China Plans To Offer Reusable Commercial Satellites By 2020 Written 19 March 2018

Reuters reported that China plans to “begin offering recoverable satellites to commercial users between 2019 and 2020, the official state news agency Xinhua reported.” The country has successfully recovered more than 20 satellites “since 1975 and is confident its technology is highly reliable, said Zhang Hongtai, president of the China Academy of Space Technology, a satellite and spacecraft maker.” Hongtai added, “We plan to upgrade this technology in order to satisfy the needs of commercial users.” Chinese President Xi Jinping is “keen to advance China’s space program which lags its counterparts in the United States and Russia, saying it is needed to enhance national security and defense.”
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