Kuaizhou-1A | Xingyun-2 01, 02

ExPace launch of a Kuaizhou-1A Rocket

Launch Status

ExPace was scheduled to launch a Kuaizhou-1A rocket as part of the Xingyun-2 01, 02 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Mon, May 11th, 2020, 9:16 PM EDT from Launch Area 4?, Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Kuaizhou-1A and experience the excitement for yourself.


Xingyun-2 01, 02

Xingyun-2 01 and 02 are the first two satellites of the planned low Earth orbit constellation being built by Xingyun Satellite company, whichi is a subsidiary of CASIC. These satellites will be used to provide Internet of Things (IoT) communications services. Xingyun constellation is planned to consist of 156 satellites in total.


Launch Area 4?, Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China



Kuaizhou is a family of Chinese "quick-reaction" orbital launch vehicles. Flying since 2013, Kuaizhou 1 and 1A consist of three solid-fueled rocket stages, with a liquid-fueled fourth stage as part of the satellite system.