Taiwans own rocket, flying rat one, stopped launching because of strong winds and bad weather

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 Taiwans own rocket, flying rat one, stopped launching because of strong winds and bad weather


Taiwans advanced space technology company originally planned to test launch its own rocket at Nantian tribe, Daren Township, Taitung County, in the early morning of February 13. The launch time is from 6 to 7 a.m. and the flight altitude is expected to be 250 kilometers, the report said.

However, after 6:00 a.m. on February 13, the rain continued. Engineers put balloons every 15 minutes to measure the wind direction and speed, but they could not reach the best condition. At 6:56 p.m., they ignited, but no rocket was launched. The control center announced the termination of the test launch.

(function(){(window.slotbydup=window.slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_5811557,async:true});})(); Chen Yansheng, the chairman of space technology company, said that because of the bad weather, it rained all night, many balloons broke before they reached the fixed point, the wind cut too strong, especially the high air speed, so he finally decided not to launch the ignition, completed the whole program to see if the safety mechanism has started, everything is normal, and also got a lot of data, which can be more accurate in the future. According to the report, it is expected to launch again between one and a half months and two months. Previously, according to the report of Taiwans Central News Agency on December 26, 2019, the promotion of space technology company plans to build a rocket launch base in Nantian tribe. It was originally expected to launch the exploration rocket flying rat 1 on December 27 last year, but it was postponed due to many doubts of local villagers. At that time, Chen said that if Nantian base is successfully completed, it will be able to launch rockets twice a week. According to Taiwan media, Chen used to work for NASA. In 2005, he left the United States and entered the rocket R & D team of Taiwan Space Center, hoping to promote the R & D of commercial launch vehicles. Source: surging news editor: Li Xi, nn2587

Chen Yansheng, the chairman of space technology company, said that because of the bad weather, it rained all night, many balloons broke before they reached the fixed point, the wind cut too strong, especially the high air speed, so he finally decided not to launch the ignition, completed the whole program to see if the safety mechanism has started, everything is normal, and also got a lot of data, which can be more accurate in the future. According to the report, it is expected to launch again between one and a half months and two months.

Previously, according to the report of Taiwans Central News Agency on December 26, 2019, the promotion of space technology company plans to build a rocket launch base in Nantian tribe. It was originally expected to launch the exploration rocket flying rat 1 on December 27 last year, but it was postponed due to many doubts of local villagers. At that time, Chen said that if Nantian base is successfully completed, it will be able to launch rockets twice a week.

According to Taiwan media, Chen used to work for NASA. In 2005, he left the United States and entered the rocket R & D team of Taiwan Space Center, hoping to promote the R & D of commercial launch vehicles.