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Chinese Government Space Budget

Chinese Government Space Budget

China is one of three nations, along with the United States and Russia, capable of launching humans to space, though it has not done so since 2013. China is developing its own space station, with plans to launch the first of four domestically developed modules in 2018. Chinese officials have stated that the station could accommodate two additional modules if international partners were interested in participating. The station would begin full operations around 2022, which would overlap with the operational period of the ISS.


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Year: 2014
The structure and organization of the Chinese space program is not transparent. This makes it difficult to obtain credible data on the Chinese national space enterprise, including budget and organization. Officially, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) sets overall guidance and policy...
Year: 2013
Country: China
Officially, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) sets overall guidance and policy for the entire space program. However, the CNSA is not the executing agency for China’s space program, nor do many China watchers believe that it sets top-level policy direction, acting instead more as a...
Year: 2012
Responsibility for Chinese space activities is shared by several agencies, including the China National Space Administration (CNSA), which serves as the public civil face of the Chinese space program, and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which operates the country’s overall government space...
Year: 2011
Responsibility for Chinese space activities is shared by several agencies, including the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which operates the country’s human spaceflight program and its launch centers. The structure and organization of the...
Year: 2010
Responsibility for Chinese space activities is shared by several agencies including the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which operates the country’s human spaceflight program and its launch centers. Data on the Chinese national space budget is...
Year: 2009
The Chinese civil space budget is not published, and estimates of spending vary widely. In 2005, the vice administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) stated that the Chinese space budget was US$## million. However, many analysts contend that annual Chinese civil space spending...
Year: 2008
Country: China, United States
China’s dramatic space progress in the past decade is linked to growing space expenditures through the civilian China National Space Agency (CNSA). Although China does not publish its civil space budget, in 2005 Luo Ge, the vice administrator of the CNSA, stated that the Chinese space budget was...
Year: 2007
Country: China
China’s space budget estimates generate much speculation. Obstacles to clarity include secrecy, the complexity of the Chinese budget system, purchasing power parity, and the overlap in civil and military spending. Estimates range from $## billion to $# billion. For the purposes of this report,...

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