China to launch over 200 spacecraft in 2023 – Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) plans to launch more than 200 spacecraft on more than 60 space missions in 2023, according to a company report released Wednesday.

The CASC report unveiled the plans for the country’s space science and technology activities in 2023. According to the document, the flight missions of the Tianzhou-6, Shenzhou-16 and Shenzhou-17 cargo spacecraft will take place in the year to improve China’s ability to enter, use and explore space.

The BeiDou-3 satellite navigation system will see the launch of three spare satellites, according to the CASC. The construction of a new generation commercial remote sensing satellite system will be accelerated this year.

In 2023, CASC will significantly advance the fourth phase of lunar and planetary exploration, and develop the Chang’e-7 lunar probe, the Tianwen-2 Mars probe, as well as the orbiting microwave detection satellite. stationary.

The Long March-6C carrier rocket will make its maiden flight in 2023, while the Long March series carrier rockets are expected to exceed 500 total launches, according to the CASC report. End


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