The Kuaizhou-1 launcher, developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASIC), is a small, solid fueled launch vehicle, which is possibly based on the road mobile DF-21 IRBM with two additional upper stages.
The Kuaizhou-1 vehicle consits of three solid fueled stages and a fourth liquid fueled stage.
The vehicle is reportedly designed for quick-reaction launches and can reportedly place 400 kg into orbit. The payload of Kuaizhou-1 is integrated with the upper stage.
A commercial variant is offered under the designation Fei Tian 1 (FT-1). This one offers a separable payload. Another version, Kuaizhou-1A appears to be similar, also offering separable payloads. Possibly, these names refer both to the same version.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
|Fei Tian-1 (FT-1)||?||?||?||?|
|Fei Tian 1||400||-||-||-||-|
No: TNr: Type: Date LS Payload
1 1 Kuaizhou-1T 17.03.2012 * Jq SLS-E1 R&D 2 1 Kuaizhou-1 25.09.2013 Jq SLS-E1 Kuaizhou 1 3 2 Kuaizhou-1 21.11.2014 Jq SLS-E1 Kuaizhou 2 4 1 Kuaizhou-1A 09.01.2017 Jq SLS-E1 Jilin 1-03 / XY S1 / Kaidun 1 Planned: Launch sites: Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China