DFH Episode 7 – Discussing Satellite Manufacturing with Chinese Startup Commsat (feat. DONG Lu)

China has seen a boom in satellite manufacturing over the past 6-7 years, with the rise in the commercial space sector more broadly leading to more than 15 commercial satellite manufacturers of widely varying scale and sophistication. Many of these satellite manufacturers are hoping to address demand from China’s April 2020 inclusion of “Satellite Internet” … More DFH Episode 7 – Discussing Satellite Manufacturing with Chinese Startup Commsat (feat. DONG Lu)

DFH Episode 6 – An Exclusive Conversation with Landspace (Feat. Kevin XU)

There are more than 100 Chinese commercial space companies, almost all having been establishing within the past 5 years. To pick one, or even a handful, as the leading Chinese commercial space companies is no easy task, with hoards to choose from, and with most of the companies being new enough to not actually be … More DFH Episode 6 – An Exclusive Conversation with Landspace (Feat. Kevin XU)

DFH Episode 2 – China’s Long March to Commercial Launch

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