Type: Government/Top Secret
2 satellites of unknown purposes built by Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
184 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
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.
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.