The number of Chinese rocket launches this year is expected to once again top the world

Beyond the United States and Russia, the number of Chinese rocket launches this year is expected to once again top the world. Rocket launches into orbit in 2019, 29 of which have successfully put satellites into orbit.

According to the calculation of the rocket’s upper-level manufacturing countries, Russia has successfully completed 22 launch missions and the United States has completed 19 launch missions, with a success rate of 100%. India, New Zealand, and Europe each completed 6 times, of which one of the 6 missions in Europe failed. In addition, Japan successfully entered the orbit twice, and Iran’s two launch attempts ended in failure.

On January 11, China Aerospace launched its first launch in 2019. At 1.11 on January 11, China successfully launched the “Zhongxing 2D” satellite into the orbit with the Long March III B carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. This is the 298th flight of the Long March series carrier rocket.

China Aerospace’s first launch in 2019 achieved a great start.

At present, the Long March series of launch vehicles under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd. has performed 23 launch missions, and its “Dragon Series” launch vehicle Jielong-1 successfully flew for the first time and entered commercial aerospace. China’s Aerospace Science and Industry Group Co., Ltd.’s No. 1 A launch vehicle carried out 5 launch missions. Two other private rockets challenged launch into orbit.

Chinese rockets have mastered the “new posture” this year. At 12: 6 on June 5th, China used the Long March 11 sea-launched launch vehicle in the Yellow Sea to successfully send the technical test satellite Catch No. 1 A and B stars and five commercial satellites into predetermined orbits. The test was successful. This is the first time that China has carried out a launch vehicle launch technology test at sea.

For the first time, China has carried out a test of launch vehicle launch technology at sea.

The speed boat rocket set a new record for “fast”, and the speed boat No. 1 was “double arrows in one day”. Within six hours on December 7, China used the two fast-boat No. 1A solid carrier rockets at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center to send one and six satellites into predetermined orbits in succession.

The “national team” entered commercial aerospace, and private aerospace forces were exposed. At 13:00 on July 25th, Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd. Hyperbolic No. 1 Yaoyi (SQX-1 Y1) small solid carrier rocket was ignited at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, and 2 satellites, 3 Each payload was accurately sent into the planned 300 km circular orbit, becoming China’s first private rocket launched into orbit.

Another rocket private enterprise, Zero One Space Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd., challenged its launch into orbit in March this year. The rocket attitude diverged due to the failure of the speed gyro on the arrow and the launch failed.

Of China’s 31 launches, two failed. Except for the One-One Space, on the morning of May 23, China launched a remote sensing 33 satellite with a Long March 4C carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. It is judged that the rocket III and the satellite debris have fallen, and the satellite launch failed.

In 2018, China finally completed 39 space launches, surpassing the United States for the first time to become the country with the largest annual number of space launches in the world. Less than 20 days from the end of 2019. Next, at least one “battle” was carried on the No. 1 carrier rocket. China’s first private 5G low-orbit broadband satellite with a communication capacity of 10Gbps has officially left the factory. It is expected to be launched at the end of December with a fast boat No. 1A rocket.

The much-watched Long March 5 Yaosan carrier rocket arrived safely at Qinglan Port, Wenchang, Hainan on October 27. After the rocket has completed a series of assembly and testing work, it will choose to carry out launch missions at the China Wenchang Space Launch Site.

Yuanwang 22 rocket carrier used to transport the Long March 5 carrier rocket.

From November 16th to 17th, Wu Yansheng, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, inspected and guided the Long March 5 Yao-3 launch vehicle and practiced the 20 satellite during the Wenchang Space Launch Site of China. The successful launch of the No. 20 satellite mission is currently the largest politics of the group company and encourages all test team members to strengthen their confidence and win their best efforts to ensure success.

The Long March 5 is the most active rocket in China with a diameter of 5 meters, a maximum height of more than 60 meters, a weight of 865 tons, and a take-off thrust of more than 1,100 tons. The Long March V has heavy responsibilities on its shoulders. It will be responsible for a series of major space launch missions in China, including the Manned Space Station, the Change 5 Lunar Probe, and the Mars Probe.

It is worth noting that Space Launch Report data show that this year’s SpaceX Falcon 9 and 10 Jie, and Falcon Heavy 2 and 2 Jie. SpaceX’s 42,000 satellites are currently queuing up to the sky. After 120 satellites are thrown into space, SpaceX’s third batch of 60 satellites is scheduled to launch at the end of this month.

By the end of 2020, SpaceX plans to complete 24 satellite launches. From next year, SpaceX will launch 60 satellites every 2-3 weeks. If no accidents are planned, the number of U.S. rocket launches next year will increase from this year.

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