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KT-1 satellite?

Kaituozhe-1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

KT-1 satellite?

Type: Earth Science

Reported orbital launch failure.

Location

Unknown Pad

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

108 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China.

Unknown Pad, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Kaituozhe-1 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Kaituozhe
Length: 18 m
Diameter: 2 m
Launch Mass: 20 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 100 kg

The Kaituozhe-1 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2001-09-15. Kaituozhe-1 has 0 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. A small solid fueled launch vehicle based on the road mobile DF-21 IRBM with an additional upper stage.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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