China plans to carry out 100 space launches in 2024

China plans to carry out 100 launches in 2024 as part of the National Space Program. This was reported in the Chinese corporation of aerospace science and technology (CASC).

In total this year, Beijing plans to send more than 300 satellites and devices into space.

At the same time, 70 launches will be carried out by CASC with missiles of the Chinese Long March family, the main carrying system of the space program, and the rest will be carried out by private companies with missiles of their own development.

In 2023, China carried out 67 launches, 17 of which were completed by private companies.

This year, China plans to send two manned and two cargo spacecraft to its own orbital station Tiangun.

In the first half of the year, the Chan-6 Mars-Road will also be launched, the purpose of which will be to collect samples of rocks and soil on the dark side of the moon, and the Zuetsyao retranspace, which will provide communication with the reverse side of the moon.

This year, Space-Basti-Band Astronomical Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM) of the joint development of the PRC and France, designed to study space in high-energy ranges, will also be launched into space.

In addition, during the year the Chinese seismo-electromagnetic satellite of CSES-the Chinese-Italian space mission, designed to monitor the electromagnetic field in the near-Earth orbit, will be launched.

CASC plans to carry out the first launches of two new Long March: Long march 6C and Long march 12.

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At the same time, on the island of Hainan in the south of the country it is planned to commission a new starting farmer, which will be used for launches.