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 and a larger payload fairing. Another version, Kuaizhou-1A appears to be similar, also offering separable payloads. Possibly, these names refer both to the same version.
→ complete list of all Kuaizhou-1 flights
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
No: TNr: Type: Date LS Payload
4 1 Kuaizhou-1A 09.01.2017 Jq SLS-E1 Jilin 1-03 / XY S1 / Kaidun 1 Planned: x x Kuaizhou-1A xx.xx.2018 Jq SLS-E1 ? (Unknown #1) x x Kuaizhou-1A xx.xx.2018 Jq SLS-E1 ? (Unknown #2) x x Kuaizhou-1A xx.xx.2018 Jq SLS-E1 ? (Unknown #3) x x Kuaizhou-1A xx.xx.2018 Jq SLS-E1 ? (Unknown #4) Launch sites: Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China