Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace launch of a Kuaizhou-11 Rocket

Launch Status

ExPace was scheduled to launch a Kuaizhou-11 rocket as part of the Maiden Flight mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission was on Fri, Jul 10th, 2020, 12:17 AM EDT from Unknown Pad, Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Kuaizhou-11 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Maiden Flight

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.


Unknown Pad, Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China



The Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11), is a planned Chinese commercial launch vehicle. Reportedly, the payload is about 1000 kg for low earth orbit and 700 kg for a sun-synchronous orbit. The three stage rocket is possibly based on the DF-31 missile. It consists of three solid-fueled stages. The principal diameter is 2.2 m and the launch weight is 78 tons. the first stage features four grid rudders. The vehicle is launched from a launch truck.