LandSpace (Chinese: 蓝箭; pinyin: Lán Jiàn; literally: "Blue Arrow") or Landspace Technology Corporation (Chinese: 蓝箭空间科技; pinyin: Lán Jiàn Kōngjiān Kējì; literally: "Blue Arrow Space Technology") is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing. It was founded by Tsinghua University, in 2015. In January 2017, became the first private Chinese commercial spacelaunch company to sign a launch contract with a foreign customer, when it formed a partnership with the Danish firm GOMSpace.
Zhuque-1 (朱雀一號), also called LandSpace-1, is a 19-meter-tall, three-stage solid-propellant rocket. Its maiden flight is scheduled for the end of 2018, carrying a satellite for China Central Television. Zhuque-1 has a takeoff mass of 27 metric tons and a thrust of 45 tons, and is able to carry 300 kg of payload into a 300 km low Earth orbit. The rocket is likely to launch from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site.
LandSpace is also developing liquid-fuelled rockets, in addition to the solid-fuelled ones. Zhuque-2 (ZQ-2) is a medium-sized rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane capable of lifting 4,000 kg of payload into a 200km low Earth orbit, or 2,000 kg of payload into a 500km Sun-synchronous orbit. The rocket is planned to be launched in 2020.
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