Space companies looking at commercial space forum


On: Nov 2021

Leading players in the developing commercial space sector of the China have currently reviewed larger plans for the forthcoming years at a space forum that has been hosted in Wuhan. The space experts notified that 7th China Commercial Aerospace Forum (CCAF) has been organized in the city of Wuhan on 25th to 26th November, observed state-owned defense as well as topmost space giant called China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and a series of private and state-driven firms represent new modifications and plans for the upcoming months. CASIC as well as its subsidies are moving ahead along with around 80 satellite narrowband constellation that known as Xingyun.

It is also come up with a plan to initiate nearly 12 Xingyun-12 satellites in the next year to generate the 2nd stage of the 3-state constellation. Reportedly, the satellites are anticipated to be launched by Kuaizhou-1A rockets in pairs and worked by subsidiary Expace. Additionally, 7 inaugurations of the Kuaizhou-1A light release solid rocket are proposed for the upcoming 3 months for numerous customers. It is reported that the launcher moved back in action in the month of September after issued for a year. The latest launch carried out on 24th of November. CASIC had began in the previous year, but prior to the unsuccessful launch, that it had already to launch nearly 12 Xingyun satellites in this ongoing year. 

The CASIC operated around 68.8 square km of Wuhan National Aerospace Industrial Base that has created completely operational phase in February 2022. It has that much capacity of gathering as well as examining 20 solid rockets and developing 240 small satellites each year. The previous plans of CASIC for the Hongyun broadband constellation were not present. The expectation is the Hongyun and various same constellation proposes have been incorporated by a national plan of almost 13,000 satellite megaconstellation. Furthermore, the government of China captured the policy decision in the end of 2014 in order to open parts of the commercial space sector to private inclusion.

The private as well as state-owned spinoff commercial firms of China have initiated light-lift solid rockets, but first deploys of liquid propellent launchers that are predicted in the upcoming year. Apart from this, Landspace observes nearer to this wonderful launch, along with ground tests of the Zhuque-2 methane-liquid oxygen launch vehicle that is under development at Haiyang spaceport. The CEO of company, Zhang Changwu said that Zhuque-2 could release in the 1st quarter of 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the operation and supply chains of commercial space sector. Implementing new infrastructure has also been of massive significance, which illustrates a bottleneck to the expansion of space activities of China.