China's commercial aerospace firm fails with rapid-response rocket launch

Hyperbola-1 vehicle suffered 'anomaly' and was lost


May 13, 2022 At 15:09 Beijing (07:09 UTC) May 13, the Chinese private commercial rocket Hyperbola-1 was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The launch suffered an “anomaly” in the trajectory and the official media claims, “the launch mission failed. The specific reasons are under further analysis and investigation.” The rocket is believed to be carrying the Jilin-1 Maofeng-01A-R satellite.


The Hyperbola-1/双曲线一号 is a small solid-propellant rocket developed by Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese private aerospace company. solid stage setup. Complemented by a liquid-thrust attitude control engine, its launch price is 5 million US dollars (about 35 million yuan). The first suborbital launch was successfully completed on April 5, 2018 and the first orbital flight was successfully made on July 25, 2019. The latter was the first successful launch of a satellite into orbit by a Chinese private aerospace company. .

Their listed capabilities are:

For payload in SSO (500 km), 300 kg in SSO (700 km), 225 kg in LEO (300 km), 300 kg

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