Space Pioneer Demo Flight

Space Pioneer Demo Flight

Tianlong-3 JUL TBD 2024

The Mission of Space Pioneer is to pursue new breakthroughs in technology and performance, to select a technological path based on the needs of the commercial market to improve launch efficiency and reduce launch costs.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameSpace Pioneer Demo Flight
Launch SiteCommercial LC-2, Wenchang Space Launch Site, China
Launch VehicleTianlong-3
AgencyBeijing Tianbing Technology
Launch DateJUL TBD 2024

Space Pioneer is a Chinese aerospace company developing reusable orbital rocket technology—both launch vehicles and liquid rocket engines to access the market for low-cost space launch services. The company is aiming to meet launch requirements for both the Chinese national satellite internet project and also the CNSA solicitation for resupply of the Tiangong space station. Tianlong-3 is a two-stage kerolox launch vehicle with a reusable first stage that is currently under development. It is designed to lift about 17t to LEO and 14t to 500km SSO, comparable to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle. As of November 2023, the first launch is scheduled for June 2024, with two more launches planned before the end of 2024.

Launch Vehicle - Tianlong-3

Rocket Height71 m (233 ft)
Diameter3.8 m (12 ft)
Mass590 t (1300000 lbs)
Stages2
Payload To LEO17 t (37000 lbs)
Payload To SSO14 t (31000 lbs)
PropellantLOX / RP-1