Zhongke-1A

Active Zhongke-1

CAS Space (CAS)

July 27, 2022

Description

Zhongke-1A (Chinese: 中科一号甲) is a Chinese solid-propellant light launch vehicle. It is capable of placing about 2 tons into low earth orbit and 1.5 tons into sun-synchronous orbit. It is developed by CAS Space, a subsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Zhongke-1A is a light launcher whose first stage seems to be derived from the DF-31 long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. It is 30 m high and has a diameter of 2.65 m, with a liftoff mass of 135 t. It's the largest Chinese solid propellant launcher to date, with four stages with a thrust of 200, 100, 50 and 10 tons respectively. The fairing has a diameter of 3.35 meters.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    30.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    135 T
  • Thrust
    1961 kN
Family
  • Name
    Zhongke-1A
  • Family
    Zhongke-1
  • Variant
    A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Zhongke-1A
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 kg

CAS Space

Commercial
None
CAS 2018

CAS Space is a spin-off company from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) that is operating and plans to operate various launch vehicles of the Zhongke series.

Zhongke-1A | Maiden Flight

CAS Space | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
July 27, 2022, 4:12 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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