Maiden Flight

Overview

Destination: None
Mission: Test Flight

Unknown Pad Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First launch of the new solid-fueled rocket by Chinarocket Co., Ltd., which is a commercial subsidiary of CASC. On this launch Smart Dragon 1 will also carry payloads for four private companies.

Smart Dragon 1

Family: Smart Dragon
Configuration:

Smart Dragon-1 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.

Specifications
  • Length
    19.2 m
  • Diameter
    1.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    23 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Smart Dragon 1
  • Family
    Smart Dragon
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Smart Dragon 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    150 kg

China Rocket Co. Ltd.

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Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

China Rocket Co. Ltd. is a spinoff of China’s state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer using a “commercial business model”.

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