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Hapith

Hapith-1 [TiSpace]

Hapith-5 [TiSpace]

The Taiwanese Hapith rockets are being developed by the private company TiSpace to create a small low cost orbital launch vehicle powered by hybrid motors.

Hapith is powered by clusters of composite-case hybrid motors using N2O as oxidiser and high energy SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) solid grain fuel. Stage 1 features a cluster of 5 motors, while stage 2 uses 4 motors and stage 3 a single motor.

The maiden flight of the 2 stage Hapith-1 suborbital prototype is planned for late December 2019. The maiden orbital flight of the three stage Hapith-5 rocket is planned for April 2020.

The initial launches will be conducted from a site in southern Taiwan in the the Namten area, Taitung County. As this site does not allow flights into sun-sysnchronous orbit, TiSpace is looking for a launch site in Scandinavia or Australia.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Hapith-1 ? hybrid motors ? hybrid motors -
Hapith-5 5 × Lelien-1C 4 × Lelien-1B Lelien-1A
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Hapith-5 390 350 - - - -
Nr  TypeNr     Vehicle           Date        LS       Suc   Payload     

none


Planned:

 1     1       Hapith-1          xx.xx.2020  Ttg     *      R&D
 2     1       Hapith-5          xx.04.2020  Ttg            ?


Launch sites:

Ttg = ?, Taitung County, Taiwan Taiwan