China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation says it plans more than 40 space launches this year. Photo: STR/FP
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation says it plans more than 40 space launches this year. Photo: STR/FP

China-US space race heats up as Chinese firm plans over 40 launches this year

  • CASC forecasts an arduous year ahead to ‘accelerate the development of China as a space power’
  • China’s aims this year include finishing the Tiangong space station and signing a five-year agreement on space cooperation with Russia

Topic |   China's space programme
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation says it plans more than 40 space launches this year. Photo: STR/FP
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation says it plans more than 40 space launches this year. Photo: STR/FP
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