GeeSAT X 2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

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

Commercial navigation satellites for automobile navigation.

Updates

spacevogel • Dec. 15, 2021, 7:31 a.m.

Launch failure confirmed


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 13, 2021, 3:26 a.m.

New launch date per NOTAMs.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 11, 2021, 10 a.m.

Entry based on NOTAMs only, existence of launch/payload/launch vehicle 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: 12 Failures: 3 Pending: 1

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

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Chinese Kuaizhou-1A rocket launch fails

A Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket failed after liftoff late Tuesday with the loss of a pair of commercial satellites to test navigation enhancement for autonomous driving.

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Kuaizhou-1A experiences second launch failure

At 02:00 UTC, or 10:00 am local time Wednesday, ExPace unsuccessfully launched a Kuaizhou-1A rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China. The vehicle was launched from Site 95 at Jiuquan.

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