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Kuaizhou-1A rocket carries experimental navigation enhancement satellite into orbit


Kuaizhou-1A rocket carries experimental navigation enhancement satellite into orbit Commercial space company Expace sent a small, experimental satellite into orbit with a Kuaizhou-1A launch vehicle on Saturday, marking China's 26th orbital launch of 2018. The Kuaizhou-1A solid-fuelled rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert at 04:13 universal time (12:13 local), with authorities declaring success within the hour. The 20-metre-tall, 1.4-meter-diameter Kuaizhou-1A solid-fuelled rocket has a liftoff mass of around 30 metric tonnes and is capable of lifting 200 kg of payload to a 700 km Sun-synchronous orbit.   More



(Source: GBTIMES - Sep 30)

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