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CZ-11 (Chang Zheng-11)

CZ-11 (model) [Takungpao]

The CZ-11 (Chang Zheng-11), also known as LM-11 (Long March-11), is a small solid-fueled quick-reaction launch vehicle.

The CZ-11 is developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) with the goal to provide a quick-reaction launch vehicle, which is easy to operate, cost-efficient to launch, can remain in storage for long period and reliably launch on short notice. Reportedly, the payload is about 1000 kg.

It consists of four solid-fueled stages. It uses the largest solid rocket motor developed in China so far as first stage. With a diameter of 2 m, it is likely based on the DF-31 missile. The vehicle is cold launched from a launch tube mounted on a road mobile vehicle.

Both a 1.6 m and a 2.0 m diameter payload fairing are available for the CZ-11 launch vehicle.

The maiden flight took place in September 2015 from Jiuquan.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
CZ-11 solid solid solid solid
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
CZ-11 700 350 - - - -
No:       Type:       Serial  Date          LS          Payload

 1    1   CZ-11       Y1      25.09.2015    Jq SLS-E2   Pujian 1 / Shangkeda 2 / NJUST 2 / NJFA 1
 2    2   CZ-11       Y2      09.11.2016    Jq SLS-E2   XPNAV 1 / Xiaoxiang 1 / Lishui 1-01 / Pina-2 01 / Pina-2 02 / CAS 2T & KS 1Q


Launch sites:

Jq  = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China

F       Failure
P       Partial Failure