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CZ-11 (Chang Zheng-11)

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
CZ-11 P35 solid solid solid
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
CZ-11 700 350 - - - -
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      19.09.2019    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
15   11   CZ-11       Y12     16.12.2022    Xi LC-4          Shiyan 21
16   12   CZ-11       Y.      15.03.2023    Jq LP-43/95B     Shiyan 19 


Launch sites:

Jq  = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China
Xi  = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China China

F       Failure
P       Partial Failure

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