Understanding China’s Commercial Space Sector from an Indian Lens

Irina Liu and Bhavya Lal who are researchers at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provide insights from their study of China’s commercial space sector which used original documents and first-hand Chinese-language interviews with Chinese companies and China’s industry experts.

China has had a space program since roughly the same time that NASA was created in 1958. Since the 1970s, China has launched increasingly complicated military, robotic, and human missions into space, making China a major spacefaring nation. Until recently, however, China has not had a commercial space sector in which firms vie to sell space products and services to state and private customers domestically and internationally. Using original documents and first-hand Chinese-language interviews with Chinese companies and China’s industry experts, this report titled ‘Evaluation of China’s Commercial Space Sector’ provides a review of the current landscape of China’s nascent but growing commercial space sector.


The report can be downloaded at 
https://www.ida.org/research-and-publications/publications/all/e/ev/evaluation-of-chinas-commercial-space-sector

Subscribe to NewSpace India podcast using Apple podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, YouTube, Google podcast and any other app – https://newspaceindia.transistor.fm/subscribe

Support the NewSpace India podcast by becoming a Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/newspaceindia

Want to keep in touch with the NewSpace India community? Do join us on the Telegram group 
https://t.me/spaceindia 

For comments/suggestions, write to curator@newspaceindia.com