CZ-11 (Jilin-1 Shipin-07/08) [Xinhua]
CZ-11 (Tianping 2A, 2B, 2C) [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. For later launches, the dedicated DeBo-3 launch ship is used.
An improved version, CZ-11A, is planned to use a new 2.4 m solid motor as stage 1.
→ complete list of all CZ-11 flights
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
No: Type: Serial Date LS Payload
1 1 CZ-11 Y1 25.09.2015 Jq LP-43/95B Pujiang 1 / Shangkeda 2 / NJUST 2 / NJFA 1 2 2 CZ-11 Y2 09.11.2016 Jq LP-43/95B 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 LP-43/95B Jilin-1 Shipin-07 / Jilin-1 Shipin-08 / TY 2 / TY 6 / KIPP / Zhou Enlai 4 4 CZ-11 Y4 26.04.2018 Jq LP-43/95B 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 LP-43/95B Hongyun 1 6 6 CZ-11 Y6 ? 21.01.2019 Jq LP-43/95B Jilin-1 Guanpu-01 / Jilin-1 Guanpu-02 / Xiaoxiang-1 03 / Lingque 1A 8 7 CZ-11 Y8 18.09.2019 Jq LP-43/95B Zhuhai-1 OVS 3A / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3A / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3B / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3C / Zhuhai-1 OHS 3D 9 8 CZ-11 Y. 29.05.2020 Xi LC-4 XJS G / XJS H 11 9 CZ-11 Y9 09.12.2020 Xi LC-4 GECAM A / GECAM B 12 10 CZ-11 Y. 30.03.2022 Jq LP-43/95B Tianping 2A / Tianping 2B / Tianping 2C 13 11 CZ-11 Y12 16.12.2022 Xi LC-4 SY 21 Planned: Launch sites: Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China Xi = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China F Failure P Partial Failure