i-Space (Chinese company)
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i-Space (Chinese: 星际荣耀; pinyin; xīngjì róngyào; literally: "Interstellar Glory"), also known as Space Honor or Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Ltd. is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing and founded in October 2016. As of August 2018, i-Space has successfully launched the Hyperbola-1S rocket into space twice on a suborbital flight.
The Hyperbola-1S, also called SQX-1Z, is a single stage, solid-fueled test rocket. The rocket is 8.4 meters (28 ft) long, with a diameter of 1 meter (3 ft 3 in) and weighs 4.6 tonnes (10,000 lb).
Its first sub-orbital test flight took place in April 2018. Its second flight was a commercial sub-orbital flight launched on 5 September 2018 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. The sub-orbital flight reached an altitude of 108 kilometres (67 mi) and a peak velocity of over 1,200 metres per second (3,900 ft/s). It carried payloads from private Chinese satellite companies ZeroG Labs and ADA-space. The rocket delivered three CubeSat satellites that subsequently parachuted back to Earth.
- OneSpace, a Chinese company competitor
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