Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.
Updated launch time per NOTAMs noted to be perfect fit for previous Sep. 2020 plans & official reports of rockets sent to Jiuquan last month.
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.
A Chinese solid-fueled rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan launch base Monday and successfully deployed a small commercially-focused Earth-imaging satellite into polar orbit.
The status of a classified satellite launched from southwest China Sept. 27 remains unknown more than 12 hours after liftoff.
A Chinese Kuaizhou 1A (KZ-1A) rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia at 06:19 UTC on September 27, lofting a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite into orbit.