Maiden Flight

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Mobile launch platform Sea Launch

First flight of the new solid fuel powered rocket developed by CAST. Payload consists of 14 satellites: * Jilin-1 HR-03D 44-50 * Jilin-1 PT-01A 01 * Tianqi-7 * HEAD-2H * CAS-5A * Golden Bauhinia 1-05 & 06 * Huoju-1

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 9, 2022, 7:06 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 8, 2022, 1:40 a.m.

Refined launch window.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 6, 2022, 4:58 a.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs, payload identities uncertain.


Smart Dragon 3

Family: Smart Dragon
Configuration:

Smart Dragon-3 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.

Specifications
  • Length
    32.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.64 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    140 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Smart Dragon 3
  • Family
    Smart Dragon
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Smart Dragon 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 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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