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Chinese to woo more international customers with advanced commercial aerospace technology

(People's Daily Online)    16:47, October 11, 2017

China is ready to win more customers in the world with its advanced and reliable aerospace technology as an increasing number of countries crave for commercial satellites.

In the coming decade, the world will see the launch of some 3,600 small satellites, whose manufacturing and launching costs could top $22 billion. More than 80 percent of them would come from US or Europe, predicted China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) in a WeChat article published on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, China will launch some 1,000 satellites for commercial use weighing 100 to 500 kilograms, CASC revealed.

Such space missions will be carried out by both traditional aerospace technology companies like CASC, as well as satellite startups, while the former, with its cutting-edge technology and excellent services, naturally stands out.

To better boost its image in the market, CASC has developed the Long March-11 carrier rocket and updated its Long March-6.

(Long March-11 carrier rocket. Photo/Courtesy of CASC)

(The launch of Long March-6 carrier rocket. Photo/Courtesy of CASC)

The multi-function rockets boast customized services, granting launches at specific times and into the requested orbit. It can offer timely launches, which can be completed within 48 hours after the docking.

The No.1 institute under CASC is also considering providing low-angle launches at sea and the technology for NanoSat launches, while the No.8 institute pledges to complete a commercial launch within three months after a cooperation deal is inked.

As of August this year, China’s Long March rocket series has completed 60 commercial satellite launches for customers in China and around the world. On Monday, China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, the VRSS-2, into preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert.

(Photo/Courtesy of CASC)

Export of Chinese satellites has also entered the market of many countries and regions, including Nigeria, Pakistan, Belarus, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. 

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(Web editor: Shan Xin, Bianji)

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