17 June 2019
The space industry’s biggest fundraising story over the past 5 years has been the enormous increase in the number of constellations aiming to offer broadband services from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). While most of the funding has gone to western constellation companies, China has been eyeing these developments with some interest, and a handful of Chinese companies have emerged aiming to offer a similar constellation business model. Who are these Chinese LEO constellations?
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27 August 2019
October 2018, Shanghai Marvel Technology Company (also known as Marvel Tech) launched a prototype satellite that became the world’s first outer space gene bank. Marvel Tech branded the product DSPACE(DNA in Space) ,and saw a possible utilization of this technology to help colonize Mars. In short, Marvel Tech would send genes to Mars to ensure a genetically diversified civilization, and potentially simplified many of the current problems that would be faced by humans on long duration interplanetary travel.
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13 August 2019
China is becoming the focal point of international relations as it has started spreading its assets across different verticals around the world. While the country’s national interests remain the first priority for its economic growth, CSS will pave the way for China to strengthen its international partnerships with both developed and developing nations.
Overall, CSS will help China to position itself in-line with the USA and Russia.
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17 June 2019
China Satellite Communications Company Limited - better known as ChinaSat - is by far the largest satellite operator in China. As the primary operator in what has been an effectively closed, monopolistic Chinese satcom market, ChinaSat can have a tendency to fly under the radar in the west, though this has started to change. With new satellites being launched in late 2019 and into the early 2020s, and with an increasing amount of capacity outside of China, ChinaSat is likely to start having a bigger impact on international markets in the coming years, for several reasons.
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17 June 2019
A western luxury hotel brand is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a Chinese People’s Liberation Army-controlled launch site. The space industry in China has generally been not so commercial, not so western, and pretty much austere. To envision an iconic American brand benefiting from the construction of such a launch site is counterintuitive. And yet, on Hainan Island, such an unlikely scenario has played out at China’s fourth launch site, Wenchang.
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19 July 2019
In the new era of science and technology with "unprecedented changes in a century", people have called for more leading innovations. At such a turning point, commercial aerospace industry has also achieved unprecedented rapid development. China’s commercial medium-size reusable rocket company, Galactic Energy, has just delivered a message which will bring more hope to this industry. Being reusable is the future. Who’s working on a Chinese version of Falcon 9?
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