Length: 18 m
Diameter: 2 m
Launch Mass: 20 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 100 kg
The Kaituozhe-1 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2001-09-15. Kaituozhe-1 has 0 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. A small solid fueled launch vehicle based on the road mobile DF-21 IRBM with an additional upper stage.
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 is a Government CHN entity that was founded in 1999 and is administered by Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has 423 successful launches and 22 failed launches with a total of 445 launches.