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Maiden Flight

Smart Dragon 3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Maiden Flight

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

First flight of the new solid fuel powered rocket developed by CAST.

Payload consists of 14 satellites:

* Jilin-1 HR-03D 44-50
* Jilin-1 PT-01A 01
* Tianqi-7
* HEAD-2H
* CAS-5A
* Golden Bauhinia 1-05 & 06
* Huoju-1

Location


Tai Rui mobile launch platform

Sea Launch

Tai Rui mobile launch platform has witnessed the launch of 3 rockets, including 3 orbital launch attempts, while Sea Launch, has been the site for 49 rocket launches.

Tai Rui mobile launch platform

Rocket


China Rocket Co. Ltd. Smart Dragon 3

Smart Dragon-3 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.

Smart Dragon 3

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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