Flight 3

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Area 130 Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carries 5 Earth and spatial observation satellites manufactured by MINOSPACE; details TBD: * Taijing-1-03 * Taijing-2-02 * Taijing-2-04 * Taijing-3-02 * Taijing-4-03

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 23, 2024, 4:29 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 19, 2024, 1:17 a.m.

Updated launch window per new NOTAMs.


Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 19, 2024, 12:56 a.m.

Confirmed launch vehicle identity and date per launch service provider.


Kinetica 1

Family: Kinetica
Configuration:

Kinetica 1 (also known as Lijian-1, Chinese: 力箭一号) is a Chinese solid-propellant light launch vehicle. It is capable of placing about 2 tons into low earth orbit and 1.5 tons into sun-synchronous orbit. It is developed by CAS Space, a subsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Kinetica 1 is a light launcher whose first stage seems to be derived from the DF-31 long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. It is 30 m high and has a diameter of 2.65 m, with a liftoff mass of 135 t. It's the largest Chinese solid propellant launcher to date, with four stages with a thrust of 200, 100, 50 and 10 tons respectively. The fairing has a diameter of 3.35 meters.

See Kinetica Details
Specifications
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    30.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    135 T
  • Thrust
    1961 kN
Family
  • Name
    Kinetica 1
  • Family
    Kinetica
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Kinetica 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 kg

CAS Space

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Founded: 2018 Successes: 3 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

CAS Space is a spin-off company from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) that is operating and plans to operate various launch vehicles of the Zhongke series.

INFO WIKI

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Area 130


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