18 September 2020
China plans to launch Taiji 2, a satellite to conduct in-orbit experiments on key technologies related to space-based gravitational wave detection, before 2024, Wu Yueliang, Chief Scientist of the Taiji programme said on 18 September during the 2020 China Space Conference in Fuzhou, Fujian Province.
The Mars probe Tianwen 1 is in stable condition and was as of 8:30 BJT on 18 September at a distance of more than 18 million km away from Earth, Zhang Rongqiao, Chief Designer of China's 1st Mars exploration mission. reported at the ongoing 2020 China Space Conference.
China's satellite producer GalaxySpace announced that its new broadband communication satellite has entered the assembly stage after the company completed the development of satellite payloads.
Bao Weimin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Director of the Committee of Science and Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, told the conference audience that he envisions China will be able to operate regular spacecraft flights by 2045. The regular flights will include one-hour routes between global destinations, transportation between ground and orbit, and routes between orbits.

18 September 2020
The State-owned space conglomerate China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp is working with local authorities in Shandong province to set up a manufacturing complex for solid-propellant carrier rockets. The complex will be able to make and test all types of major parts on a solid-propellant rocket, including its engines. Furthermore, it will also hold satellite production and testing facilities. An industrial hub in Shandong, Yantai is aspiring to develop a space industry to tap the rapidly expanding market of commercial space. The city government said its goal is to build Haiyang into a "home port for space activity".
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17 September 2020
At the 22nd China International Industry Fair (CIIF), currently taking place in Shanghai, visitors can have a look at a model of Mars probe Tianwen 1 and a new medium-sized carrier rocket, developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.
The liquid-fuelled rocket is 59 m long, has a take-off thrust of about 500 t and a take-off weight of about 430 t. SAST told media that the new rocket is scheduled for its first flight during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). It will compete in the commercial market for launches of domestic and foreign commercial satellites and payloads, providing economical, efficient and convenient launch services.
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15 September 2020
Cindy Pom produced a mini documentary on the current status of China's space ambitions. The 7 min video can be seen on her YouTube channel "Newsthink".
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15 September 2020
Egypt is planning new major space projects to be launched by 2022. The information was reported on 12 September by Mohamed El-Qosi, the CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency. The projects include a collaboration with China for the launch of two satellites, one in 2021 and the second in 2022. One of these space equipment will have a high-resolution imaging capability and will be used for Earth observation.
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16 September 2020
Among the nine satellites lifted by the Long March 11 carrier rocket's sea-based mission on 15 September, one has drawn more attention than others as it will strive to entertain users of one of the most popular Chinese websites. The 42-kilogram Bilibili Video Satellite is tasked with observing Earth and other celestial bodies as well as taking videos and pictures at an altitude of 535 kilometers.
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