18 September 2020
China plans to launch Taiji 2, a satellite to conduct in-orbit experiments on key technologies related to space-based gravitational wave detection, before 2024, Wu Yueliang, Chief Scientist of the Taiji programme said on 18 September during the 2020 China Space Conference in Fuzhou, Fujian Province.
The Mars probe Tianwen 1 is in stable condition and was as of 8:30 BJT on 18 September at a distance of more than 18 million km away from Earth, Zhang Rongqiao, Chief Designer of China's 1st Mars exploration mission. reported at the ongoing 2020 China Space Conference.
China's satellite producer GalaxySpace announced that its new broadband communication satellite has entered the assembly stage after the company completed the development of satellite payloads.
Bao Weimin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Director of the Committee of Science and Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, told the conference audience that he envisions China will be able to operate regular spacecraft flights by 2045. The regular flights will include one-hour routes between global destinations, transportation between ground and orbit, and routes between orbits.