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China to have over 200 orbiting spacecrafts by 2020

(People's Daily Online)

18:07, January 25, 2013

Edited and translated by Li Qian, People's Daily Online

According to CASC (China aerospace science and technology corporation), China will have the comprehensive ability of space exploration and more than 200 orbiting spacecrafts by 2020.

In 2013, CASC will implement space model emission for 16 times and plan to launch 20 spacecrafts into the space.

Shenzhou 10 and Tiangong 1 will accomplish rendezvous and docking mission of manned space. Chang'e 3 spacecraft will achieve lunar soft landing detection for the first time and automatic tour of investigation.

According to the deployment, China will have the comprehensive ability of space exploration by 2020.

China's orbiting spacecrafts will be more than 200, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the world. It will launch 30 times annually, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the world. At that time, China will finish the construction of global satellite navigation system and high resolution for earth observation system.

At the same time, China will achieve globalization application of space infrastructure such as satellite communication, satellite navigation, satellite remote sensing and so on, and the overseas income will account for more than 15 percent, international business of aerospace and defense will account for 25 percent of operating revenues.


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