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Kuaizhou-1 (KZ-1)

Kuaizhou-1 [EXPACE]

The Kuaizhou-1 launcher, developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASIC), is a small, solid fueled launch vehicle, which is possibly based on the road mobile DF-21 IRBM with two additional upper stages.

The Kuaizhou-1 vehicle consits of three solid fueled stages and a fourth liquid fueled stage.

The vehicle is reportedly designed for quick-reaction launches and can reportedly place 400 kg into orbit. The payload of Kuaizhou-1 is integrated with the upper stage.

A commercial variant is offered under the designation Fei Tian 1 (FT-1). This one offers a separable payload. Another version, Kuaizhou-1A appears to be similar, also offering separable payloads. Possibly, these names refer both to the same version.

→ complete list of all Kuaizhou-1 flights

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Kuaizhou-1 (KZ-1) ? ? ? ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Kuaizhou-1 400 - - - -
No:   TNr:  Type:             Serial    Date          LS              Payload

 1     1    Kuaizhou-1T       .         17.03.2012 *  Jq LP-43/95A    R&D
 2     1    Kuaizhou-1        .         25.09.2013    Jq LP-43/95A    Kuaizhou 1
 3     2    Kuaizhou-1        .         21.11.2014    Jq LC-43/95A    Kuaizhou 2 


Launch sites:

Jq  = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China

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