CZ-11 (Jilin-1 07/08) [Xinhua]
CZ-11H (Jilin-1 High Resolution 03A) [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.
In June 2019, a version called CZ-11H was launched off-shore from a barge at the Yellow Sea. How the barge launched version differs from the standard version, is not known.
An 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 Zhuhai-1 OVS 2A / Zhuhai-1 OHS 2A / Zhuhai-1 OHS 2B / Zhuhai-1 OHS 2C / Zhuhai-1 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 Spectrum-01 / Jilin-1 Spectrum-02 / Xiaoxiang-1 03 / Lingque 1A 7 1 CZ-11H Y. 05.06.2019 @YS(Tai Rui) Jilin-1 High Resolution 03A / Xiaoxiang 1-04 / Bufeng 1A / Bufeng 1B / Tianqi 3 / Tianxiang 1 / Tianxiang 2 8 7 CZ-11 Y8 18.09.2019 Jq SLS-E2 Zhuhai-1 OVS 3A / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3A / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3B / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3C / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3D Planned: 9 8 CZ-11 Y. xx.02.2020 Xi ? x x CZ-11H Y. xx.xx.2020 @YS(Tai Rui) Jilin-1 High Resolution 0xA, ..., 0xI x x CZ-11H Y. xx.xx.2020 @YS(Tai Rui) ? x x CZ-11H Y. xx.xx.2020 @YS(Tai Rui) ? Launch sites: Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China Xi = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China @YS (Tai Rui) = Tai Rui, Yellow Sea F Failure P Partial Failure