Chinese Rocketry

Launch Vehicles

Launch Vehicle  Core Stages Boosters Propellants Payload First Flight Launch Site Developer
CZ-1 3 1 – Nitric Acid/UDMH
2 – Nitric Acid/UDMH
3 – Solid
300 kg to LEO 1970 Jiuquan CALT
CZ-1D 3 1 – Nitric Acid/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – Solid
930 kg to LEO 1997 Taiyuan CALT
CZ-2 2 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
1,800 kg to LEO 1975 Jiuquan CALT
CZ-2C 2 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
2,400 kg to LEO 1982 Jiuquan CALT
CZ-2D 2 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3,100 kg to LEO 1992 Jiuquan
Taiyuan
SAST
CZ-2E 2 4 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
B – N2O4/UDMH
3,000 kg to GTO 1990 Xichang CALT
CZ-2F 2 4 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
B – N2O4/UDMH
8,000 kg to LEO 1999 Jiuquan CALT
CZ-3 3 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – LOX/LH2
1,600 kg to GTO 1984 Xichang CALT
CZ-3A 3 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – LOX/LH2
2,600 kg to GTO 1994 Xichang CALT
CZ-3B 3 4 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – LOX/LH2
B – N2O4/UDMH
5,200 kg to GTO 1997 Xichang CALT
CZ-3C 3 2 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – LOX/LH2
B – N2O4/UDMH
3,700 kg to GTO 2008 Xichang CALT
CZ-4A 3 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – N2O4/UDMH
1,500 kg to SSO 1988 Taiyuan SAST
CZ-4B 3 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – N2O4/UDMH
2,200 kg to SSO 1999 Taiyuan SAST
CZ-4C 3 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
3 – N2O4/UDMH
2,600 kg to SSO 2006 Taiyuan
Jiuquan
SAST
CZ-5 2 4 1 – LOX/LH2
2 – LOX/Kerosene
B – LOX/Kerosene
14,000 kg to GTO 2017? Hainan CALT
CZ-5B 1 4 1 – LOX/LH2
B – LOX/Kerosene
25,000 kg to LEO 2018? Hainan CALT
CZ-6 3 1 – LOX/Kerosene
2 – LOX/Kerosene
3 – ?
1,000 kg to SSO 2015 Taiyuan SAST
CZ-7 2/3 4 1 – LOX/Kerosene
2 – LOX/Kerosene
3 – LOX/LH2
B – LOX/Kerosene
13,500 kg to SSO;
5,500 kg to GTO
2016? Hainan CALT
CZ-9 2 4? ? ? ? ? ?
CZ-11 ? ? Solid ? ? ? ?
KT-1 4 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
3 – Solid
4 – Solid
100 kg to LEO 2003 Taiyuan CASIC
Kuai Zhou 4 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
3 – Solid
4 – Liquid
300 kg to LEO 2013 Jiuquan CASIC

 

Ballistic Missiles

Missile
NATO Name Class Stages Propellants Payload First Flight Range Developer
DF-1 (Project 1059) SS-2 SRBM 1 1 – LOX/Alcohol 1960 590 km CALT
DF-2/-2A CSS-1 SRBM 1 1 – LOX/Alcohol Single warhead, 1,500 kg 1964 1,250 km CALT
DF-3/-3A CSS-2 MRBM 1 1 – Nitric Acid/UDMH Single warhead, 2,150 kg 2,650 km CALT
DF-4 CSS-3 IRBM 2 1 – Nitric Acid/UDMH
2 – Nitric Acid/UDMH
Single warhead, 2,200 kg 4,750 km CALT
DF-5/-5A CSS-4 ICBM 2 1 – N2O4/UDMH
2 – N2O4/UDMH
Single warhead, 3,900 kg 12,000 km CALT
DF-11/-11A (M-11) CSS-7 SRBM 2 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
Single warhead, 500-800 kg 280-350 km Sanjiang
DF-15/-15B/-15C (M-9) CSS-6 SRBM 1/2 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
Single warhead, 500-750 kg 600 km AASPT
DF-21/-21A/-21B/-21C CSS-5 MRBM 2 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
Single warhead, 600 kg 2,150 km CADT
DF-31/-31A CSS-9 ICBM 3 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
3 – Solid
Single warhead, 1,750 kg 8,000 km CALT
DF-41 CSS-10 ICBM 3? 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
3 – Solid
MIVR 15,000 km CALT
JL-1/-1A CSS-N-3 SLBM 2 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
Single warhead, 600 kg 2,150 km CADT
JL-2 CSS-N-5 SLBM 3? 1 – Solid
2 – Solid
3 – Solid
MIVR 7,200 km CADT
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