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Maiden Flight

Zhongke-1A

CAS Space

Launch Status
Success

Location

Unknown Pad

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

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

Unknown Pad, Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Zhongke-1A – CAS Space

Family: Zhongke-1
Length: 30 m
Diameter: 2.65 m
Launch Mass: 135 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2000 kg

The Zhongke-1A was manufactured by CAS Space with the first launch on 2022-07-27. Zhongke-1A has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Zhongke-1A (Chinese: 中科一号甲) is a Chinese solid-propellant light launch vehicle. It is capable of placing about 2 tons into low earth orbit and 1.5 tons into sun-synchronous orbit. It is developed by CAS Space, a subsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Zhongke-1A is a light launcher whose first stage seems to be derived from the DF-31 long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. It is 30 m high and has a diameter of 2.65 m, with a liftoff mass of 135 t. It’s the largest Chinese solid propellant launcher to date, with four stages with a thrust of 200, 100, 50 and 10 tons respectively. The fairing has a diameter of 3.35 meters.

Agency

CAS Space

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: CAS

Founded: 2018
Launchers: Zhongke

Country: CHN

CAS Space is a spin-off company from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) that is operating and plans to operate various launch vehicles of the Zhongke series.

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