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Kinetica 1 – CAS Space

Kinetica 1 – CAS Space

  • Length: 30 m
  • Diameter: 2.65 m
  • Launch Mass: 135 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2000 kg

The Kinetica 1, manufactured by CAS Space established in 2018, undertook its inaugural launch on 07/27/2022. Notably, Kinetica 1 has 3 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 3 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

Kinetica 1 (also known as Lijian-1, Chinese: 力箭一号) 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. Kinetica 1 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.

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