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Beijing E-Town hosts China Astronautics Day commercial space seminar

Updated: 2024-04-26

Beijing E-town hosted a commercial space seminar as part of the China Astronautics Day celebration on April 21. 


The commercial space seminar is held as part of the China Astronautics Day celebration. [Photo/beijingetown.com.cn]

Several industry experts presented reports on reusable launch vehicle development and collaborative innovation pathways, and participated in discussions on commercial space routine launches, commercial space shared factory construction, and accelerated application layout.

The event also launched the Zhongguancun ETrong Commercial Space Alliance. 

This alliance was initiated by Beijing Yizhuang Xingjian Technology Industry Development Co, as it introduced the first batch of 39 member units including Zhongke Aerospace, LandSpace, and Galactic Energy. 


Zhongguancun ETrong Commercial Space Alliance is launched at the event. [Photo/beijingetown.com.cn]

Its goal is to strengthen cooperation and coordination among enterprises, research institutions, and universities.

The "Beijing Reusable Rocket Technology Innovation Center (under preparation)," which was inaugurated on Feb 3, is forming its construction plan. 

The innovation center focuses on the development of reusable commercial rockets and promoting high-quality industrial growth, with key focus areas including the research and development of reusable rocket core and common technologies, building a common technology service platform, and constructing a high-quality ecosystem.

In 2023, Beijing executed a total of 14 commercial rocket launches, 13 of them from Beijing E-Town. 

According to officials from the Beijing E-Town, the area has gathered many commercial space enterprises, covering fields such as launch vehicles, satellite manufacturing, satellite applications, model support, ground equipment, and technology applications. 

E-Town houses more than 75 percent of the entire country's commercial rocket development enterprises and has achieved several "firsts" in the commercial space sector.