Smart Dragon 3
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Test Flight
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
* Golden Bauhinia 1-05 & 06
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Mobile launch platform
43 rockets have launched from Sea Launch.
Smart Dragon 3 – China Rocket Co. Ltd.
- Family: Smart Dragon
- Length: 32 m
- Diameter: 2.64 m
- Launch Mass: 140 T
The Smart Dragon 3 was manufactured by China Rocket Co. Ltd. with the first launch on 2022-12-09. Smart Dragon 3 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Smart Dragon-3 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CASC
- Administration: Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei
- Founded: 1999
- Launchers: Long March
- Country: CHN
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.