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 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
In 2020, China is undeniably one of the leading space-faring nations, among the other space pioneering countries which are the USA, Russia, the EU (as a trade block), and to a lesser extent Japan, India and Canada. Yet within this already heterogeneous lot, China is undeniably the odd man out, with a space industry that … More DFH Episode 1 – What Makes the Chinese Space Ecosystem Different?