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August 28 – September 3, 2017 / Vol 36, No 35 / Hawai`i Island, USA

25 Aug 2017, 20:13 UTC
August 28 – September 3, 2017 / Vol 36, No 35 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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China Independent Commercial Space Forum Engaging International Participation

The 3rd China (International) Commercial Space Forum is being held 29-30 August in Wuhan, Hubei Province in Central China at the convergence of the Han river with the Yangtze. Around 700 industry leaders from over 200 organizations are in attendance with the goal of further promoting and facilitate cooperation projects for China commercial aerospace internationally while sharing in-depth ideas on technologies, business models, and management concepts. CCSF is organized with the support of Beijing Institute of Aerospace Information and leadership of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation. CASIC is a large state-owned hi-tech enterprise chaired by Gao Hongwei, encompassing 7 academies, 2 scientific R&D bases, 6 public listed companies, 620 other companies / institutes, and 120,000 employees. Another Forum host China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced plans for commercial sea launch operations. NewSpace-style startups are also emerging in China with projections for the national commercial space sector to expand to US$120B by 2020. There are commercial launch companies LandSpace, ExPace and OneSpace, as well as other space related enterprises Commsat, Spacety, Zhejiang Lizhui Electronic Technology and Guangdong Kechuang Spaceflight. Strategic interest in space resources utilization is explored in detail in ...

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