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CZ-11H (Jilin-1 Gaofen-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. 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
7 1 CZ-11H Y. 05.06.2019 @YS(Tai Rui) Jilin-1 Gaofen-03A / Xiaoxiang 1-04 / Bufeng 1A / Bufeng 1B / Tianqi 3 / Tianxiang 1 / Tianxiang 2 10 2 CZ-11H Y. 15.09.2020 @YS(DeBo-3) Jilin-1 Gaofen-03B-01, ..., 03B-06 / Jilin-1 Gaofen-03C-01, ..., 03C-03 13 3 CZ-11H Y3 30.04.2022 @ECS (Tai Rui) Jilin-1 Gaofen-04A / Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D-04, ..., 03D-07 Planned: x x CZ-11H Y. xx.xx.2022 @YS(DeBo-3) ? Launch sites: @ECS (Tai Rui) = Tai Rui (barge), East Chinese Sea @YS (Tai Rui) = Tai Rui (barge), Yellow Sea @YS (DeBo-3) = DeBo-3 (ship), Yellow Sea F Failure P Partial Failure