Trending

Stories

StarCraft Glory’s Launch Marks First Successful Rocket Launch by a Chinese Company

Tidio Live Chat Software - Add Tidio live chat software to your website in minutes. Contact visitors and turn them into happy customers. Enhance their experience and boost your sales. Get it for Free

WP Rocket - WordPress Caching Plugin

Must Read

Bhaswati Sarkar
Bhaswati Sarkar
She is a feminist pursuing a M.A. degree. She likes to lose herself in music and daydreams quite often. Travelling excites her and photography is her passion- nature is her favorite subject. Writing is cathartic for her. A happy-go-lucky kind of person, she tries to remain calm and serene through daily life.

StarCraft Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. successfully launched its ‘Curve One’ rocket onboard the “SQX-1 Y1” launch vehicle at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China, on July 25 at 13:00 Beijing time, and delivered its the satellites and payloads to the scheduled 300-kilometer orbit with efficient accuracy.

The “SQX-1 Y1” launch vehicle is a four-stage solid-state commercial launch vehicle with the vertical thermal launch, having a maximum diameter of 1.4 meters, a total length of 20.8 meters, a take-off mass of 31 tons, a take-off thrust of 58.6 tons, and a carrying capacity of 300 kilograms in low earth orbit.

Also Read

The launch vehicle carried two satellites, one from Aerospace Science and Technology Space Engineering Development Co., Ltd. and the other from Beijing Institute of Technology, along with three final sub-loads and two commercial counterweights.

The private company StarCraft Glory, which was established in 2016 and became officially operational in 2017, provides launch vehicle development and launch service solutions, and states its a goal as building a “high quality, low cost, fast response” commercial launch vehicle.

Elegant Themes - The most popular WordPress theme in the world and the ultimate WordPress Page Builder. Get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Get it for Free

The company has attempted to launch several rockets over the past couple of years, with its ‘Double Curve One S’ suborbital rocket with a flying height of 108 kilometers that was launched in April 2018, and its ‘Star Treasure hyperbolic 1Z’ suborbital rocket with three cubic stars in September 2018.

Numerous other private rocket companies of China have attempted to launch satellites before today. Still, StarCraft Glory’s launch of its ‘Curve One’ rocket is the first time any of China’s private rocket company has successfully executed the operation.

The reason why solid fuel has been used in place of liquid fuels in rockets

Solid-state launch vehicles, such as StarCraft Glory’s “SQX-1 Y1” launch vehicle, have utilized solid propellants instead of liquid propellants for the launch.

Generally, liquid propellants offer better performance as compared to their solid counterparts, because they are easy to prepare, have large specific combustion, strong thrust, and good durability.

Liquid propellants are stored in the rocket’s oxidizer tank and fuel tank. During operation, they are channeled to the engine’s combustion chamber by the conveying system.

Solid propellants, by contrast, are stored in the combustion chamber of the engine without the need of a tank and a conveying system, which offers ease of storage and launch.

The disadvantages of liquid rocket engines lie in the difficulty of fuel filling and storage, high technical requirements, and high usage risk due to high volatility and toxicity. Moreover, they are very large and thus difficult to transfer and maneuver.

Solid propellants used in rocket engines are relatively easier to manufacture, store and transfer, and can be stored for longer periods of time, a decade or even more. They have almost no volatility and airborne toxicity which vouches for the safety of use.

However, rockets using solid propellants face a disadvantage with their smaller combustion ratio, shorter combustion duration, and limited use.

Companies are opting for using solid propellants in their initial space launches because of the relatively shorter development cycle of solid rockets and better reliability than solid fuel provides as compared to liquid fuel.

iThemes WordPress Hosting

Stay updated

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an update on the latest tech, gaming, startup, how to guide, deals and more.

Latest

Stories

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest

Grow Your Business

Place your brand in front of tech-savvy audience. Partner with us to build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

- Advertisement -

Grow Your Business

Get these business solutions, tools and services to help your business grow.
Elementor

Elementor -Join 5,000,000+ Professionals Who Build Better Sites With Elementor. Build your website with 100% visual design that loads faster and speeds up the process of building them.

WP Rocket

WP Rocket - Speed up your website with the most powerful caching plugin in the world. The website speed increase means better SEO ranking, user experience, and conversation. It’s a fact that Google loves a fast site.

Kinsta

Kinsta - If you are looking for WordPress managed hosting, Kinsta is in the leading front. Kinsta provides WordPress hosting for a small or large business that helps take care of all your needs regarding your website with cutting-edge technology.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster - Instantly boost leads and grow revenue with the #1 most powerful conversion optimization toolkit in the world. 700,000+ websites are using OptinMonster to turn their traffic into leads, subscribers, and sales.

Related

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Microsoft’s Teams Get OpenAI-Based Features WhatsApp New Feature that Allows Users to Create Calling Shortcuts Instagram Working On Twitter-like Paid Verification Feature OnePlus Ace 2 Specs Exposed Online Realme GT Neo 5 Full Specs Revealed  Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: The New Android King Twitter To End Free API February 9 MLS Season Pass Now Available On Apple TV App Tesla To Increase Giga Shanghai EV Production to 20,000 Weekly  OpenAI Releases Tool To Detect AI-generated Text
Tesla Records Double Net Profit in 2022 India to Produce Upcoming iPhones: Trade Minister Japanese Professor Developed A Power Semiconductor made of Diamond Google Releases New Product for India’s Merchants Indian EV Startup Unveil Two AutoBalancing Electric Scooters OPPO Find X6 Pro Images Render via Weibo Sony Develops New Tech to Reduce Noise of Image Sensors Tesla’s S & Y Models Earn Best-in-Class Cars of 2022