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Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« on: 08/31/2022 10:33 am »
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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #1 on: 08/31/2022 02:10 pm »
Here comes the hot fire video. The most powerful motor built in China, to be launched by ORIENSPACE in 2023. The test also featured the 40kW electrical vector thrust control system.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1564973982184402944

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #2 on: 08/31/2022 02:11 pm »
BANG! In case you need a more powerful solid rocket, ORIENSPACE tested the core stage motor of GRAVITATION-1 (YL-1) on Aug. 31. The motor is 2.65m in diameter and has thrust of 255t, higher than ZK1A which has made maiden launch one month ago.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1564971025271427073

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #3 on: 09/16/2022 02:59 pm »
Two weeks later, ORIENSPACE test fired the solid strap-on booster motor, which produces 150t thrust at liftoff..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1570767024300912640

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #4 on: 11/22/2022 02:47 pm »
ORIENSPACE released the launch plan of their solid rocket Gravitation-1:

Two rideshare launches in 4th quarter of 2023 and 1st quarter of 2024 respectively
10 constellation launches in 2024~2025

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1595064779600670720

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #5 on: 01/20/2023 10:35 am »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1616397432862146562

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ORIENSPACE's goals of orbital launches:
2023 Gravitation-1
2025 Gravitation-2
2030 Gravitation-3

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #6 on: 07/25/2023 04:33 am »
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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

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1683693773430345730

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700N engine

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #7 on: 07/26/2023 09:37 am »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1684133718158618624

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ORIENSPACE has also completed static mechanical testing of various parts of the Gravitation-1 solid rocket mp.weixin.qq.com/s/AoxVrMQqXaAk

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #8 on: 07/29/2023 02:11 am »
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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #9 on: 07/29/2023 06:03 am »
twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1685113293667524608

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👀 This is a cool hot test. ORIENSPACE completed two booster separation tests of Gravitation-1

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1685170798049611776

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Each strap-on motor measures ~10m tall and 2.65m wide and provides 155t thrust at liftoff.
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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #10 on: 07/30/2023 04:46 am »

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 launcher
« Reply #11 on: 08/02/2023 05:37 am »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1686543689219215360

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ORIENSPACE completed a vibration test of an interstage
mp.weixin.qq.com/s/jPPpFbfdITfc

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #12 on: 08/07/2023 09:30 am »
twitter.com/aj_fi/status/1688452627363774464

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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.

https://twitter.com/aj_fi/status/1688453556045574144

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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.

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #13 on: 09/13/2023 03:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1701981327971787041

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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

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #14 on: 09/14/2023 05:05 am »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1702007253317075426

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📸 Video of ORIENSPACE's hot test of Gravity-1's upper stage attitude control system

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #15 on: 09/16/2023 06:21 am »
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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

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #16 on: 11/15/2023 08:30 am »
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"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

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #17 on: 11/17/2023 10:39 am »
https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1725446691804115374

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Gravity-1 / Orien Space. Plan to launch from sea platform next month. via Orien Space Wechat official account

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #18 on: 11/22/2023 01:42 pm »
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ORIENSPACE completed payload fairing separation test ahead of the maiden launch of GRAVITY-1 planned for December
The fairings stand 9.345m tall and 4.2m wide. It's the biggest of any commercial rocket in China

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1727335839167090816

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Re: Orienspace Gravity-1 & 2 launchers
« Reply #19 on: 12/06/2023 08:38 pm »
https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1732382717873176958

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Gravity- 1 Y1 finished assembly. target to launch in this month

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