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Full Text: China's Space Activities in 2011 (13)

12-29-2011 14:06 BJT Special Report:China Issues White Paper on Space Exploration |

Commercial activities

China actively promotes the participation of Chinese enterprises in international commercial activities in the space field. China has exported whole satellites and made in-orbit delivery of communications satellites to Nigeria, Venezuela and Pakistan; provided commercial launch services for the Palapa-D satellite of Indonesia and the W3C satellite of Eutelsat, and signed commercial satellite and ground system export contracts with Bolivia, Laos, Belarus and other countries.

3. Key Cooperation Areas

In the next five years, China's international space exchanges and cooperation will be mainly in the following areas:

-- Scientific research on space astronomy, space physics, micro-gravity science, space life science, deep-space exploration, space debris and other areas.

-- Applications of Earth observation satellites in environment and disaster monitoring, global climate change monitoring and forecasting, marine monitoring and other areas.

-- Applications of communications satellites in broadcasting and television, long-distance education, telemedicine and other areas.

-- Applied technological cooperation, research and development of terminal equipment, reinforced facility building, specific industrial services and other areas of satellite navigation systems.

-- Technological cooperation on a space lab and a space station in China's human spaceflight program; space science research and experiments and other areas.

-- Space TT&C cooperation, support and others.

-- Commercial satellite launch service, import and export of whole satellites, satellite parts and components, import and export of ground test equipment, and building and service of satellite ground TT&C and satellite application facilities as well as related services, etc.

-- Personnel exchanges and training in the field of space.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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