China’s main TV company CCTV to launch its own satellite on board LandSpace’s new ZQ-1

by | Aug 7, 2018 | China, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

The Chinese state television company China Central Television (CCTV) has ordered its first satellite CCTV-1 and a launch to take it into space.  The recipient of the launch order is the start-up “private” Chinese launch firm, LandSpace Techologies.  LandSpace was originally developing a four stage solid 2m diameter rocket called the LS-1. However, in a design change the first LandSpace rocket will now be called ZQ-1 – Zhuque-1.  This rocket will be 19m long and has a diameter of only 1.35m.  It can carry a payload of 200kg to a sun-synchronous orbit, or a 300kg payload to a low Earth orbit.  The launch is expected to take place from Wenchang by the end of 2018.

LandSpace is also reported to be working on a different liquid fuel family of more powerful rockets called ZQ-2.

LandSpace ZQ-1. Courtesy: LandSpace

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