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Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - July, 2024
« on: 06/29/2023 07:53 am »
天龙三号大型液体运载火箭计划于2024年5月份首飞
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The Tianlong-3 large liquid launch vehicle is scheduled to make its first flight in May 2024

Kang Yonglai, the founder of Beijing Tianbing Technology Co., Ltd., said that the Tianlong-3 large liquid launch vehicle independently developed by Tianbing Technology is scheduled to make its first flight in May 2024. According to reports, the Tianlong-3 rocket has a diameter of 3.8 meters, a total length of 71 meters, and a total weight of 590 tons. It has a carrying capacity of 17 tons in low-earth orbit. . He pointed out that Tianlong-3, as the first large-scale liquid launch vehicle in the domestic commercial aerospace field, has the characteristics of "high reliability, high performance, low cost, and fast response", and can meet the needs of tens of thousands of domestic Internet communication satellite constellations and thousands of remote sensing satellites. The launch demand of constellations and hundreds of low-orbit navigation satellite constellations will help China's commercial aerospace quickly enter the era of "large-carrier network batch launches" of giant constellations.
The Tianlong-3 maiden will be launched in May 2024.
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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - May, 2024
« Reply #1 on: 06/29/2023 12:42 pm »
天龙三号”火箭计划明年5月首飞
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Tianlong-3 rocket plans to fly for the first time in May next year

At the theme forum, Kang Yonglai also mentioned that the Tianlong-3 large-scale liquid launch vehicle independently developed by Tianbing Technology is scheduled to fly for the first time in May 2024. According to reports, the Tianlong-3 rocket has a diameter of 3.8 meters, a total length of 71 meters, and a total weight of 590 tons. It has a carrying capacity of 17 tons in low-earth orbit. .

He pointed out that Tianlong-3, as the first large-scale liquid launch vehicle in the domestic commercial aerospace field, has the characteristics of "high reliability, high performance, low cost, and fast response", and can meet the needs of tens of thousands of domestic Internet communication satellite constellations and thousands of remote sensing satellites. The launch demand of constellations and hundreds of low-orbit navigation satellite constellations will help China's commercial aerospace quickly enter the era of "large-carrier network batch launches" of giant constellations.

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - May, 2024
« Reply #2 on: 07/04/2023 02:12 am »
北京私人火箭制造商Space Pioneer计划2024年首次发射TL 3运载火箭 向中国商业太空发射市场发力
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Beijing private rocket manufacturer Space Pioneer plans to launch the TL 3 carrier rocket for the first time in 2024, making efforts to China's commercial space launch market

Beijing-based private rocket maker Space Pioneer plans to conduct the first launch of its TL 3 launch vehicle in 2024. The company said it hopes the model will become a mainstay in China's commercial space launch market.

"The development of TL 3 started at the end of 2021. We have completed its design work and started manufacturing some components. The first flight of this model is planned for the first half of 2024 at our own service tower (Jiuquan satellite launch in northwest China) Center),” Kang Yonglai, founder and chairman of Space Pioneer, told China Daily in an exclusive interview.

If the launch is successful, Space Pioneer will schedule two more TL 3 launches in the second half of next year, Kang said, mentioning that if all goes according to plan, his company will launch 12 TL 3s in 2025.

"TL 3 will be able to send spacecraft with a total weight of more than 10 tons into various types of orbits. It is suitable for deploying large satellites or a large number of small satellites on a single mission. The rocket will become a pillar of the country's commercial launch market," Kang said .

According to Space Pioneer, TL 3 will have a height of 71 meters and a diameter of 3.8 meters. With a launch weight of 590 tons and a thrust of 770 tons, the rocket will be able to send satellites weighing a total of 14 tons into a typical daily synchronous orbit at an altitude of 500 kilometers, or spacecraft weighing up to 17 tons into low Earth orbit.

The model will eventually come in two variants - TL 3H and TL 3M. The TL 3H will be 88 meters tall and equipped with two side boosters, powerful enough to put a payload of up to 68 tons into low Earth orbit, or 42 tons into a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. TL 3M is a futuristic concept for a rocket-powered intercontinental space plane.

As the leader of the country's private space sector, Space Pioneer is the only private company in China to reach orbit using a liquid-fueled rocket -- the company's TL 2 rocket made its maiden flight from the Jiuquan launch center in April.

The April mission of TL 2 marked the first time a privately developed liquid-propellant launch vehicle succeeded in its first orbital attempt, enabling powered flight of a vehicle into outer space orbit.

Prior to TL 2, all liquid-propellant rocket types developed by private industry, including SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and China's LandSpace, failed on their first flight attempts.

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - May, 2024
« Reply #3 on: 07/24/2023 04:37 am »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1683331856706727941

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🔥 SPACE-PIONEER recently completed a long duration hot fire test of TH-12 kerolox engine under the flight conditions of Tianlong-3's 1st launch. With all key technologies passing the tests, the rising star will soon start a batch production of 40 engines.
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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June, 2024
« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2023 02:14 am »
天兵科技大型液体运载火箭天龙三号邀您一起见证首飞
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Tianbing Technology’s large liquid launch vehicle Tianlong 3 invites you to witness its first flight

In April this year, Tianbing Technology's Tianlong 2 made a sensational success with its first flight, leading China's commercial rockets to usher in a new era of liquid rockets.

One year later, the Tianlong-3 (TL-3) large liquid launch vehicle, the masterpiece of Tianbing Technology, has made another breakthrough and will challenge for its first flight in June 2024. The Tianlong 3 (TL-3) large liquid launch vehicle is currently one of the largest rockets in China. Its performance is directly comparable to SpaceX's Falcon 9. It can be said to be tailor-made for my country's new satellite Internet infrastructure.

Tianlong 3 (TL-3) has "super hard core" performance. It has a diameter of 3.8m, a take-off mass of 590t, an SSO capacity of 14t, and a LEO capacity of 17t. Using a high-thrust reusable liquid rocket engine, it is the first to achieve domestic one-rocket multi-satellite group shooting capabilities. Within three years after its first flight, it will have a commercial launch capability of more than 30 launches per year, which will meet the needs of low-cost, high-reliability, and high-frequency commercial launches. Launch market demand has become the backbone of my country's new satellite Internet infrastructure.

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June, 2024
« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2023 08:41 am »
I have this one down as targeting 1st stage reuse ...

The first image above has landing legs, and the text talks about a "reusable liquid rocket engine," but I guess we don't know when they plan to start doing landing attempts?

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June, 2024
« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2023 09:08 am »
I have this one down as targeting 1st stage reuse ...

The first image above has landing legs, and the text talks about a "reusable liquid rocket engine," but I guess we don't know when they plan to start doing landing attempts?

--- Tony

I heard that the rocket reuse of this company may take place at the end of 2025 or 2026. But as you know, the punctuality of this kind of plan is often not high, so let's just take it as a joke.

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June 2024
« Reply #7 on: 11/30/2023 04:56 pm »
I publish information in Spanish about space and rockets.
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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June, 2024
« Reply #8 on: 01/24/2024 03:51 am »
天兵科技目标6月首飞是天龙三号、遥二9月发射、遥三11月发射
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The target of Tianbing Science and Technology’s first flight in June is Tianlong-3, Yao-2 in September, and Yao-3 in November.

First flight and future missions:

The first flight batch of the Tianlong-3 rocket's TH-12 engines has successfully completed random inspection and test runs, laying a solid foundation for the first flight in June. The goal in 2024 is to complete the first flight and assemble the Yao-2 and Yao-3 rockets to meet the launch needs of satellite users

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June, 2024
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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - June, 2024
« Reply #10 on: 02/28/2024 12:27 am »
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Zhao Baofeng, deputy general manager of Tianbing Technology Zhangjiagang Intelligent Manufacturing Base: We have started to return to work and work overtime during the Spring Festival to provide a strong guarantee for the progress of our rocket. We completed the final assembly test of the first-stage rocket in April, and then went to Gongyi to conduct a first-stage full system test run. We completed the secondary assembly in May and then headed to Hainan. In July we will complete the first flight of "Dianlong-3". Compared with the "Dianlong 2" rocket, the "Dianlong 3" rocket has 52 breakthrough innovations, 35 of which have never been used by the "national team". The emergence of "Dianlong-3" will enable us to achieve group shooting capabilities of more than 30 stars with one arrow.
Delay to July.

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - July, 2024
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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - July, 2024
« Reply #12 on: 04/02/2024 06:00 am »
天龙二号首飞成功一周年 天龙三号重磅出击蓄势待发
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One-year anniversary of the successful first flight of Tianlong 2 and Tianlong 3 is ready for a major sortie

At present, the development and mass production of the Tianlong-3 large liquid launch vehicle are being accelerated. It is planned that the rocket will complete its first flight in July 2024, and will have more than 30 commercial flights per year within three years after its first flight. Launch capability.

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Re: Maiden - Tianlong-3 - Jiuquan - July, 2024
« Reply #13 on: 04/02/2024 08:46 am »
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