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The Number Of Space Launches Is Expected To Exceed 40 For The First Time In 2021

Feb 26, 2021

In 2021, the number of space launches is expected to exceed 40 for the first time.We are looking forward to the manned space station project, the "Tianwen 1" fire exploration module, and the launch of a number of satellites for civil space infrastructure services.The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) released the Blue Book of China's Space Science and Technology Activities (2020) in Beijing on Feb. 24, which takes stock of global space activities in 2020 and unveiled the company's space program for 2021.

Major spaceflight countries will attach great importance to the strategic position of space and advance relevant strategic deployment in 2020, according to the blue book.According to the blue book, a total of 114 missions were launched in 2020, equaling the record number of launches since 1991, and a total of 1,277 spacecraft were launched, setting a new record.

Among them, China carried out 39 space launches and launched 89 spacecraft, with the total mass of launched spacecraft reaching 103.06 tons, a 29.3 percent increase from the previous year.China has continued to make major breakthroughs in space launches, ranking second in both the number of launches and the mass of its payload.

As the leading force in China's space science and technology industry, the Long March series carrier rockets developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will carry out 34 launch missions and launch 82 spacecraft in 2020, accounting for 92.1 percent of China's total launch number and 99.2 percent of the total launch mass, ranking first among space companies in the world in the number of launches.

The number of launches is expected to exceed 40 for the first time in 2021, according to the blue book.The manned space station project has entered the stage of verification and construction of key technologies.The spacecraft will orbit, orbit and patrol Mars for the first time in China.A number of satellites for civil space infrastructure operations have been launched to meet the needs of China's economic construction and scientific and technological development.

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