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Tianlong-2 – Space Pioneer

Tianlong-2 – Space Pioneer

  • Length: 32.8 m
  • Diameter: 3.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 150 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2000 kg

The Tianlong-2, manufactured by Space Pioneer established in 2015, undertook its inaugural launch on 04/02/2023. Notably, Tianlong-2 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 1 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

Tianlong-2 is a medium-sized, 3 stage rocket powered by RP-1 and liquid oxygen, with payload capability of 2 tonnes to LEO and 1.5 tonnes to SSO.

Tianlong-2 has a liftoff weight of 150 tonnes, liftoff thrust of 190 tonnes and initially uses 3 YF-102 expander cycle RP-1/LOX engines on the first stage each with a thrust of 63.3 metric tonnes. The second stage uses 1 TH-11 staged combustion RP-1/LOX with a thrust of 30.6 metric tonnes. 7 TH-11 engines will be used for the 1st stage of subsequent vehicles. The third stage uses 1 TH-31 NTO/MMH hypergolic fuel engine with 3000 N thrust and 8 x 150 N RCS thrusters.

The Tianlong-2 is the first Chinese RP-1-fueled private orbital rocket to attempt an orbital flight.

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