This week is the second part of our two-part series on Chinese commercial launch. For those who missed Part I, a history of Chinese Commercial Launch, check it out here! Last time we left off at the dawn of China’s private launch era. Having discussed the major state-owned companies and their respective rockets, we will … More DFH Episode 3 – What’s the Situation with Chinese Private Launch Startups?
China has a long and winding history of commercial launch services. Having launched their first satellite in 1970, China developed a commercial launch industry in the 1980s and 1990s, launching foreign satellites (including a handful of American ones, which were made politically possible by the 1986 Challenger Disaster, and subsequent decision by the US to … More DFH Episode 2 – China’s Long March to Commercial Launch