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
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