Chongqing Liangjiang Star, pe scurt OS-XO, prima racheta privata chineza, isi incepe aventura spatiala

Compania chineza OneSpace, a lansat joi 17 mai, din nord-vestul tarii, la granita cu Mongolia, prima sa racheta Chongqing Liangjiang Star (cunoscuta si ca OS-XO).
Acesta a fost un zbor de test, suborbital, racheta de 7.2 tone si 9 m lungime, propulsata de un motor de 350 kN, ridicandu-se la aproximativ 38 de km altitudine. Dupa 306 secunde, racheta s-a prabusit la 273 de km distanta de rampa de lansare. La bord s-a aflat un experiment pentru Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute ce apartine de Aviation Industry Corp of China. Momentan vorbim de un lansator mic, pe baza de combustibil solid, care vrea sa treaca in scurt timp de pragul orbital si sa realizeze pana la sfarsitul anului viitor, in configuratia OS-X, pana la 10 zboruri. Capacitatea sa de transport va fi limitata la 10... [Read more]
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