Chuangxin-16

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Unknown Pad Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

2 satellites of unknown purposes built by Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Aug. 23, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Aug. 22, 2022, 2:24 a.m.

24 hours slip per NOTAMs


Cosmic_Penguin • Aug. 18, 2022, 6:22 a.m.

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


Kuaizhou

Family: Kuaizhou
Configuration: 1A

Kuaizhou is a family of Chinese "quick-reaction" orbital launch vehicles. Flying since 2013, Kuaizhou 1 and 1A consist of three solid-fueled rocket stages, with a liquid-fueled fourth stage as part of the satellite system.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    19.4 m
  • Diameter
    1.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    30 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Kuaizhou
  • Family
    Kuaizhou
  • Variant
    1A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Kuaizhou-1A
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    300 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    250 kg

ExPace

ExPace

(EP)

CEO: Zhang Di Founded: 2016 Successes: 16 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.

WIKI

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Unknown Pad


Firefly Alpha
Success
7 hours, 23 minutes ago
FLTA002 (To The Black)
Space Launch Complex 2W - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Second test flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.


Long March 6
Success
4 days, 14 hours ago
Shiyan 16 A/B & Shiyan 17
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese classified satellites


Long March 2D
Success
5 days ago
Yaogan 36
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 14 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-35
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Kuaizhou
Success
6 days, 15 hours ago
Shiyan 14 & Shiyan 15
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

2 Chinese classified satellites.


Delta IV Heavy
Success
6 days, 15 hours ago
NROL-91
Space Launch Complex 6 - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Soyuz MS-22
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-22 will carry Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopeyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station aboar…


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Yunhai-1-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and r…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Starlink Group 4-34
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 54 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
The Owl Spreads Its Wings
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second of three launches of a StriX satellite as part of Synspective’s SAR constellation. StriX-1 can gather high resolution Earth observation data r…