Type: Test Flight
First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
178 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.
Kuaizhou-11 – ExPace
Diameter: 2.2 m
Launch Mass: 78 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 kg
The Kuaizhou-11 was manufactured by ExPace with the first launch on . Kuaizhou-11 has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. 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.
Administration: CEO: Zhang Di
ExPace is a Chinese space rocket company based in Wuhan, Hubei, China. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of missileer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), a Chinese state-owned company, and serves as its commercial rocket division. ExPace is focused on small satellite launchers to low Earth orbit.