First launch of China’s Kuaizhou-11 carrier rocket fails


The first launch of Kuaizhou-11, a solid-fueled carrier rocket, failed after its liftoff from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on July 10.

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China’s Kuaizhou-11 carrier rocket suffered a failure during its maiden flight on July 10, 2020. The rocket was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:17 p.m. (Beijing Time), but a malfunction occurred during the flight.

The launch of the rocket, developed by ExPace Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), was already delayed by three years and ended up in a failure.

Kuaizhou meaning ‘Fast Ship’ in China’s Mandarin language. Kuaizhou-11 was a low-cost solid-fuelled carrier rocket designed to launch satellites in Low Earth and Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Kuaizhou-11 was the 19th Rocket launched by China in the year 2020. It was also the 3rd Rocket Launch of China in 2020 that had ended in failure.