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Chinese reusable technology – next dimension of competition with USA

China seems to spot how important is adding reusable technology to launch vehicles and started to improve pace of development of own technology, which could help in reducing prices of delivering payload to orbit. Once in 2016 Chinese news agency Xinhua informed about progress in development of reusable rockets program in China. News from April…
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Long March 7 started its journey to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center

New Chinese rocket, medium Long March 7 started its journey from China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology factory near Tianjin to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan, China. According to Xinhua news agency first Long March 7 rocket was loaded today to "Yuan Wang-21" cargo ship in the port of Tianjin. Destination is Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, most modern Chinese…
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Time for Chinese answer to reusable technology !

 Chinese space industry is not resting on its laurels and is trying to stay up to date with new technologies. After focusing on hypersonic propulsion which was unveiled in the end of the 2015 and developing own space station Tiangong, Chinese space industry took next challenge. It is reusable technology in rockets which was developed by present leaders - two…
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First Chinese commercial space company on horizon !

It seems that ultimately we will be able to separate Chinese military, civilian and commercial space program. It is highly possible that soon we will see establishing of first private space company in China. According to Xinhua news agency and their article from 15 March 2016, Chinese authorities are considering possibility of giving agree for establishing…
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New horizons to reach- next Chinese small launch vehicles in 2016 !

In spite of medium and heavy Long March rockets, China space industry is going to offer variety of adequate launch vehicles especially for being continuously downsized satellites. Please take a look on picture above and imagine that this man is holding imaging satellite. It weighs around 1 kg. Compare it to payload capacity of medium sized…
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