China


2017 – Chinese Government Space Budget

The Chinese space budget is not publicly available. However, Chinese capabilities and space projects provide indicators for informed estimates of the nation’s space budget... The Chinese space budget is not…

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2017 – Launch Industry

In 2017, there were ## launch attempts, ## of which were successful. In 2017, there were 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators…

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2017 – Chinese Spaceports

In 2017, China continued using its ## spaceports for orbital launches. The spaceports were involved in a total of ## launch... In 2017, China continued using its four spaceports for…

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2017 – Military Satellites

National security drives national efforts to acquire and operate military satellites. While there some exceptions, most military satellites have very similar capabilities as their commercial... National security drives national efforts…

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2017 – Meteorology

Only ## satellites with a dedicated meteorological focus were deployed during 2017—less than ##% of ## spacecraft deployed during that year. It was also a drop from the number of…

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2017 – BeiDou

In 2017, China continued expanding its BeiDou constellation, the nation’s space-based PNT system. Launching ## BeiDou satellites, the nation’s share increased to... In 2017, China continued expanding its BeiDou constellation,…

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2017 – China Space Stations

During 2016, China launched its latest space station, Tiangong-2. Chinese taikonauts lived aboard the new space station for 30 days before returning to... During 2016, China launched its latest space…

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2017 – China Launch, Human

China is one of three nations to have launched humans into orbit with indigenous launch vehicles, but there were no such launches in 2017. The most recent... China is one…

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2016 – Orbital Human Space Launch

The 52 years since the inauguration of human spaceflight have witnessed great strides in developing the technology required to support human life in orbit and... The 52 years since the…

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