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Chuangxin-16

Kuaizhou-1A

ExPace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Chuangxin-16

Type: Government/Top Secret

2 satellites of unknown purposes built by Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Location

Unknown Pad

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

184 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Unknown Pad, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Kuaizhou-1A – ExPace

  • Family: Kuaizhou
  • Length: 19.4 m
  • Diameter: 1.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 30 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 300 kg

The Kuaizhou-1A was manufactured by ExPace with the first launch on 2017-01-09. Kuaizhou-1A has 16 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 18 launches. Kuaizhou is a family of Chinese “quick-reaction” orbital launch vehicles. Flying since 2013, Kuaizhou 1 and 1A consist of three solid-fueled rocket stages, with a liquid-fueled fourth stage as part of the satellite system.

Agency

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.

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