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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #100 on: 05/25/2022 10:53 pm »
At an AIAA Adelaide Section presentation last night by Reg Carruthers from DefenceSA, he mentioned that the next AtSpace launch from Whalers Way is "midyear" and "in the next few months".
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #101 on: 05/25/2022 11:23 pm »
At an AIAA Adelaide Section presentation last night by Reg Carruthers from DefenceSA, he mentioned that the next AtSpace launch from Whalers Way is "midyear" and "in the next few months".

They've been ready to go for a long time now.. so presumably they're waiting on approvals??  The red tape on all this is extraordinary!

Can't wait.
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #102 on: 07/19/2022 08:26 pm »
In fact (continuing the placement of certain threads between here and the Commercial subforum sparked by PLD's move) the very title of this thread, for instance, suggests this should go into Commercial too
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #103 on: 08/15/2022 01:23 am »
Posted recently on LinkedIn:
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  Founder/Director and CEO Dr YenSen Chen showcased a range of items including a new water deluge pipe system designed by ATSpace engineers and manufactured by Contract Engineering SA, an ablative shield for a vertical launcher, and their large composite winding machine – just to name a few. Dr Chen also highlighted that the company’s current suppliers are about 50% Australian and 50% international, but they are expecting this figure to grow to around 80% Australian by the end of 2022!

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #104 on: 02/28/2023 05:58 am »
Righto.. weeks have passed with no news since ATSpace's VS02/03 aborted launch attempt last December.

Anyone know what's happening with these guys?
 
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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #105 on: 06/10/2023 12:14 am »
Was wondering what's going on with TiSpace/ATSpace as well and searched for some more recent news. Their founder wrote this on Linkedin at the end of last year :

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As 2023 is approaching, it’s time for ATSPACE to reflect what we have accomplished in 2022. To mention a few, we have demonstrated the performance of our team, our hybrid rocket engines and the launch vehicle systems as described below:
1. Performed a 140KN maximum thrust 72 sec hot fire test for a single first-stage engine of Kestrel V orbital launch vehicle;
2. Performed a 10KN thrust 120 sec with an innovative regenerative cooled nozzle for the upper-stage engine of Kestrel V;
3. Performed a series of successful stage-level four-engine wet dress rehearsals and full-burn vertical hot-fire tests for the Kestrel I suborbital launch vehicle;
4. Conducted professional launch campaigns of Kestrel I near the year end, which will be continued in early 2023;
5. initiated a technology demonstration sounding rocket program for fast turnaround in building up flight heritage;
6. Preparing for the first-stage propulsion verification tests of the Kestrel V orbital launch vehicle — aiming at its maiden flight in 2023.
Overall, ATSPACE has built a firm technical foundation in 2022 for space exploration. And, with the collaborations with our partners and assistance from all stakeholders, we shall complete the last mile in our exciting journey into space from Australia. Stay tuned…..

Apart from that, seems like the company still exists and for some reason, the US defence industry delegation to Taiwan visited them last month.
https://ec.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/4287320
https://www.us-taiwan.org/2023-us-taiwan-business-council-defense-delegation-to-taiwan/

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Re: tiSpace-Taiwanese commercial launch company
« Reply #106 on: 06/10/2023 07:31 am »
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... what we have accomplished in 2022 ...

5. initiated a technology demonstration sounding rocket program for fast turnaround in building up flight heritage;
6. Preparing for the first-stage propulsion verification tests of the Kestrel V orbital launch vehicle — aiming at its maiden flight in 2023.

This is total BS. The "technology demonstration sounding rocket program" actually was initiated years ago. It was called "Hapith I", now "Kestrel I". Three of those rockets were built, and none of them lifted off the pad.

The plan is:

1. successfully launch Kestrel I
2. finish development of Kestrel V, which realistically will take some more years
3. launch Kestrel  V

Which means Kestrel V would optimistically  launch NET 2026.

A video from a couple weeks ago say's they'll be 'ready for orbital launch in early 2020

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