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Maiden Flight

Smart Dragon 1

China Rocket Co. Ltd.

Launch Status


Maiden Flight

Type: Test Flight

First launch of the new solid-fueled rocket by Chinarocket Co., Ltd., which is a commercial subsidiary of CASC. On this launch Smart Dragon 1 will also carry payloads for four private companies.


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Unknown Pad

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

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

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan, People's Republic of China


Smart Dragon 1 – China Rocket Co. Ltd.

  • Family: Smart Dragon
  • Length: 19.2 m
  • Diameter: 1.2 m
  • Launch Mass: 23 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 150 kg

The Smart Dragon 1 was manufactured by China Rocket Co. Ltd. with the first launch on 2019-08-17. Smart Dragon 1 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Smart Dragon-1 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.


China Rocket Co. Ltd. – CHNR

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: CHNR
  • Country: CHN

China Rocket Co. Ltd. is a spinoff of China’s state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer using a “commercial business model”.

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