Test satellite for CASIC’s own Xingyun Low Earth Orbit communication satellite constellation, with a VHF Data Exchange System payload for maritime traffic operation uses.
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
183 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.
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 2020-07-10. Kuaizhou-11 has 1 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 2 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.
ExPace – EP
- 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.