Newly-developed orbital and suborbital launch vehicles are being readied for test flights at the Jiuquan spaceport as China’s efforts to foster a commercial space sector advance.
Chinese launch service provider Expace has secured $237 million in B round funding, following last week's return to flight of its Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket.
An explosion hit rocket facilities at China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in October 2021, commercial satellite imagery shows.
Two new Chinese factories capable of producing hundreds of small satellites per year could help China achieve space objectives and impact the international market.
China launched its first Long March 6A from a new launch complex at Taiyuan Tuesday, successfully sending two satellites into sun-synchronous orbits.
Roscosmos is looking to China as a supplier of components and a partner in missions following the invasion of Ukraine, but sanctions could still heavily impact any new plans.
A group leading China’s national low Earth orbit communications megaconstellation has founded two new firms to help develop the project, but overall plans remain vague.
Players in China’s emerging commercial space sector have outlined big plans for rockets, spaceplanes and more for the coming years at a space forum hosted in Wuhan, central China.
China set a new national record for orbital launches in a calendar year with the launch of a commercial remote sensing satellite on a Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket Wednesday.
The Chinese government has created a company dedicated to creating and operating a 13,000-satellite broadband constellation.
China is to oversee the construction and operation of a national satellite internet megaconstellation by coordinating the country’s major space actors.
Chinese large state-owned enterprise CASIC laid out a new set of commercial space plans for the next five years at a conference Monday.