CAS Space and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Microsatellite Innovation Research Institute unveiled plans for the inaugural flight of a low-cost cargo spacecraft using CAS Space’s Kinetica 2 liquid carrier rocket.
CAS Space and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Microsatellite Innovation Research Institute plan the maiden flight of a budget-friendly cargo spacecraft using Kinetica 2 rocket in 2025. The mission includes on-orbit assessment and internet constellation satellite deployment.
Aligned with China Manned Space Agency’s vision, CAS Space and Microsatellite Innovation Institute gained approval for their “Ship-Rocket-Cargo” system, advancing to detailed design. Kinetica 2, a versatile liquid carrier rocket, inherits tech from its predecessor, emphasising payload capacity for various missions, including satellite networking and deep space exploration.
The cargo system prioritises high payload, efficiency, and affordability, emphasising flexibility and safety. The Kinetica 2 launch marks the debut of a Chinese commercial aerospace company in a low-cost cargo project for the national space station, crucial for China’s aerospace innovation and market competitiveness.