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KX-09 & TY-1-07 (Xiaoxiang-1-07)

Kuaizhou-1A

ExPace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

KX-09 & TY-1-07 (Xiaoxiang-1-07)

Developed by the DFH Satellite Co., the microgravity experimental satellite KX-09 (supposedly Kuxue-09) will conduct studies in microgravity. Established in August 2001, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. is mainly engaged in system R&D, design, integration and in-orbit service of small satellites. It is subordinated to China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and wholly owned by the listed company China Spacesat Co., Ltd.

Xiaoxiang 1-07 (TY 1-07) is a small satellite developed by SpaceTY, possibly a CubeSat-2U. As one of the first commercial aerospace companies in China, “Spacety” specializes in developing commercial micro/nanosatellites. The company aims to provide short-cycle, low-cost and one-stop services to scientists, research institutes, and commercial companies, for science experiments and technology demonstrations.

Location

Unknown Pad

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

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

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan, 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 13 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 15 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

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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