The ascent of China’s private space industry 

Chinese space industry is among the most frequently misjudged in the West. What’s more, it’s no big surprise. Between the letter set soup of state-possessed undertakings: CASC, CAST, CALT, and CASIC, are among four extraordinary, yet related organizations, the dialect boundary, and the way that great data is elusive, the Chinese market can be befuddling […]

Chinese heavy communications satellite Shijian-18 will be launched in June 2017

CNSA, Chinese space agency is planning to launch in June heavy communications satellite, Shijian-18. It will be heaviest satellite launched in the history of Chinese space program with estimated weight exceeding 7 metric tons. Satellite will be delivered to GTO orbit on the top of the Long March 5 rocket, which was delivered to Wenchang […]

XPNAV-1 delivered to orbit by Long March 11

Yesterday, slightly before midnight China launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center their Long March 11 rocket with scientific satellite XPNAV-1. Launch was conducted 48 hours before planned date; along with XPNAV-1 three different satellites were delivered to orbit. It was 239th mission of rocket from Long March Family – after impressive and full of drama maiden flight of […]

Cleaning or sabotage – questions on additional payload of Long March 7

Not many details were unveiled on payload of recently launched by China Long March 7 rocket. During its maiden flight, rocket delivered to orbit satellites and experimental scaled model of capsule for next generation manned spacecraft. Now Chinese sources are slowly giving more information about payload. Rocket was launched on June 25, 2016, from Wenchang […]

Sino-Russian cooperation in space-is it possible ?

Few decades ago it would be considered as a joke but in the present conditions it could be considered as reality. According to Russian sources, cooperation with China in joint development of new super heavy launch vehicles, which could be utilized during Moon mission, is more than possible. Both countries are developing own Moon exploration […]

Time for Chinese answer to reusable technology !

 Chinese space industry is not resting on its laurels and is trying to stay up to date with new technologies. After focusing on hypersonic propulsion which was unveiled in the end of the 2015 and developing own space station Tiangong, Chinese space industry took next challenge. It is reusable technology in rockets which was developed by present leaders – two […]