Author Topic: FAILURE: 14 Payloads - Zhuque-2 - Jiuquan - December 14, 2022 (08:30 UTC)  (Read 36707 times)

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在“非典型”火箭公司里的“典型”工程师
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The "typical" engineer at the "atypical" rocket company

"It's not easy to get to this stage." Now, when Zhou Yuren recalled seeing the complete Suzaku-2 Yaoyi rocket erected in front of him for the first time a few months ago, he can still remember the feeling at that time.

 

Zhou Yuren, chief technical officer of Blue Arrow Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd., winner of the National May 1st Labor Medal this year, has been engaged in the development of launch vehicles for nearly 30 years. He has won the Shanghai May 1st Labor Medal, the Second Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and other national, provincial and ministerial awards, and enjoys special allowances from the State Council. Going back to two years ago, he may not have imagined that one day he would lead a team to develop a rocket in a private company. "With my character, I usually don't think about starting a business unless it's more interesting."

01. "Old Master" first touches "New Aerospace"

In Zhou Yuren's eyes, Blue Arrow Aerospace, a young commercial rocket company, and the Suzaku-2 series liquid oxygen methane carrier rockets under development can be defined as "more interesting".

"If you want to ask how Blue Arrow impresses me, it must first be the self-developed liquid oxygen methane engine." This means that before the "retirement day" planned for himself, he can personally lead the team to develop China's first model The liquid oxygen methane launch vehicle with medium-sized and above capacity has been made into a product that can stand on the world stage and have the ability to compete with stronger commercial rockets through technological iteration.

When he first came to Blue Arrow Aerospace, it was at the time when the "Tianque" two types of engines were successfully delivered after major tests. The Suzaku-2 carrier rocket also entered the most critical period of R&D and manufacturing. Troubleshoot and determine status. At this time, it became a top priority to get familiar with the team while quickly grasping the various states of the rocket.

"Different from focusing only on technology before, leading a R&D team in a commercial aerospace company has more things to consider." Compared with his previous working environment, Blue Arrow Aerospace is clearly an "atypical" rocket company. "In a more market-oriented environment, R&D cycle, cost, team integration, and product iteration are all issues that must be considered."

The Suzaku-2 launch vehicle was established in September 2017, and the model plan demonstration was completed at the end of December 2017, and it was transferred to the plan design. , The Suzaku-2 Yaoyi rocket has completed the general inspection before leaving the factory and has the conditions for leaving the factory.

"It will take four and a half years to complete the development and launch process of a brand-new rocket from 0 to 1, and the pressure on the delivery schedule is actually very high. When you reach a commercial company, you will find that whether it is time, supply chain or capital, these Resources are limited, and making a satisfactory product with limited resources is a challenge that our entire team needs to accept.”

"The harsher the external conditions, the higher the requirements for the reliability of the product system. This also requires our R&D team to require themselves to higher standards." In the "atypical" R&D environment, Zhou Yuren became more and more It shows the "strict", "prudent", "fine" and "true" of an old astronaut.

"Zhou is always a person who places great emphasis on technical processes." Qiu Jingyu, deputy general manager of the Rocket R&D Department, communicates with Zhou Yuren every day about the progress of the model, "During the entire development process, the model team has been under his request. Adhere to a strict quality management program.”

 Problems must be analyzed in place, the reasons can be clearly analyzed, and finally passed the verification of the test, this is Zhou Yuren's basic requirement for the R&D team, "Whether it is technical ability or model management ability, it must pass strict quality management and process management. to keep improving.”
 
02. Master Yan is also "rebellious"

 "Sharp", "pragmatic" and "reliable", the young people in the Blue Arrow R&D team will put such labels on Zhou Yuren. "Mr. Zhou's requirements for everyone are relatively high, and even a little strict." "He is a bit paternalistic, and he is of a relatively strict type. The requirements for subordinates are very specific, but he will also guide the work by hand. You can also get a detailed response when you go to him for questions.”

For such a consistent evaluation, Zhou Yuren called it "unexpected". In his ideal state, he even hopes that he can "hide" in daily management. "Rather than being a 'parent' or a 'strict teacher', I hope that everyone can do their jobs smoothly without me. I hope that in this team, everyone can take the initiative to play their part. technology and ability to come up with and implement some of our new ideas.”

It is not required to follow the rules and encourages to try more technical innovations. In terms of technology, Zhou Yuren does not deny that he has a "rebellious" opposite to his management style.

In Qiu Jingyu's words, the liquid oxygen methane rocket made by Lanjian is itself a very new rocket, and the challenges brought by the new power system to the rocket as a whole are also multi-faceted, and new ideas are always used to solve new problems. Reaching new goals has also become the norm for Blue Arrow's R&D engineers.

"Our rockets will continue to pursue simpler systems, greater capacity, lower costs, and higher reliability, which requires engineers to constantly break through the limitations of their own thinking and experience to find ways to achieve their goals."

 In terms of encouraging innovation, the company's values ​​coincide with Zhou Yuren's. "Last year, the company gave some budget and set up an innovation laboratory to encourage engineers to apply their new ideas to products."

 At the Blue Arrows, whether individually or as a team, if any new ideas are of value to the Rockets as a whole, there is support. "The atmosphere of innovation in the whole company is very good. In such an environment, we can give full play to some new ideas of the whole team, try some new technology solutions, and make the products produced are relatively good products. In terms of goals, everyone Together we can make this type of rocket."

Zhou Yuren believes that this kind of relaxed innovation environment is very valuable, and he will encourage young people in the company to think more about things other than models. As long as he feels that these jobs can benefit their professional development and the company's entire product line, he will encourage them. The team tries. "Because your professional ability has improved, it means that the company's entire technical ability has improved. This is one of my goals with this team."
 
03. do one thing with a group of people

When commercial aerospace gradually developed, the industry has been calling for commercial rockets with both high reliability and lower cost. However, most traditional rocket propellants cannot meet this goal due to technical limitations or high costs. Rockets fueled by liquid oxygen methane have become the new favorite of many commercial rocket companies around the world due to their good performance, simple maintenance, reusability and low fuel costs. Some even believe that liquid oxygen methane represents the mainstay of future commercial rocket development. power.

However, the road to turning the drawings into reality will eventually face various difficulties, Zhou Yuren said frankly, "Because our current engines are basically self-cooling, and liquid oxygen methane uses methane to cool itself. When methane is in the bottom of the thrust chamber, It is a liquid phase, but after the cooling process, it becomes a gas-liquid two-phase state. The characteristics of the gas-liquid two-phase are very complicated, which is a relatively difficult problem found in our development process. question."

"The Suzaku-2 rocket is the first dual low-temperature launch vehicle in China, and many technical difficulties need to be solved one by one. It is gratifying that everyone worked hard." Zhou Yuren said, "Whether it is the engine team, the rocket team, or the assembly team They all sprinted towards a goal with energy, and I was moved by their enthusiasm and the spirit of not giving up on solving problems in their work.”

 On weekdays, Zhou Yuren is unsmiling, but he will take everyone's efforts and growth into consideration, how the designer insists on craftsmanship and production for a qualified part, and how the production department communicates with each other in order to deliver products on time under the epidemic In order to ensure that the product is foolproof, the coordinator and professional person in charge will stick to the test site for a few months... "Now we have realized the stepless adjustment of the low-temperature engine thrust and mixing ratio. This technology is also used for the large-scale thrust adjustment of the engine and the recovery of the launch vehicle. The key. In addition, problems such as the gas-liquid phase in the cooling process have also been satisfactorily resolved."

 "Developing a launch vehicle is a systematic project, and every link is very important. On the whole, I am very confident in both the team and the product."

04. "Satisfaction" means that everyone is satisfied with the product

 When it comes to the "tasks" he has given himself, Zhou Yuren believes that leading the team to continuously improve their professional capabilities is one thing, and the other is forming a set of development standard processes and norms that suit him. "Standards and norms are things that I attach more importance to. These are the basic skills that must be done. Now, through the development of Suzaku-2, we can say that we have laid the foundation, and the foundation is solid, so that we have the conditions to overtake on the corners. "

When asked, "Is the ultimate goal to make the product smoothly?", Zhou Yuren corrected us, not to make it, but to do it well, "to satisfy yourself", in order to satisfy the team and the market. "If your goal is only to make something, then the evaluation of this thing is only done, and it is definitely not the result I expected. Only when you show the result that everyone is satisfied can you say that you have done something. thing."

 Zhou Yuren believes that there are three stages in doing things: do one thing - accomplish one thing - accomplish one thing satisfactorily. What he seeks is this "consummation".

 "Now, both the country and the market have expectations for commercial rocket companies, and they are all looking at when you can make low-cost, high-reliability commercial rockets. For us, the final product developed should be able to Comparing with the main products in the commercial market, it has stronger commercial competitiveness, and I think it is a complete success.”

In Zhou Yuren's definition of "completeness", the completion of the flight test of the Suzaku-2 Yao-1 rocket is just the beginning, "We have done one thing now - the development of the Suzaku-2 has been completed, and it is only a matter of time. There is still one last step to go—the successful completion of the first flight test, and a more satisfactory result will be obtained in the end, and there is still a lot of work to be done in the future.” “Compared with our more ambitious plan, it is only a small step away from the The goal is still far away, and everyone needs to work together. In the future, we will continue to iterate and optimize the overall plan, improve the engine function and overall performance, reduce structural weight, etc., so that the Suzaku-2 rocket will become a more concise, reliable and low-cost rocket.”

 "Being able to exert one's ability in this industry, to be able to do one thing, and feel that it is not in vain, or that we have come to the world to live, and we do not say that we are worthy of anyone, but at least we can be worthy of ourselves, and feel that it is fine." Zhou Yuren Say.

 "Have you chosen aerospace, do you plan to do it for the rest of your life?"

 "right."
This might be May 20 and with 11 payloads because there are 11 stars in last picture.
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A0936/22 NOTAMN
Q) ZHWH/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/3015N11006E022
A) ZHWH B) 2205050230 C) 2205050303
E) A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA
ESTABLISHED,N2955E11014-N2957E10952-N3035E10958-N3032E11020,BACK
TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:SFC-UNL.

F) SFC G) UNL

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It is also said this will be Fengyun-3F by CZ-4C.

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“你是我的荣耀”就在身边,三支试验队出征酒泉
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"You are my glory" is by my side, three experimental teams set off for Jiuquan

The mission of the satellite model is an order, and it is a mission! The May 1st holiday is not over yet. The three types of test teams of quantum micro-nano satellites, orbital atmospheric density satellites and electromagnetic double stars are ready to go to Jiuquan to carry out the launch mission! They are not afraid of difficulties and obstacles, and they are not afraid of the long journey, just to live up to the pride and glory of "astronauts"!
The 4/11 of payloads might be Liangzi Weina, Guidao Daqi Midu and Two Dianci.

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Kongjian XinJishu Shiyan-1 and CHuangxin-15 might be 2/11 payloads.

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上海分院:全力以“复” 跑出复工复研“加速度”①
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Shanghai Branch: Go all out to "recover" to get out of the "acceleration" of resumption of work and research①

During this period, models such as Innovation No. 15, new technology test satellites, quantum micro-nano satellites, orbital atmospheric density satellites, and electromagnetic double satellites were ready for launch. More than 40 members of the test team overcame many difficulties to "build stars for the country". The heroic feelings of the company set off on the expedition. They took the bus from Shanghai to Jiuquan and traveled more than 3,000 kilometers to carry out the launch mission. The selection and bidding work for many key model projects continued to advance, and the Xingwang bidding team shouldered the heavy responsibility and traveled more than 1,000 kilometers day and night to Beijing. The on-site defense and good results have successfully opened the scientific research situation of the Satellite Innovation Institute in 2022.
The 11 payloads might be as below:
Chuangxin-15 创新十五号 (Innovation No. 15)
Xinjishu Test 新技术试验星 (new technology test)
Liangzi Weina 量子微纳卫星 (quantum micro-nano)
Guidao Daqi Midu 轨道大气密度卫星 (orbital atmospheric density)
Dianci Shuangxing 电磁双星 (electromagnetic double)
Others 7 sats 他7星

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https://weibo.com/6065432153/Lu9FS1x1D
The Lijian-1 might be launched before Zhuque-2.

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It seems from the latest Sentinel images the Chinese have finished asphalting the road between the test position and the launch site. Compare images for May 20 and May 30:


« Last Edit: 05/31/2022 11:12 am by Liss »
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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F1650/22 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/1050S08830E200
A) YMMM
B) 2207090200 C) 2207140800
D) DAILY 0200/0800
E) CHINESE AEROSPACE FLIGHT ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA:
DUE TO AEROSPACE FLIGHT ACTIVITIES, THE FLIGHT SAFETY OF THE AIRCRAFT
IN THE FOLLOWING AREA MAY BE AFFECTED:
S1326 E08748
S0808 E08851
S0815 E08923
S1332 E08820
FOUR POINT CONNECTION RANGE.
F) SFC G) UNL
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Zhuque-2?
Unusual area, a long and narrow one.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Zhuque-2?
Unusual area, a long and narrow one.
Lijian-1?

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The reason as below:
1. NOTAM drop zone has never been viewed so that it might be Maiden
2. The Zhuque-2 was viewed in Lijian-1 130 launch pad photo.
3. The badge was reported with 11 stars.

Does anyone can merge https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56490.0?
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The Lijian-1 and Zhuque-2 will be launched soon, but I am not sure which is first.
F1671/22 06/21/2022 0000 06/26/2022 0600
F1650/22 07/09/2022 0200 07/14/2022 0800

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The launch route angle of July 9 is about 20 degree, but Zhuque-2 is announced 23.26 degree, I guess the Lijian-1 will be launched in Junly 9 not Zhuque-2, and Zhueque-2 will be launched late in July.

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https://www.landspace.com/product.html?mao=1
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Rocket Stages火箭级数:2
Carrying capacity:运载能力:4000kg @ 500km SSO,6000kg @ 200km LEO
Quanjian General Factory全箭总厂:48.5m
Arrow body diameter箭体直径:3.35m
Finishing cover diameter整理罩直径:3.35m
Take-off mass起飞质量:219t
Takeoff thrust起飞推力:268t

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The payloads might be as below:
吉林一号高分03D08
吉林一号高分03D09
吉林一号高分03D19
吉林一号高分03D20
吉林一号高分03D21
吉林一号高分03D22
吉林一号高分03D23
吉林一号高分03D24
吉林一号高分03D25
吉林一号高分03D26

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The payloads might be as below:
吉林一号高分03D08
吉林一号高分03D09
吉林一号高分03D19
吉林一号高分03D20
吉林一号高分03D21
吉林一号高分03D22
吉林一号高分03D23
吉林一号高分03D24
吉林一号高分03D25
吉林一号高分03D26

I suspect, "吉林一号高分" is transcribed a Jilin-1 Gaofen.

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New photos of #Landspace's #Zhuque2 medium launch vehicle and its #Tianque engines.

Capacity: 4t in SSO at 500 km"

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1543926130050220033

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