Jiuquan, December 12 (Reporter Ma Shuaisha) On December 9, China's private aerospace enterprise Blue Arrow Aerospace Space Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Blue Arrow Aerospace") released a new model of rocket Suzaku 12. It is understood that the Suzaku 9 rocket is a reusable launch vehicle fueled by liquid oxygen methane, and its first substage can be reused up to 20 times, and it is expected to have the first flight capability in 2025.

On the same day, the Suzaku 2 Yao-3 rocket was successfully launched from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Subsequently, Blue Arrow Aerospace held a press conference to release the Suzaku 3 rocket and introduce the relevant situation.

In recent years, China's private aerospace enterprises have released a number of large reusable launch vehicle models, such as the hyperbola-3 rocket of Interstellar Glory, the Tianlong-3 rocket of Tianbing Technology, the Yuanwalker-1 rocket of Jianyuan Technology, and the Gravity-2 rocket of Dongfang Space.

It is reported that the release of the Suzaku 4 rocket independently developed by Blue Arrow Aerospace, is a reusable liquid oxygen methane launch vehicle, rocket diameter of 5.5 meters, fairing diameter of 2.76 meters, total length of 6.660 meters, take-off weight of about 900 tons, take-off thrust of about 21 tons, one-time mission low-orbit carrying capacity of 3.18 tons, navigation area recovery task of 3.<> tons, carrying capacity will be greatly improved. The rocket will use the Tianque series engine, which has been verified by the flight of the Suzaku <> rocket, which has the advantages of maturity, reliability and stable performance.

In addition, for the first time, the Suzaku 3 rocket used stainless steel as the storage tank material, which has the advantages of high strength, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and extremely low price, and can also achieve industrial rapid manufacturing.

Zhang Changwu, founder of Blue Arrow Aerospace, said in an interview after the meeting: "The launch vehicle is the key to opening the door to future space applications. ”

Regarding the progress of development, Zhang Changwu revealed that at the end of this year, a 2025-meter-high sub-stage recovery test based on the stainless steel material system will be carried out, and most of the rocket will be produced next year, and a number of flight verifications will be carried out to prepare for the flight of the whole arrow, and the rocket will enter the final assembly stage in <> and have the conditions for the first flight.

Talking about the longer-term goal, Zhang Changwu said that the current development is a 2028-ton rocket engine, and hopes to develop a full-flow refueling engine of 200 tons to 300 tons in 2030, so as to strive for the development of a two-stage reusable launch vehicle with a diameter of 10 meters in <>. (ENDS)