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Private space launch company Deep Blue Aerospace completed inter-stage separation reverse thrust device performance verification test in May 2024
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Private launch company Galactic Energy Ceres-1 rocket next sea launch confirmed
Launch date: 25 May 2025
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Chinese commercial launch company CAS Space says they're developing this
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CAS Space Kinetica-3 is a heavy lift launcher with a payload capacity of 40t to LEO.
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Chinese commercial launch company CAS Space says they're developing this View attachment 253654Seriously?

CAS Space Kinetica-3 is a heavy lift launcher with a payload capacity of 40t to LEO.
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Another liquid rocket Kinetica-2 first launch is planned for June 2025.

CAS Space Kinetica-2 is a LOX/RP-1 LOX/RP-1 fueled rocket with payload capacity of 12t to LEO.
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Deep Blue Aerospace secures fresh funding ahead of first orbital launch

Andrew Jones May 28, 2024

HELSINKI — Chinese rocket company Deep Blue Aerospace has secured new funding for its reusable rocket plans, with its first launch set for later this year.

The company recently completed B and B1 funding rounds that raised hundreds of millions of yuan (tens of millions of dollars). This will inject “strong momentum into the development of reusable rockets,” the company said in a statement.

Deep Blue Aerospace plans to launch its first Nebula-1 rocket from a new commercial spaceport at Wenchang, Hainan island, before the end of the year. It will also attempt to land the rocket’s first stage, using retropropulsion and landing legs. It is likely to be China’s first attempt at launching and landing an orbital rocket.

The company performed a successful kilometer-level rocket launch and landing test in May 2022. It is currently working towards a vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) test with the first stage of the Nebula-1 before the end of June.

The Nebula-1 is a two-stage, 3.35-meter-diameter launcher. The kerosene-liquid oxygen-fueled rocket will use nine variable thrust, 3D-printed Thunder-R1 engines on its first stage, and a single engine on the second. It will be capable of carrying 2,000 kilograms to low Earth orbit (LEO) while an improved version will be able to lift 8,000 kilograms to LEO.

Deep Blue Aerospace is also working on a larger Nebula-2 rocket. That will be capable of sending 20,000 kilograms of payload to LEO.


Name: Nebula-1
Fuel: LOX/RP-1
Launch Capacity: 2t to LEO
Launch Date: Dec 2024
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