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Maiden Flight

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Unknown Pad Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.

Kuaizhou-11

Family: Kuaizhou
Configuration:

The Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11), is a planned Chinese commercial launch vehicle. Reportedly, the payload is about 1000 kg for low earth orbit and 700 kg for a sun-synchronous orbit. The three stage rocket is possibly based on the DF-31 missile. It consists of three solid-fueled stages. The principal diameter is 2.2 m and the launch weight is 78 tons. the first stage features four grid rudders. The vehicle is launched from a launch truck.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
  • Diameter
    2.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    78 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Kuaizhou-11
  • Family
    Kuaizhou
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Kuaizhou-11
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    700 kg

ExPace

ExPace

(EP)

CEO: Zhang Di Founded: 2016 Successes: 12 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

ExPace is a Chinese space rocket company based in Wuhan, Hubei, China. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of missileer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), a Chinese state-owned company, and serves as its commercial rocket division. ExPace is focused on small satellite launchers to low Earth orbit.

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