The commercial aerospace technology company Galaxy Power announced that it has successfully organized and completed the acceptance test of the Ceres-1 commercial rocket transfer launch vehicle. The launch vehicle has met the requirements and is ready for delivery.
According to reports, with the rapid growth of my country's space launch demand in recent years, the number of space launches in my country has ushered in a blowout increase. The preparation time and operation cycle of rocket launches have become serious constraints affecting the increase in the frequency of space transportation. Low-cost, high-reliability, and rapidly deployable ground launch support systems have become an important development trend.
Galaxy Power said that the Ceres-1 commercial rocket transfer launch vehicle has functions such as better ambient temperature control, maneuvering transfer transportation, and rapid erection launch, which can further reduce the pre-launch support requirements in the launch area, and reduce the launch preparation time from 4 hours. Substantially compressed to 1 hour.
The Ceres-1 carrier rocket is a four-stage light commercial launch vehicle independently developed by Galaxy Power Aerospace. The first, second, and third stages use solid power, and the fourth stage uses integrated liquid power for orbit control and attitude control. The rocket has a diameter of 1.4 meters, a total length of about 20 meters, a take-off weight of about 33 tons, and a maximum capacity of 300 kilograms in a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit.
On August 9 this year, Galaxy Power successfully launched the Ceres-1 (Yao-3) and Xingguang Yicai carrier rockets from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, and successfully sent Taijing-1 02 satellites, Ping An-3 satellites, and Donghai-1 satellites. into a 500km sun-synchronous orbit. This is also the third flight of the Ceres-1 launch vehicle.