Guangzhou attempts to create a Chinese commercial space cluster like Geely


Guangzhou creates a large space cluster in the city to host new ventures similar to Geely Technology Group’s new space head office.

Facts about Geely –

  • The company is a global auto manufacturer that owns Volvo cars
  • Geely also is a subsidiary of Daimler AG
  • The company plans to build a space head office in the Nansha district so that the production of its satellite and communications technology is monitored.
  • Geely builds a low-earth orbit to facilitate self-drive automobile navigation, network, and communication.
  • Developing satellites is a recent initiative with valid permissions.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences affirms the development of an industrial center in Nansha for CAS Space Exploration. Shikong Tansuo (Head at Geely group) is responsible for Geely space subsidiaries which include the following:

  • Geespace
  • Xingkong Zhilian
  • Shanghai Aerospace
  • SpaceOK (satellite firm)

The interventions also cover satellite administration, land stations, and satellite maintenance. Geely satellites fly on CAS Space rockets since it is a constituent of a Guangzhou space cluster.

As per the Nansha government, the target is to develop production chains that involve satellites in midstream and rockets in upstream accompanied with downstream applications. The district announces its aim to be one of the largest Asian commercial spaceports. China has a large national space cluster in Beijing and Shanghai. In addition, newer industrial establishment centers in Wuhan, Xi’an, and other locations.

Geely reveals its partnership on 30th March at the Nansha sub-forum of the Guangzhou Annual Investment Conference. The conference is a part of the larger investment worth $40.4 billion (264.8 billion yuan). The investment is split between technology advancements, transport, financial services, and infrastructure. According to the government of Guangzhou, the recent space headquarters are directed towards relevant industries – the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Greater Bay Area.

In December 2018, CAS Space labels Beijing Zhongke Aerospace Exploration Technology Company, Ltd. The focus is on the robust rockets before the movement to additional advancement in the liquid propellant launchers. Plans surface that in September the firm to fire the ZK-1A solid rocket that has a capacity of 1.5 tons to LEO. China’s largest solid orbital space rocket in the position of payload size is the ZK-1A during its launch.

On the other hand, on 2nd April, CAS Space achieves success while conducting a 23 kg vertical launch and landing in order to find potential sea – bases. This transition contributes a huge part of the effort which is line to build recyclable ZK launch vehicles. The ZK launchers have a wide range from 1 metric ton to about an LEO or even up to 15 tonnes because of their three-core rocket configuration. Significant cost-saving result orientation is under projection for both its reusability and sea–launch recoverability.

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