China News Agency, Beijing, February 9 (Ma Shuisha) The press conference of the "Blue Book of China's Aerospace Science and Technology Activities (2021)" (referred to as "Blue Book") was held in Beijing on the 9th.
The reporter learned from the meeting that in 2022, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation plans to arrange more than 50 space launch missions and launch more than 140 spacecraft.
According to the "Blue Book", a total of 146 launch missions will be carried out around the world in 2021, the highest number of launches since 1957; the total number of launched spacecraft is 1,846, a record high, with a total mass of 777.70 tons, the largest since the retirement of the space shuttle.
Among them, the United States carried out 51 space launches, with a total mass of 403.34 tons of launch loads, exceeding the total mass of spacecraft launched by other countries.
China has carried out 55 launches, ranking first in the world in the number of launches, and second in the world in terms of the total mass of the launch payload, reaching 191.19 tons.
The launch payloads of Russia, Europe, Japan and India rank third to sixth in the world respectively.
The "Blue Book" shows that in 2021, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's Long March series of launch vehicles will complete 48 launch missions, all of which have been successful, ranking first in the world's aerospace companies in the number of launches, with a total of 103 spacecraft launched with a total mass of 189.65 tons.
Looking forward to 2022, Ma Tao, deputy director of the aerospace department of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said at the press conference that the group plans to arrange more than 50 space launch missions, launch more than 140 spacecraft, and complete the first flight of the Long March 6A carrier rocket. The second manned space project launch mission, launched a number of national civil space infrastructure scientific research satellites and operational satellites, carried out multiple commercial launch missions, and will also focus on the fourth phase of the lunar exploration project, asteroid probes, etc. development work.
In terms of rocket launches, Chen Xiaofei, deputy chief designer of the Long March 8 carrier rocket of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said that the Long March 8 Yao 2 carrier rocket will be launched at the end of February and early March, and this launch is a new one without boosters. The first flight of the configuration is also a shared launch of multiple users. It will launch 22 satellites, setting a record for the largest number of satellites launched in China at one time.
"In addition to the Long March-8 Yao-2 carrier rocket, the Long March-8 carrier rocket will also complete the final assembly of the first round and put seven rounds into production this year, and will continue to participate in the demonstration and support work of various tasks, and contribute to the follow-up Internet constellation networking and other major projects. Good support." Chen Xiaofei said.
In addition, according to Long Wei, deputy commander of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's first Long March 11 carrier rocket and Jielong 3 carrier rocket, as the first type of commercial carrier rocket designed with cost as the primary constraint, 2022 will be The key year for the first flight of Jielong 3 will also be the first year for the model to launch high-density applications.