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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 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators accounted for 26 of the attempts, and 25 of the successes –making…

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2017 – Chinese Spaceports

In 2017, China continued using its four spaceports for orbital launches: Jiuquan, Taiyuan, Wenchang, and Xichang. The spaceports were involved in a total of 18 launch attempts. Jiuquan and Xichang…

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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 three satellites with a dedicated meteorological focus were deployed during 2017—less than 1% of 443 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 two BeiDou satellites, the nation’s share increased to 26% of all PNT satellites. The 25 Chinese…

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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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