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Maiden Flight

Kuaizhou-11

ExPace

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Maiden Flight

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.

Location

Unknown Pad

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

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

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Kuaizhou-11 – ExPace

Family: Kuaizhou

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.

Agency

ExPace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: EP
Administration: CEO: Zhang Di
Founded: 2016

Country: CHN

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.

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