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CZ-8 (1) [CCTV]
The vehicle is fueled by Kerosene and LOX and features a 3.35 m core with two YF-100 engines inherited from the CZ-7, augmented with two optional liquid rocket boosters. Stage 2 is a cryogenic stage powered by two YF-75 engines, which is inherited from the CZ-3.
The initial launch site is the new Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the Hainan province. The maiden flight is planned for 2020.
Reportedly the stage 1 is modified to be reusable featuring powered vertical landing with deployable landing legs. The YF-100 need to be modified to allow for deep throttling. The strap-ons will stay attached for landing.
|Version||Strap-On||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|CZ-8 (1)||2 × K-2-1 / YF-100||K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100||H-18 / 2 × YF-75|
No: Type: Serial Date LS Payload
1 1 CZ-8 (1) Y1 22.12.2020 We LC-201 XJY 7 / Haisi 1 / Tianqi 8 / Yuanguang / ET-SMART-RSS Planned: Launch sites: We = Wenchang Space Launch Center (WSLC), Hainan, China F Failure P Partial Failure