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Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A)

Kuaizhou-1A [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 and a larger payload fairing. 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-1A (KZ-1A) ? ? ? ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Kuaizhou-1A 400 - - - -
No:   TNr:  Type:             Serial    Date          LS         Payload

 4     1    Kuaizhou-1A       Y1        09.01.2017    Jq SLS-E2    Jilin-1 Video-03 / XY S1 / Kaidun 1
 5     2    Kuaizhou-1A       Y8        29.09.2018    Jq SLS-E2    CentiSpace-1 S1


 x     x    Kuaizhou-1A       .         xx.xx.2019    Jq SLS-E2    Jilin-1 Video-09
 x     x    Kuaizhou-1A       .         xx.xx.2019    Jq SLS-E2    Jilin-1 Video-10
 x     x    Kuaizhou-1A       .         xx.xx.2019    Jq SLS-E2    Jilin-1 Video-11
 x     x    Kuaizhou-1A       .         xx.xx.2019    Jq SLS-E2    Jilin-1 Video-12    
 6     3    Kuaizhou-1A       .         xx.xx.2019    Jq SLS-E2    ?

Launch sites:

Jq  = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China