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.
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. CAS Space is a Commercial CHN entity that was founded in 2018 and is administered by .
CAS Space has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches.