For Dongfang Hour co-host Blaine, an American who has spent close to a decade living in China, the current state of US-China affairs is often hard to watch. Whatever your views are on the politics of the situation, on the individual issues that the two countries face, and on who might be right and wrong, … More DFH Episode 8 – Chinese Space from a US Perspective (feat. Ian Christensen & Rob Ronci)
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)
Good day and welcome to episode 5 of the Dongfang Hour, the China Aerospace and Tech Podcast. Today we are discussing China’s funky space industry. Before going into our list of funky projects, we will have two definitions of “funky” in this episode: Plain old funky. This refers to projects that are funky in every … More DFH Episode 5 – The Most Funky Space Projects in China
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?