The most unknown model of all China’s new space rockets is the Changzheng 11
(CZ-11), which was described to be a small solid-propellant launch vehicle.
2013, March 04 -- China's first
solid-fuel rocket CZ-11 will be ready to make its first launch before
2016, a senior official in the country's space industry says.
The rocket will be easy to operate and cost-efficient to launch, Liang Xiaohong,
deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, told China's
state-run Xinhua new agency.
It can remain in storage for long periods and reliably launch on short notice,
"The development of the CZ-11 will greatly improve China's capabilities to rapidly
enter the space and meet the emergency launching demand in case of disasters
2015, August 25 -- First successful orbital launch
Launch wight 58 t, 20.8 m length, 2.0 m max diameter, three stages + PBV, first
stage thrust 120 t, SSO 350 kg