China successfully launched a 22-metric-ton module late Wednesday, beginning an intense period of missions for constructing the nation’s own space station.
China launched a small space mining test spacecraft and eight other commercial satellites into orbit on a Long March 6 rocket late Monday.
Russia and China have formally invited countries and international organizations to join the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) project.
China has experienced an explosion of commercial space companies since 2014, driven by the government opening up the space sector to private capital.
China is set to launch the first module for its own space station next week after rolling out a Long March 5B rocket at Wenchang spaceport late Thursday.
China is to oversee the construction and operation of a national satellite internet megaconstellation by coordinating the country’s major space actors.
Space will command nearly 45 percent of the $1.9 billion Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has set aside for a broader five-year growth plan.
A Long March 7 rocket has arrived at China’s coastal Wenchang spaceport to facilitate the Tianzhou-2 supply mission to a soon-to-launch space station module.
Japanese camera maker Nikon has acquired a controlling stake in U.S. startup Morf3D, an aerospace supplier that has produced 3D-printed hardware for Boeing satellites and helicopters.
Guangzhou is developing a major space cluster in the city by hosting new projects including the new headquarters for the space business of Geely Group.
China launched the Gaofen-12 (02) high resolution satellite Tuesday to boost the country’s Earth observation capabilities.
South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Systems is planning to build and deploy a constellation of 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit by 2030 to provide connectivity to urban cargo-delivery drones and passenger airplanes.
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has vowed to launch the nation’s first robotic lunar lander on a domestically developed rocket by 2030.