Chinese Rocketry

B611

CSS-11, tactical SRBM

CZ-1

Three-stage liquid-fuel SLV based on the DF-4 IRBM, used to launch China’s first artificial Earth satellite DFH-1

CZ-2C

Two-stage liquid-fuel SLV based on DF-5 ICBM for LEO launch missions

CZ-2D

Two-stage liquid-fuel SLV developed by SAST for LEO launch missions

CZ-2E/F

Liquid-fuel SLV with strap-on boosters

CZ-3

Three-stage liquid-fuel SLV for geostationary orbit launch missions

CZ-4

Three-stage liquid-fuel SLV for sun-synchronous orbit launch missions

CZ-5

Liquid-fuel heavy-lift SLV

CZ-6

Liquid-fuel small-lift SLV

CZ-7

Liquid-fuel medium-lift SLV

CZ-9

Liquid-fuel super heavy-lift SLV

CZ-11

Solid-fuel small-lift SLV

DF-1 (Project 1059)

China’s first ballistic missile, licensed copy of the Russian R-2 (SS-2) SRBM

DF-2

CSS-1, single-stage liquid-fuel short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), China’s first independently-developed ballistic missile

DF-3

CSS-2, single-stage liquid-fuel medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)

DF-4

CSS-3, two-stage liquid-fuel intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)

DF-5

CSS-4, two-stage liquid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

DF-11

M-11 / CSS-7, M-11, solid-fuel theatre SRBM

DF-15

M-9 / CSS-6, solid-fuel theatre SRBM

DF-21

CSS-5, solid-fuel MRBM

DF-31

CSS-9, solid-fuel ICBM

DF-41

CSS-10, solid-fuel ICBM

Hainan Satellite Launch Centre

New space launch facility in southern China for heavy satellite, deep-space exploration and space station launch missions, to become operational in 2015

HQ-2

Surface-to-air missile, Chinese copy of the Russian S-75 (SA-2 ‘Guideline’)

HQ-61

Surface-to-air missile

HQ-64

LY-60, surface-to-air missile

HQ-7

FM-80/90, surface-to-air missile, Chinese copy of the French Crotale

HQ-9

FD-2000, surface-to-air missile

HQ-12

KS-1, surface-to-air missile

HQ-16

Surface-to-air missile, Chinese copy of the Russian SA-11 ‘Gadfly’

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre

China’s first rocket launch and missile test range constructed in 1958, upgraded in 1998 to support manned missions

Jiuquan Pad 921

Launch complex dedicated for manned flight missions in the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre

JL-1

CSS-N-3, solid-fuel submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)

JL-2

CSS-N-4, solid-fuel SLBM

KT-1

Solid-fuel four-stage SLV

KT-409

Solid-fuel four-stage KKV missile booster

Kuaizhou

Solid-fuel four-stage SLV

T-7

Liquid-fuel single-stage sounding rocket with scientific and biological payloads in 1960—66

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre

Missile and space centre, operational since 1968 and SSO launch missions since 1988

Xichang Satellite Launch Centre

Space launch site dedicated for GEO launch missions, operational since 1984

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