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Your Weekly China Space Industry Summary, with a touch of eccentricity and some attempts at humor.

Your Weekly China Space Industry Summary, with a touch of eccentricity and some attempts at humor.

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DFH #46: Wuhan's Expanding Space Efforts 🛰️ 🚀 Comments on China's Starlink Response 🇨🇳 and Rocket Sled Engines

Editor's Note: as a news platform with significant connection to China, and with some overlap with the aerospace industry, yesterday's plane crash in Guangxi Province was a deeply saddening and horrifying event. We send our sympathies and thoughts to anyone i…

 
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DFH #45: The Two Sessions, Part Deux 🇨🇳 Impact of Russian-Ukraine War on Chinese Space Sector 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 Engine Test from Galactic Energy 🚀

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 7-13 March 2022. This week, we bring more news fromChina's Two Sessions, unpack Daxing District's subsidies for iSpace, bring news of a couple of new constellation announcements, and a whole lot more!

 
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DFH #44: China's Two Sessions 🇨🇳 🎤 Space Theme Parks 🧑🏻‍🚀🎢 and Hall-Effect Thrusters 🛰️

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 28 Feb - 6 March 2022. This week, we break down the beginning of China's Two Sessions, provide some more updates on 3D printed rockets, and bring attention to a new company developing Hall-Effect thruste…

 
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DFH #43: a record launch signaling the arrival of rideshare in China 🚀 🛰️, a Chinese Saturn mission 🪐 🇨🇳, and much more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 21-27 Feb 2022. This week, in addition to the usual news roundup, we will present the first in our Orbital Gateway Consulting Insights series with a couple of high-level tidbits from some recent studies.…

 
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DFH #42: Updates from China's Answer to Starlink 🛰️ 🇨🇳, In-Flight Connectivity in China ✈️ 📡, and a Whole Lot More!

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 14-20 Feb 2022. This week, we focus on China SatNet and its answer to Starlink in the Highlight of the Week. We also analyse updates on in-flight connectivity (IFC) developments, Shandong Industrial &amp…

 
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DFH #41: CASC's Blue Book 📘 🚀, first images of the Wentian Lab Module 👨🏻‍🚀 🛰️, President Xi Talks Space with Leaders

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 7-13 Feb 2022. This week was a somewhat slow week given that many of China's more traditional space companies remained on Chinese New Year holiday for a 2nd week ending on 12 Feb, but nonetheless we did …

 
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DFH #40: Year of the Tiger 🧧🐯, US response to near-collision claims 🇺🇸 🛰️, China-Russia satnav agreement 🇨🇳 🇷🇺 and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 31 Jan- 6 Feb 2022. First, a short welcome to the Year of the Tiger, and a Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year to all of our readers! This week saw announcements including a satnav agreement between China and R…

 
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DFHour #39: China's 2021 Space White Paper 🇨🇳 📄 A Record Month for Funding 🚀💴 and More

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 24-30 Jan 2022. This week, we discuss the publication of China's five-yearly Space White Paper, a record month for funding amidst record years for China's commercial launch firms, a satellite docking man…

 
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DFHour #38: An Avalanche of Funding Rounds 💰🛰️, China's Planetary Defense Ambitions 🌍🛡, and More 🚀

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 17-23 Jan 2022. This week, we discuss China’s Planetary Defense ambitions, along with the potential for 2022 to become the year of the surge of Chinese small satellite production capabilities, China's lo…

 
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DFHour #37: A new space alliance, China's mini artificial Moon, and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 10-16 Jan 2022. Between the formation of a space alliance, China's miniature artificial Moon and CALT's contribution to China’s Olympic bobsled dreams, this week's news are particularly diverse and color…

 
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DFHour #36: What to expect from the Chinese Space Station this year, Laser ISL from HiStarlink, and more!

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 3-9 Jan 2022. This week, we analyze what to expect for the Chinese Space Station in 2022, and also review last week's main updates of the Chinese space sector, including launch plans by CASC, the debut o…

 
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DFHour #35: New Year wishes, China-Russia lunar plans, Starlink/CSS near collision and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 27 Dec-2 Jan 2021. First of all, we wish everyone a happy new year! Before the analysis of the main updates of the week, the Highlight will be dedicated to new year wishes and announcements in the Chines…

 
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DFHour #34--The Year in Review, Crypto Millionaires and Blue Origin, and Supersonic Planes

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 20-26 Dec 2021. As the year is drawing to an end, we take a step back and reflect on the trends that shaped the Chinese space sector in 2021. For a deeper analysis of such trends, check out our latest DF…

 
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DFHour #33: Growing Pains for Expace, Updates on Geely, Rocket Pi's Fundraising, and a Happy Holidays! 🚀 🎄 🕎

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 13-19 Dec 2021. This week we were reminded that space is hard, as Expace saw its KZ-1A rocket fail for the 2nd time in 14 attempts. At the same time, the depth of Chinese space that we referred to in las…

 
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DFHour #32: Galactic Energy nails their 2nd launch, science lessons from the CSS and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 6-12 Dec 2021. Last week's developments illustrate the depth of the Chinese commercial space sector. We analyse this idea in the present newsletter, along with the many updates in launch, manufacturing, …

 
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DFHour #31: An interview with Landspace's CEO, China's Space Diplomacy, Alibaba Hiring for LEO, and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 29 Nov-5 Dec 2021. This week, we analyse China's space and nuclear diplomacy through its recent meetings with Argentina, Ukraine and Italy to discuss space, nuclear and defense-related issues - along wit…

 
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DFHour #30: launch news from CCAF, SpaceX rejects Chinese money, and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 22-28 Nov 2021. The most notable event of last week being the 2021 China Commercial Aerospace Forum, this issue will focus on the avalanche of launch-related updates at the 3-day event. Next week's issue…

 
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DFHour #29: US-China space race, China's growing ambitions in sea launch and much more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 15-21 Nov 2021. This week, before giving a summary of the most relevant pieces of news per sectors, we specifically discuss whether or not there is a space race between the United States and China. As al…

 
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DFHour#28: 1st EVA performed by Chinese female taikonaut, Net Zero Space Initiative and more!

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 8-14 Nov 2021. This week saw the first EVA by a female Taikonaut, with Wang Yaping performing the EVA alongside Zhai Zhigong, and as such we give her a shoutout in our weekly highlight. Check out our wee…

 
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DFHour#27: Linkspace's successful pump-fed engine test, Shenzhou-13 1st EVA and more

Welcome to the Dongfang Hour China Space Newsletter for 1-7 Nov 2021. In addition to analyzing the weekly news, this week's newsletter focuses on China's projection of space power in the Highlight of the Week. Enjoy this edition, and also check out our weekly…