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China’s Ambitious Satellite Constellation Plan: Merging Hongyan and Hongyun into One Super-Constellation

In recent years, the world has witnessed a revolution in satellite technology, leading to the development of mega-constellations of satellites in Low Earth Orbit...

The Origins of Commercial Space Exploration in China

Those watching the United States space sector will have begun to take for granted commercial companies doing some pretty unprecedented things such as ferrying...

Completion of the Heavenly Palace: Tiangong in 2022

The number of missions in China's space program in recent years has reached new records, and can sometimes be overwhelming to follow. In 2021,...

Ushering in a New Era of Chinese Space: The 2021 Space White Paper

China is a country known for its every five-year publications. The most famous is the National-level Five-Year Plan, an all-singing, all-dancing, couple hundred page...

Galactic Energy, China’s New Leader in Commercial Launch?

China's commercial launch sector is a crowded market. With more than 20 companies having been founded since the industry opened to private capital in...

2021 in Chinese Space: The Highlights (Part 2)

Part 1 of our 2-part list of top 8 highlights of the Chinese space sector in 2021 saw some impressive ones. We led off...

2021 in Chinese Space: The Highlights (Part 1)

2021 was arguably the biggest year for space in decades, with dozens of humans launched into orbit, multiple missions reaching the Moon and Mars,...

A Key Component to China’s Belt & Road: the Spatial Information Corridor

Earlier this month, we saw the First China-Africa BeiDou System Cooperation Forum, held in Beijing on Friday 5 November. The forum was a big...
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