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Kuaizhou


Chinese "quick-vessel' new launcher. Is though to be an all-solid launch rocket developed by Expace, a commercial launch provider part of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).

It can lift off from mobile launch platforms and has a payload capacity of around 430 kg to a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit.

Burns solid fuel.

The Kuaizhou-11 has a larger diameter and stronger capacity with respect to the other rockets from the Kuaizhou series. It can lift a 1000 kg payload to a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 700 kilometres, or 1500 kg into Low Earth orbit. The rocket, which is reportedly based on the DF-21 missile, consists of three solid-fuelled stages.


Kuaizhou launches


# Launch id Payload Launch Date Site Type Status/Comment (orbit in perigee x apogee x inclination x period)
1 13053 DFH 126 25 Sep 2013 at 04:37 UT 1 275 x 293 km x 96.7°
2 14073 DFH 134 21 Nov 2014 at 06:37 UT 1  
3 17002 A: DFH 166
B: Jilin Lingqiao 1-03
C: DFH 167
9 Jan 2017 at 04:11 UT 1A version first flight
First commercial launch
4 17012 Tiankun 1 2 Feb 2017 at 25:53 UT 2  
5 18075 DFH 202 29 Sep 2018 at 04:13 UT 1A 697 x 710 km
6 19058 A: DFH 223 (Xaioxiang 1-07)
B: DFH 224 (KX-09)
30 Aug 2019 at 23:41 UT 1A  
7 19075 Jilin 1 Gaofen 02A 13 Nov 2019 at 03:40 UT 1A  
8 19077 A: KL Alpha A
B: KL Alpha B
17 Nov 2019 at 10:00 UT 1A  
9 19086 Jilin 1 Gaofen 02B 7 Dec 2019 at 02:55 UT 1A 532 x 545 km x 97.54°
10 19087 Head 2A & 2B
Tianqi 4A & 4B
2 x Tiangyi
7 Dec 2019 at 08:52 UT 1A 495 x 510 km x 97.52°
11 20004 Yinhe 1 16 Jan 2020 at 03:02 UT 1A 621 x 637 km x 86.4°
12 20028 Xingyun 2-01 & 2-02 12 May 2020 at 01:16 UT 1A 162 x 958 km
13 n/a Jilin 1 Gaofen 02E aka Bilibilisat
Centispace 1-s2 aka Xiangrikui 2
10 Jul 2020 at 04:17 UT 11 failure of the 2nd or 3rd stage
maiden flight
Notes: J: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, T/ Taiyun Satellite Launch Center

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