Kuaizhou-1A launched – three satellites delivered to LEO orbit !

New Chinese solid fueled light rocket was launched today at 04:11 UTC with its first mission from  Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert. Launch was result of the contract signed between Chang Guang Satellite Technology Ltd. (CGSTL) and EXPACE/CASIC. Expace Technology Co., Ltd. Rocket delivered to space three satellites:  JL-1 imaging satellite and […]

Get ready for flight of Kuaizhou-1 light rocket

As it was announced previously by Xinhua news agency, China is going to conduct second launch of one of their latest light rocket launched from mobile platform. Known as Kuaizhou-1 rocket will be launched on December, probably in the following two weeks. China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) is targeting to December 2016 with […]

The ascent of China’s private space industry 

Chinese space industry is among the most frequently misjudged in the West. What’s more, it’s no big surprise. Between the letter set soup of state-possessed undertakings: CASC, CAST, CALT, and CASIC, are among four extraordinary, yet related organizations, the dialect boundary, and the way that great data is elusive, the Chinese market can be befuddling […]

Rapid reaction Chinese rockets in 2016 and 2017 !

As it was announced by Xinhua news agency on March 2016, China would like to extend their range of launch vehicles of light rockets launch from mobile platform called Kuaizhou. First news on Kuaizhou-11 mentioned about first launch in late 2016 with. Now, according to People’s Daily Online, first launch is set for early 2017, […]

New horizons to reach- next Chinese small launch vehicles in 2016 !

In spite of medium and heavy Long March rockets, China space industry is going to offer variety of adequate launch vehicles especially for being continuously downsized satellites. Please take a look on picture above and imagine that this man is holding imaging satellite. It weighs around 1 kg. Compare it to payload capacity of medium sized […]