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Shiyan 11

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

Unknown Chinese satellite reported for technology development purposes.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 25, 2021, 12:49 a.m.

Launch success


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 22, 2021, 7:57 a.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs and Nov.. 7 Galactic Energy press release of rocket in Jiuquan since October 2021. Assignment of rocket/payload combination to this may not be correct.


Kuaizhou

Family:
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
  • 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: 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.

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