:00 - Taiwan time? That would be in 24 minutes from now.
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #21 on: 02/12/2020 11:42 pm »
https://twitter.com/LaunchService/status/1227753558566588418
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Due to heavy rain and wind, TiSPACE terminate the first launch but the process of ignition was completed. The date of next launch will be announced shortly.
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #22 on: 02/13/2020 04:54 am »
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Due to heavy rain and wind, TiSPACE terminate the first launch but the process of ignition was completed. The date of next launch will be announced shortly.
Can anyone interpret this tweet?
Could they have had a weather hold and converted the launch attempt into a successful static fire?
« Last Edit: 02/13/2020 04:55 am by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #23 on: 06/04/2020 07:19 pm »
Video of Hapith I static fire in February.



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Despite torrential rain, I was thrilled to see TiSpace
@LaunchService's HAPITH-I rocket test launch this morning in Taitung. Though aborted due to weather we still saw an ignition sequence. This is an indigenous Taiwan rocket designed to launch from TW!
https://twitter.com/PaulHuangReport/status/1227799108506644480

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« Reply #24 on: 06/04/2020 07:27 pm »
Last news was that maiden flight has been rescheduled for June.

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Taiwanese space launch company Tispace has rescheduled its first flight to June in response to the #COVID19 crisis while continuing development work and preparing for production.

https://twitter.com/AviationWeek/status/1245771490735382528

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Taiwanese space launch company Tispace has rescheduled its first flight to June in response to the COVID-19 crisis while continuing development work and preparing for production.

Tispace is looking at offering its technology for short-notice, flexible launches to the U.S. Defense Department.

The June mission, a suborbital shot, will demonstrate the company’s hybrid-engine technology, the key to Tispace’s ambition for reducing launch costs by 90% from the already low levels of other new companies.

The production rocket—the expendable, three-stage Hapith V—is intended to deliver up to 390 kg (860 lb.) to a low-inclination orbit of 600-700 km (370-430 mi.). Tispace said last year the price would be would be $6-7 million a shot, well above the undisclosed cost.

In October 2019 the Hapith 1 demonstrator was due to fly in the following month. The schedule slipped but the company was ready to go on Feb. 13—until the appearance of severe high-altitude wind shear conditions at a base in southeastern Taiwan prevented the launch, said Yen-Sen Chen, the company’s founder and CEO.

“After that, we were facing the coronavirus pandemic situation that has further delayed our launch plans,” Chen said, referring to the problem of crewmembers being unable to work close to each other. “So we are currently aiming for restarting our launch campaigns by June as the conditions for crowd gathering would become less of a public concern.”

Meanwhile, the company is preparing for manufacturing. Its initial production facility, near Taipei, is intended to have a capacity of 12 rockets a year.

The company will also be “performing more validation tests of the propulsion system and getting ready for a tight launch schedule once the activities resume,” Chen said. In October, Tispace was planning monthly Hapith V launches in 2021.

Chen added: “We are also looking into the prospects of entering the DARPA Challenge for fast access to space.”

There is no such DARPA Challenge right now, though the U.S. agency is looking at how to follow up a two-year competition that it ran until last month for demonstrating short-notice space launches. No one won the offered prizes for launching within weeks of notification, then again only days later from a different location.

Tispace engines consist of a pressurized carbon-fiber tank feeding oxidizer (nitrous oxide) to a block of special hard rubber that acts as fuel. The fuel is encased in carbon fiber. There is almost no machinery.

Source: https://aviationweek.com/shows-events/space-symposium/taiwans-tispace-shifts-demonstration-launch-june
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #25 on: 07/13/2020 12:43 pm »
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花2個月打造出來的機動式發射系統,已經完成全系統功能測試及發射模擬驗證。

It took us 2 months to build a mobile launch system that had completed the system testing with launch operation sequence simulation verified.
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #26 on: 01/07/2021 07:15 am »
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="zh" dir="ltr">歡迎達仁鄉長帶領鄉親參訪台灣晉陞太空,共同期許台灣太空產業的發展盡早實現。Welcome Daren villagers&#39; visit, hope Space Industry of Taiwan will be realized shortly. pic.twitter.com/yaCEk9lrD5</p>&mdash; TiSPACE (@LaunchService) September 22, 2020 <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hello, guys. I am from Taiwan.
Here is a new video from TiSPACE.
Something new launch vehicle at first pic.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #27 on: 04/16/2021 12:37 pm »
Hapith not launching from Taiwan anymore.

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1382889856460750849
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #28 on: 04/16/2021 02:10 pm »
Hapith not launching from Taiwan anymore.

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1382889856460750849

Where can it possibly be launched then? Japan, Australia or somwhere else?

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #29 on: 04/16/2021 02:21 pm »
Hapith not launching from Taiwan anymore.

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1382889856460750849

Where can it possibly be launched then? Japan, Australia or somwhere else?

tiSpace earlier mentioned launch sites in Australia and Norway for orbital launches to SSO.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #30 on: 04/17/2021 09:51 am »
Hapith not launching from Taiwan anymore.

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1382889856460750849

Where can it possibly be launched then? Japan, Australia or somwhere else?

tiSpace earlier mentioned launch sites in Australia and Norway for orbital launches to SSO.

Wow, that's almost depressing to hear.
Their website https://tispace.com/about.html says that they have a launch site in southeast Taiwan, so it's a regulatory problem.

Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #31 on: 05/31/2021 12:52 pm »
Launch site issues force rocket firm overseas: sources

Some Taiwan Innovative Space(TiSPACE) employees departed for Australia in February to complete quarantine and preparatory procedures prior to trial launches this month, a person said on condition of anonymity.

Australian space company Southern Launch would help Taiwan Innovative Space launch its sounding rocket at a site near Adelaide, South Australia, another person with knowledge of the matter said.



https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2021/05/07/2003756994

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #32 on: 05/31/2021 02:12 pm »
Launch site issues force rocket firm overseas: sources

Some Taiwan Innovative Space(TiSPACE) employees departed for Australia in February to complete quarantine and preparatory procedures prior to trial launches this month, a person said on condition of anonymity.

Australian space company Southern Launch would help Taiwan Innovative Space launch its sounding rocket at a site near Adelaide, South Australia, another person with knowledge of the matter said.



https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2021/05/07/2003756994

Am I the only one that finds the idea of a launch before the end of June a bit of an overestimation?

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #33 on: 05/31/2021 02:56 pm »
Launch site issues force rocket firm overseas: sources

Some Taiwan Innovative Space(TiSPACE) employees departed for Australia in February to complete quarantine and preparatory procedures prior to trial launches this month, a person said on condition of anonymity.

Australian space company Southern Launch would help Taiwan Innovative Space launch its sounding rocket at a site near Adelaide, South Australia, another person with knowledge of the matter said.



https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2021/05/07/2003756994

IRIS-A and NUTSAT are to be launched by Momentus on Vigoride buses, so based on latest news they won't be launched in July.

The sooner is December on Transporter 3.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #34 on: 06/01/2021 07:35 am »
Am I the only one that finds the idea of a launch before the end of June a bit of an overestimation?

The article says end of July.

"The NSPO and Taiwan Innovative Space revised their contract, requiring the company to launch the payload at an approved overseas site by the end of July, Yu said. "

The Southern Launch website is listing a [name withheld] mission in the first quarter of 2022, which might be this mission.

https://southernlaunch.space/upcominglaunches

IRIS-A and NUTSAT are to be launched by Momentus on Vigoride buses, so based on latest news they won't be launched in July.

This is for a suborbital launch to 150 km, possibly by Hapith I, carrying an ionosphere scintillation experiment.

"The mission is to carry an ionosphere scintillation package developed by National Central University (NCU)."
« Last Edit: 06/01/2021 07:42 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #35 on: 06/01/2021 08:22 am »
IRIS-A and NUTSAT are to be launched by Momentus on Vigoride buses, so based on latest news they won't be launched in July.

This is for a suborbital launch to 150 km, possibly by Hapith I, carrying an ionosphere scintillation experiment.

"The mission is to carry an ionosphere scintillation package developed by National Central University (NCU)."

 ??? I wasn't speaking of that : my words were about the satellites mentioned on the right side of the image.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #36 on: 08/23/2021 03:30 am »
It's official: Via a joint media release this morning, the Federal Government has given regulatory approval for a commercial rocket launch to take place later this year from a newly licensed launch facility in South Australia.

Taiwanese company tiSPACE will conduct a test flight of its Hapith I – a 10m, two-stage, sub-orbital rocket – from the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, which is operated by Southern Launch.

The Whalers Way launch site will initially support a test launch campaign for up to three suborbital rockets. Data will be collected during those launches to measure environmental impacts to assist in determining the site’s viability as a possible launch location for future suborbital and orbital launches.

(Cross-posted from: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46926)
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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« Reply #37 on: 08/26/2021 06:49 am »
The Guardian - First commercial rocket due to be launched from Australia later in 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/24/first-commercial-rocket-due-to-be-launched-from-australia-later-in-2021
"Taiwanese company TiSPACE is planning three launches from South Australia in 2021, amid hopes the event will provide a boost to Australia’s space industry"

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #38 on: 08/30/2021 06:22 am »
Excerpt from: https://www.spatialsource.com.au/space/taiwans-tispace-to-launch-from-whalers-way 
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tiSPACE is currently considering shifting manufacturing of complete rocket systems from Taiwan to Australia.

“We have devoted ourselves in the past 5 years in the technical developments of the most cost-effective launch capabilities,” said tiSPACE’s CEO, Yen-Sen Chen.

“But we will not stop at launch. Instead, our launch capabilities are our keys for opening the tremendous opportunities in commercial applications in space.”

“And, only through versatile launches and space applications, can tiSPACE be among the key players in the new frontier of the global commercial space market.”

Southern Launch has been given approval to conduct three sub-orbital test launches by the end of 2021 from the Whalers Way site.

Data collected will be used to measure environmental impacts to assist in determining the site’s viability as a location for future launches.
« Last Edit: 08/30/2021 06:23 am by CameronD »
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #39 on: 08/31/2021 07:43 am »
This article appears to lay out TiSPACE's plans going forwards:  http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2021/08/27/2021082700525.html

Of particular mention:
1. "Hapith" means "flying squirrel" in a Taiwanese Indigenous language
2. James Brown, chief executive of the Space Industry Association of Australia, is quoted as saying the rocket is
-  About 10 meters high
-  It's got two stages
-  It'll be launched from South Australia out over the ocean and it will get to about 100 kilometers high.
-  It is basically testing Taiwanese hybrid engine technology, and if that works well, if it is all safe, if it’s all reliable, then the plan is for this company to come back and launch a bigger rocket (Hapith V presumably) that is about 20 meters high that can carry up to 400 kilograms worth of satellite payload into space.
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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