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Xingyun VDES

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Communications

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Area 95A Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Test satellite for CASIC's own Xingyun Low Earth Orbit communication satellite constellation, with a VHF Data Exchange System payload for maritime traffic operation uses.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 7, 2022, 2:25 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 6, 2022, 4:52 a.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs; launch vehicle and payload very uncertain.


Kuaizhou-11

Family:
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
  • 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: 23 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

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.

WIKI

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Area 95A


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