Updates on Chinese Space Missions: ZhuQue-3 Shifts Position, Tianlong-3 Receives Engine Upgrades, and Successful Launches of Chang Zheng Rockets

China’s aerospace industry is making significant progress, with startup companies LandSpace and Deep Blue Aerospace advancing their rocket programs. LandSpace’s ZhuQue-3 rocket is progressing faster than expected, with the first launch scheduled for mid-2025. The rocket’s ability to recover its first stage during the maiden flight and its payload capacity of 18.3 tonnes to low-Earth orbit aim to reduce costs. Deep Blue Aerospace is nearing its first orbital launch with the Xingyun-1 rocket, with

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Recent Launch Updates: SpaceX Maintains Rapid Launch Pace as Delta IV Heavy Prepares for Follow-up Launch after Scrub

SpaceX is set to continue its rapid launch pace in April after a record-breaking 12 Falcon 9 launches in March. The company has several missions planned for the upcoming week, including a Starlink flight and three more Falcon 9 launches. However, the high frequency of SpaceX missions makes them vulnerable to schedule changes when delays occur. A weather delay for the Starlink Group 7-18 mission is expected to impact the Starlink 8-1 launch. On April 1st, SpaceX

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A Comprehensive Look at China’s Current Moon Plans, Updates on Commercial Companies, and the Progress of Wenchang Commercial Pad

China is making significant progress in its lunar exploration plans and the development of commercial space activities, according to recent updates. The country’s lunar missions, including Chang’e-6 and Chang’e-7, aim to explore the far side of the Moon and conduct environmental and resource surveys of the lunar south pole. These missions are scheduled to launch in 2022 and 2026, respectively, using the Chang Zheng 5 rocket. China also revealed plans for a crewed lunar landing before 2030

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Two Missions to the International Space Station, Including the Inaugural Dragon 2 Launch from SLC-40: A Comprehensive Roundup

SpaceX, China, Russia, and Rocket Lab are all preparing for multiple launches this week, contributing to the exciting developments in the space industry. SpaceX aims to achieve a total of 10 launches in March alone, with one of the highlights being the inaugural launch of a SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This mission, CRS-30, will head to the International Space Station (ISS) and utilize the

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Upcoming Launches: SpaceX Plans Two Starlink Missions, China’s Chang Zheng 5 Launch Scheduled

Spaceflight enthusiasts have a thrilling week ahead as SpaceX, China, and Roscosmos prepare for multiple launches. SpaceX has two Starlink missions scheduled, China is gearing up for two payloads on the Chang Zheng 5 (CZ-5) rocket, and Roscosmos is ready to launch Russian-built satellites using the Soyuz rocket.

SpaceX began the week with the successful launch of the Starlink Group 7-15 mission on February 22. The mission carried 22 Starlink v

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An In-depth Look at Recent Space Launches: NASA’s PACE Mission, Chinese Art Satellites, and Multiple Starlink Missions

February is proving to be an eventful month for space launches, with China and the United States taking center stage. China successfully launched a Long March 2C rocket on February 2nd, carrying 11 satellites for the Geely Constellation, a project by Chinese car manufacturer Geely Technology Group. These satellites will aid in the company’s self-driving navigation technology and also carry ocean observation instruments. On February 3rd, China launched the Jielong-3 rocket from a barge in

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