CZ-11 (Jilin-1 07/08) [Xinhua]
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. Future launches are also planned to be conducted off-shore from a ship.
Ab improved version, CZ-11A, is planned to use a new 2.4 m solid motor as stage 1.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
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 3 3 CZ-11 Y3 19.01.2018 Jq SLS-E2 Jilin-1 Video-07 / Jilin-1 Video-08 / TY 2 / TY 6 / KIPP / Zhou Enlai 4 4 CZ-11 Y4 26.04.2018 Jq SLS-E2 OVS 2A / OHS 2A / OHS 2B / OHS 2C / OHS 2D 5 5 CZ-11 Y5 ? 21.12.2018 Jq SLS-E2 Hongyun 1 6 6 CZ-11 Y6 ? 21.01.2019 Jq SLS-E2 Jilin-1 Hyperspectral-01 / Jilin-1 Hyperspectral-02 / Xiaoxiang-1 03 / Lingque 1A Planned: x x CZ-11 xx.xx.2019 Jq SLS-E2 OVS 2B? / OHS 2E? / OHS 2F? / OHS 2G? / OHS 2H? x x CZ-11 Y. xx.06.2019 @IO CAS 6 / ? Launch sites: Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China IO, ? = unknown Ship, Indian Ocean? F Failure P Partial Failure