Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .




DRAGON SPACE
China's space industry to see accelerated expansion over next 10 years
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Nov 07, 2011


The next significant events will be the launching of Shenzhou-9 and -10, and one of the missions will be manned.

China's space industry will develop quickly over the next 10 years as the country pushes ahead with its space programs after its first space docking on Thursday.

Lab modules, a space station and 10 to 20 spaceships will be launched into space over the next 10 years, the Shanghai Securities News said Friday, but did not reveal its source.

The country will spend around 300 billion yuan (47.47 billion U.S. dollars) in manufacturing those craft, according to the newspaper.

There are 20 or so space voyages being planned in China, the newspaper reported, citing Wu Ping, spokeswoman of China's manned space program. The spaceflights will shore up demand for spacecraft manufacturing and launch services.

Space infrastructure has been included as one of China's strategic new industries which the government plans to foster over the next five years.

China started its three-stage manned space program in 1992.

In the first stage the country sent the astronaut, Yang Liwei, into space as part of the Shenzhou-5 mission in 2003. It was the first time for China to send a person into space.

Also as part of the initial stage, two astronauts conducted extravehicular activities during the Shenzhou-7 mission in 2008.

Now during the second stage China is focusing on space docking.

It achieved its first space docking in wee hours of Thursday when Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8 connected in space.

The next significant events will be the launching of Shenzhou-9 and -10, and one of the missions will be manned.

China will complete the second stage after it establishes its own space lab around 2016, Wu said.

In the third stage, China plans to develop and launch multiple space modules, with a goal of assembling a 60-tonne manned space station in 2020.

"The successful docking means China will enter a phase of massive production of spacecraft. The space economy is about to take off," according to Dongxing Securities.

.


Related Links
Shenzhou Special Report at Xinhua News
The Chinese Space Program - News, Policy and Technology
China News from SinoDaily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





DRAGON SPACE
Will China's next space mission be manned?
Beijing (XNA) Nov 07, 2011
An interview with Huang Weifen, deputy chief director of China's astronaut program. b>Reporter: /b>When will Chinese astronauts perform the space rendezvous and docking task? b>Huang Weifen: /b>According to the manned space exploration program, China will make a technological breakthrough and fully master the manned and unmanned rendezvous and docking technology by 2012 through e ... read more


DRAGON SPACE
Lunar Probe to search for water on Moon

Subtly Shaded Map of Moon Reveals Titanium Treasure Troves

NASA's Moon Twins Going Their Own Way

Titanium treasure found on Moon

DRAGON SPACE
Russia aims for first conquest of Mars

Welcome back and thank you, Mars500

Return from virtual flight to Mars

Scientists reveal jealousies on 'mission to Mars'

DRAGON SPACE
Voyager 2 to Switch to Backup Thruster Set

Boeing to Build Commercial Spacecraft at Kennedy, Create 550 Jobs

Virgin Galactic selects second pilot

NASA Signs Agreement with Space Florida to Reuse Kennedy Facilities

DRAGON SPACE
China space prowess benefits world

China's space industry to see accelerated expansion over next 10 years

Will China's next space mission be manned?

China has Australia space tracking station: report

DRAGON SPACE
New Supply Ship Arrives, Departure Preps and Science Under Way

Russian space freighter docks with orbital station

Progress Successfully Docks With ISS

Russian Progress space freighter undocks from ISS

DRAGON SPACE
Arianespace's no. 2 Soyuz begins taking shape for launch from the Spaceport in French Guiana

Vega getting ready for exploitation

MSU satellite orbits the Earth after early morning launch

NASA Launches Multi-Talented Earth-Observing Satellite

DRAGON SPACE
Three New Planets and a Mystery Object Discovered Outside Our Solar System

Dwarf planet sized up accurately as it blocks light of faint star

Herschel Finds Oceans of Water in Disk of Nearby Star

UH Astronomer Finds Planet in the Process of Forming

DRAGON SPACE
Trillions served: Massive, complex projects for DOE JGI 2012 Community Sequencing Program

Lockheed Martin Acquires Sim-Industries

Major breakthrough improves software reliability and security

Japan computer smashes speed record




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement