KUAIZHOU-1 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH IN DECEMBER

Date:2016/11/03   Click:    Source:Xinhuanet.com   Original publication time:2016/11/03

China  plans  to launch Kuaizhou-1 solid-fuelled carrier rocket in December, abreakthrough in its commercial rocket launches.

The  news  was announced Wednesday at the 11th China International Aviation &Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, by Lyu Xiaoge, aspokesperson for China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp.

Kuaizhou(speedy vessel)  is a low-cost solid-fuelled carrier rocket with highreliability and short preparation period. It was designed to launch low-orbitsatellites weighing under 300 kg.

The  rocket  is launched via a mobile launch vehicle and will primarily launchsatellites to monitor natural disasters and provide disaster-reliefinformation.