Author Topic: FAILURE: 14 Payloads - Zhuque-2 - Jiuquan - December 14, 2022 (08:30 UTC)  (Read 36098 times)

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A3312/22 NOTAMN
Q) ZLHW/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/3421N09821E023
A) ZLHW B) 2212100822 C) 2212101044
E) A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N3359E09828-N3437E09840-N3442E09814-N3404E09802 BACK TO START.
VERTICAL LIMITS:SFC-UNL.
F) SFC G) UNL

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Satellite imagery confirms Zhuque-2 is now vertical on the pad:
https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1600137230508359680

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CZ2D launch from Taiyuan is moved 2 days earlier, liftoff at ~18:35UTC on DEC.08

12 hours later at ~06:40UTC on DEC.09, first & sea launch of Smart Dragon 3 from the Yellow Sea

1 day later at ~08:30UTC on DEC.10, world's first methane fueled rocket Zhuque-2 from Jiuquan

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1600745151483166720

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The NOTAM that has been suspected to be for the ZQ-2 launch has slipped by 4 days to December 14, same launch time.

A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N3359E09828-N3437E09840-N3442E09814-N3404E09802 BACK TO START.
VERTICAL LIMITS:SFC-UNL.
F) SFC G) UNL
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High resolution satellite imagery of Zhuque-2 on the pad taken 2022-12-09 03:40 UTC
https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1601218717123153920

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Cross-posting on T-1 day:

Interesting. One confirmed payload of #Landspace's ZQ-2 Y1 launch in a couple of days will be the Smart Satellite-1B (智星一号B星). This was shown on an infographic at CCAF2022 this week. Beijing Smart Satellite plans to establish a constellation of 12 commercial SAR satellites.

https://twitter.com/DongFangHour/status/1601339731635470336
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Looks like they are pressing on as this air-route directly on the possible launch path is going to close too:

A3384/22 NOTAMN
Q) ZLHW/QARLC/IV/NBO/E/000/999/
A) ZLHW B) 2212140820 C) 2212141050
E) SEGMENT MEPEP - LUVAR OF ATS RTE Y2 CLSD.
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The tweet with the picture was deleted, not sure what that means. Not sure what's their source too, but who knows... Maybe it's in the air.

https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1602944564674772992


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It is said problem occurred after the fairing separation

https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1602950958463340544
« Last Edit: 12/14/2022 08:01 am by Closer to Space »

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« Last Edit: 12/14/2022 08:18 am by eeergo »
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A few rumors that a lower than planned orbit was achieved. Still waiting any official news about the launch.

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Video appears to show nominal flight up until at least around T+5min (assuming a liftoff time of 16:30:25), with good data links, fairing separated and firing second stage.
https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1602969150866874369
« Last Edit: 12/14/2022 09:29 am by eeergo »
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https://twitter.com/aj_fi/status/1602975302501662720

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Looks like Zhuque-2 second stage failed to reach orbital velocity. Satellites lost. Similar to Zhuque-1 launch four years ago.

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Sad news: Blue Arrow Aerospace, a private enterprise in my country, organized the first flight mission of the Suzaku-2 carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The rocket flight was abnormal and the launch mission failed.
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https://twitter.com/cnsawatcher/status/1602974258212241409

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Launch of Zhuque 2 - world’s first orbital launch attempt of LOX/LCH4 rocket from LandSpace(蓝箭航天). Anomaly likely occurred in 2nd/upper stage, but there could be slight chance that it entered lower-than-intended orbit. Waiting for official announcement.buff.ly/3Bz0uFZ

« Last Edit: 12/14/2022 09:42 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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https://twitter.com/aj_fi/status/1602975302501662720

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Looks like Zhuque-2 second stage failed to reach orbital velocity. Satellites lost. Similar to Zhuque-1 launch four years ago.

twitter.com/rational314159/status/1602973268058963968

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Sad news: Blue Arrow Aerospace, a private enterprise in my country, organized the first flight mission of the Suzaku-2 carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The rocket flight was abnormal and the launch mission failed.

Looks like it was as the earlier rumor reported - the flight was nominal till 2nd stage main engine shutdown (T+ ~5 minutes) at just over 5 km/s, but the verniers shut down as well when they should continue to burn for at least 7 more minutes. That would be at least 2 km/s short of orbit.

The graphs on the upper right are, from upper left clockwise: 2nd stage main engine thrust chamber LOX inlet pressure, 2nd stage main engine turbine speed, 2nd stage vernier engine turbine speed.
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Looks like Zhuque-2 second stage failed to reach orbital velocity. Satellites lost. Similar to Zhuque-1 launch four years ago.

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Sad news: Blue Arrow Aerospace, a private enterprise in my country, organized the first flight mission of the Suzaku-2 carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The rocket flight was abnormal and the launch mission failed.

Seems like a TQ-11 vernier failure (that are supposed to provide the last 2 km/s) after SECO, so well short of orbit - close but no cigar. Impact off Burma's coast into the Indian Ocean from the graphs.

First successful FIRST STAGE methalox orbital-class launcher, but not yet orbital-proven.

Notably those vernier engines are supposed to go away:
https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1574744883213967360
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BREAKING: LANDSPACE's ZHUQUE-2 failed to deliver payloads to orbit in its maiden launch.

What we know at this point

✅liftoff happened at ~08:30 UTC.
✅1st/2nd stage separation
✅2nd stage engine ignition

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1602972898607579137

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