Type: Government/Top Secret
Unknown Chinese satellite reported for technology development purposes.
Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China
178 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.
Kuaizhou-1A – ExPace
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.
Administration: CEO: Zhang Di
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.