Rocket “Queijo-11” developed by Chinese Corporation aerospace science and industry (CASIC). It is a three-stage solid-fuel booster having a diameter of 2.2 meters and a launch weight of about 78 tons.
At the start new media “of Queijo-11” there are technical deviations, which have led to the actual failure of the launch. Details of the incident are yet to be determined.
On failed start”, Quijo-11″ referring to news Agency Xinhua reported TASS. The rocket was launched July 10 at 12:17 local time (07:17 GMT) from the Jiuquan spaceport in Gansu province. Soon, the engineers have identified the technical problems. “In-flight missiles were problems are found, startup failed. Now we set the specific causes and analyze information”, — reads the statement of the Chinese side.
The device is able to output up to one ton of cargo into a sun-synchronous orbit with altitude of 700 kilometers. To launch the rocket, you can use a moving wheeled terrestrial installation.
According to experts, “Queijo-11” developed on the basis of an Intercontinental ballistic missile, the DF-31. The developers themselves see the media as a cheap and available means to launch commercial payloads.
The current failure is not the indicator of the state of the space industry of the PRC. Chinese rocket scientists gradually moving in the direction of reduce the cost of space launches and the creation of missiles capable of competing on the world market.
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We will remind, last year the startup LinkSpace for the third time tested a reusable rocket RLV-T5. Within the tests, held at the site in the Western province of Qinghai, the rocket reached an altitude of 300 meters, hovered for 50 seconds, and then returned to the launch pad. LinkSpace also announced the imminent launch of a rocket RLV-T16 to a height of 150 kilometers.
This is only part of the success of China in the space industry. We will remind, as of 2019, China conducted more launches of carrier rockets than any other country, with only the Chinese have performed 34 launch, of which 32 were successful. The rocket “Changzheng-3” has become third in the number of starts, losing only to representatives of “Soyuz” family. The third position is the Falcon 9 from SpaceX.
As for 2020, one of the great success (if not the most significant) of the Chinese space industry is recognized as the first tests of an advanced manned spacecraft. The mission was concurrently the first successful launch of a new rocket Long March-5B version of the Long March 5, is designed to launch heavy cargo.