Author Topic: South Korean HANBIT-TLV (suborbital) - Alcântara - 19 March 2023  (Read 5422 times)

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The South Korean aerospace firm @innospacecorp's suborbital rocket HANBIT-TLV integration is completed at the #Alcântara Space Center in #Brazil.

The launch window for #HANBIT-TLV, 🇰🇷's first private suborbital test rocket, opens Dec 14 - 21.

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1603442694260334592
« Last Edit: 03/21/2023 09:46 am by Galactic Penguin SST »

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The South Korean aerospace firm @innospacecorp's suborbital rocket HANBIT-TLV integration is completed at the #Alcântara Space Center in #Brazil.

The launch window for #HANBIT-TLV, 's first private suborbital test rocket, opens Dec 14 - 21.

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1603442694260334592
Launching from Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara - CLA complex from the grounds of Alcântara Rocket Launch Pad A1 versus mothballed and incomplete Tsyklon-4 complex Alcântara Rocket Launch Pad A2.
« Last Edit: 12/17/2022 06:14 am by russianhalo117 »

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The South Korean aerospace firm @innospacecorp's suborbital rocket HANBIT-TLV integration is completed at the #Alcântara Space Center in #Brazil.

The launch window for #HANBIT-TLV, 's first private suborbital test rocket, opens Dec 14 - 21.

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1603442694260334592
Launching from Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara - CLA complex from the grounds of Alcântara Rocket Launch Pad A1 versus mothballed and incomplete Tsyklon-4 complex Alcântara Rocket Launch Pad A2.

Is that the launch pad with the mobile integration tower used for the VLS rockets?

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The South Korean aerospace firm @innospacecorp's suborbital rocket HANBIT-TLV integration is completed at the #Alcântara Space Center in #Brazil.

The launch window for #HANBIT-TLV, 's first private suborbital test rocket, opens Dec 14 - 21.

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Launching from Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara - CLA complex from the grounds of Alcântara Rocket Launch Pad A1 versus mothballed and incomplete Tsyklon-4 complex Alcântara Rocket Launch Pad A2.

Is that the launch pad with the mobile integration tower used for the VLS rockets?
Yes though there is a suborbital within the A1 complex so could also be from there though zoomed in photos do not help in confirming the exact spot they are set up at. The lightning protection system towers visible only exist at the A1 complex.
EDIT: still in the A1 complex but using a brand new clean pad as the concrete forms still partially exist: https://twitter.com/innospacecorp/status/1603585663823400960

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3rd attempt aborted on Dec. 21st.

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South Korean rocket launch at CLA is postponed in Maranhão

December 21, 2022 - 12:22 pm

The reason for the postponement has not yet been disclosed by the technicians working on the launch. This is the third attempt to launch the device since its arrival in the state. The South Korean HANBIT-TLV rocket at the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhão was postponed again.

Source : https://jornalfloripa.com.br/emcimadahora/2022/12/21/lancamento-de-foguete-sul-coreano-no-cla-e-adiado-no-maranhao-3/
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Re: South Korean HANBIT-TLV - Alcântara - TBD 2023
« Reply #11 on: 03/19/2023 11:30 pm »
The launch occurred today from Alcantara Launch Center. The HANBIT-TLV developed by Innospace had apparently a successful suborbital flight (the launch vehicle was launched with a dummy second stage).

« Last Edit: 03/19/2023 11:35 pm by ctrubas »

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Re: South Korean HANBIT-TLV - Alcântara - TBD 2023
« Reply #13 on: 03/20/2023 10:25 am »
The launch occurred today from Alcantara Launch Center. The HANBIT-TLV developed by Innospace had apparently a successful suborbital flight (the launch vehicle was launched with a dummy second stage).



Video of the still image above: https://youtube.com/shorts/k87bmzNOnu4
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Re: South Korean HANBIT-TLV - Alcântara - TBD 2023
« Reply #14 on: 03/20/2023 10:27 am »
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Innospace, a South Korean startup specializing in developing hybrid space rockets, said it has launched the Hanbit-TLV -- an 8.4-ton single-stage thrust hybrid rocket standing at 16.3 meters tall -- from the Alcantara Space Center in Brazil at 2:52 p.m. on Sunday local time.

“We will announce the results of the engine’s flight performance and whether the payload’s mission ends up in a success after a comprehensive analysis of the flight data,” said Innospace in a text to reporters.

The company gave no exact timeline on when the final results will be released. The suborbital launch vehicle was loaded with the Brazilian military’s inertial navigation system -- called SISNAV -- which weighs 20 kilograms.

A video that was uploaded to the YouTube account of a user named John Cutrim on Sunday, showed the blastoff of the Hanbit-TLV from the Brazilian Air Force’s launchpad. The description of the video read, “The Alcantara launch center today launched a vehicle from the South Korean company Innospace. The South Korean Hanbit-TLV rocket was successfully launched.”

The Korean startup had initially aimed for a launch on March 8, but it did not happen due to a problem with a frozen battery just 10 seconds before launch. The company then fixed the issue and waited until good weather on Sunday for the launch.

“Developing a space launch vehicle is a process of constantly overcoming variables. The valuable experience and know-how earned during the test launch will become our core technology and a stepping stone for us to become a professional space company with independent technology and launch management capabilities,” said Kim Soo-jong, CEO of Innospace.

Sunday’s liftoff came about three months after the Korean startup's project had to be put on hold at the same site due to a weather issue, problems with a cooling valve and connection errors between systems.

Innospace’s launch was the first rocket blastoff by Korea’s private sector. According to the company, the Hanbit-TLV was also the world’s first launch of a hybrid rocket.

The launch is a test project to assess the performance of the hybrid rocket engine, which is planned to be used as the first stage engine of the Hanbit-Nano rocket later. Innospace is developing the Hanbit-Nano, which is expected to have a 50-kilogram payload, to enter the market for launching commercial small satellites in 2024.

According to Innospace, its hybrid rocket technology of using solid fuel and liquid oxidizer has major advantages in costing less and needing less time to build an engine while guaranteeing safety, as the technology prevents the rocket engine from exploding in urgent cases.

The company plans to develop two additional launch vehicles capable of having a 150-kilogram and 500-kilogram payload, respectively.

Innospace was established by the current CEO in 2017. Since then, the startup has raised 55.2 billion won ($42 million) in investment funding. The rocket developer plans to go public on Korea’s secondary tech-heavy Kosdaq in 2024 through the technology special listing track.

Source: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20230320000629
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Re: South Korean HANBIT-TLV - Alcântara - 19 March 2023
« Reply #15 on: 03/21/2023 07:44 am »
https://twitter.com/innospacecorp/status/1638050141038067712

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Success!! 🚀 SOUTH KOREAN STARTUP’S FIRST TEST FLIGHT of HANBIT-TLV. Congratulations to the team INNOSPACE @innospacecorp!

No information on altitude.
« Last Edit: 03/21/2023 10:49 am by PM3 »
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According to the company, the Hanbit-TLV was also the world’s first launch of a hybrid rocket.
Source: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20230320000629
This claim appears to be incorrect.  In addition to Hyperion sounding rocket, there were AMROC attempts, etc.  Good idea to avoid a "world's first" claim without digging deep into history.

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« Last Edit: 03/21/2023 04:03 pm by edkyle99 »

Also reminded of the 27 September 2018 launch of the Nammo Nucleus rocket, which flew to 107 km under the power of a hybrid motor. So into space.
« Last Edit: 03/22/2023 04:28 am by Jrcraft »
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