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Tianxing-1-02

Kuaizhou 1A

ExPace

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Tianxing-1-02

  • Type: Technology
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Satellite reported as for “spatial environment measurement” purposes. Actual usage TBD.

Location


Launch Area 95A

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 95A has witnessed the launch of 51 rockets, including 51 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 221 rocket launches.

Launch Area 95A

Rocket


ExPace Kuaizhou-1A

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.

Kuaizhou-1A

Agency


ExPace

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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