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Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11)

Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11) [EXPACE]

The Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11), is a Chinese commercial launch vehicle.

Reportedly, the payload is about 1000 kg for low earth orbit and 700 kg for a sun-synchronous orbit.

The three stage rocket is possibly based on the DF-31 missile. It consists of three solid-fueled stages. The principal diameter is 2.2 m and the launch weight is 78 tons. the first stage features four grid fins. The vehicle is launched from a launch truck.

The maiden flight was planned for 2018, but has been delayed to 2020. The maiden flight failed, when stage three did not ignite.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11) solid solid solid
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11) 1000 700 - - - -
No:       Type:       Serial  Date          LS          Payload

 1    1   Kuaizhou-11         10.07.2020    Jq       F  Jilin-1 High Resolution-02E / CentiSpace-1 S2


 x    x   Kuaizhou-11         xx.xx.2021    Jq          JSBT / Xiangrikui 1A / Xiangrikui 1B / Yijian Duoxing / TY 4 / Zhongwei 1

Launch sites:

Jq  = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China
We  = Wenchang Space Launch Center (WSLC), Hainan, China China
Xi  = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China China

F       Failure
P       Partial Failure


1: stage 3 failed to ignite