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Jilin-1-02D

Overview

Destination: None
Mission: Earth Science

Unknown Pad Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 27, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 23, 2021, 10:37 a.m.

Updated launch time per NOTAMs noted to be perfect fit for previous Sep. 2020 plans & official reports of rockets sent to Jiuquan last month.


Cosmic_Penguin • Aug. 21, 2021, 7:07 a.m.

Next two KZ-1A launches planned in September.


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)

Successes: 10 Failures: 2 Pending: 1

Agency Type: Commercial

WIKI

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