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Maiden Flight

Kinetica 1

CAS Space

Launch Status


Unknown Pad

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

193 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan, People's Republic of China


Kinetica 1 – CAS Space

  • Family: Kinetica
  • Length: 30 m
  • Diameter: 2.65 m
  • Launch Mass: 135 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2000 kg

The Kinetica 1 was manufactured by CAS Space with the first launch on 2022-07-27. Kinetica 1 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Kinetica 1 (also known as Lijian-1, Chinese: 力箭一号) 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. Kinetica 1 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.


CAS Space – CAS

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: CAS
  • Founded: 2018
  • Launchers: Zhongke
  • Country: CHN

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.

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