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Re: China's space program
« Reply #1200 on: 02/22/2024 05:13 am »
So reusable 2nd stage of Long March 9 is something for 2040-2050? That is rather long time. I wonder if private company can step up and progress a bit faster, since private company in China are moving pretty fast.

A number of years ago I was talking to a US technology expert who had done an assessment of China's space industry, including going to China to talk to as many people as they could. They told me that commercial aerospace companies are majority-owned by the Chinese government. So the definitions don't apply to China in the same way as the West.

Actually, this PPT can explain nothing except that the Long March 9 has not been confirmed yet. Although the trend of the first and second stage recovery will not change, we can still see several versions of Long March 9 PPT.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #1201 on: 02/22/2024 05:22 am »
So reusable 2nd stage of Long March 9 is something for 2040-2050? That is rather long time. I wonder if private company can step up and progress a bit faster, since private company in China are moving pretty fast.

A number of years ago I was talking to a US technology expert who had done an assessment of China's space industry, including going to China to talk to as many people as they could. They told me that commercial aerospace companies are majority-owned by the Chinese government. So the definitions don't apply to China in the same way as the West.

The situations of different companies vary greatly, and their equity systems are quite different, which can be found in public information. It is not good to generalize in a simple and crude way. In addition, American experts tend to misunderstand the investment of local industrial funds, which do play a key role in the investment of some aerospace enterprises. I won't assume any intention behind this misunderstanding, but generally speaking, these industrial funds generally do not interfere with the operation of the enterprise itself.

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« Reply #1202 on: 03/07/2024 06:07 am »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #1203 on: 03/07/2024 06:21 am »
https://twitter.com/cnsawatcher/status/1765568260391538819

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Sun Zezhou, a researcher from CASC, mentioned that they aim to bring back soil from Mars by around 2030. CNSA successfully retrieved 1731 grams of lunar samples during the Chang'e 5 mission.  Full HD:


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« Reply #1204 on: 03/13/2024 06:42 am »

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« Reply #1205 on: 03/23/2024 05:05 pm »
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CASC plans 6 more Long March 8 launches this year, half basic and half improved models (8G). On March 20, it sent Queqiao II into Earth-Moon transfer orbit. Future missions and improvements await. Full HD:


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« Reply #1206 on: 03/24/2024 07:01 am »
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2024 will be a booming year of China’s commercial aerospace industry. Multiple space companies have or will set foot at the new Hainan Commercial Space Center. Full HD:


 

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