Kuaizhou

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Kuaizhou is a Chinese quick-reaction orbital launch vehicle, believed to be composed of three solid-fueled rocket stages, with a liquid-fueled fourth stage as part of the satellite system.[1] Kuaizhou translates to "speedy vessel".[1]

It performed its maiden flight on 25 September 2013, launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. [2]

Kuaizhou 2 launched at 0637 GMT on 21 November 2014, again from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stephen Clark (21 November 2014). "China launches for the second time in 24 hours". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kuaizhou – China secretly launches new quick response rocket