China to continue world-leading launch rate in 2020.


China to continue world-leading launch rate in 2020
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After the succesfully return to flight of the Long March 5 carrying  the satellite  Shijian-20 launched this december 27, 2019, the China major planned launches for 2020 include:
-The country’s first interplanetary mission to Mars, expected on July or August, to deploy an orbiter and rover (Huoxing-1).
-Launch the delayed mission Chang’e-5 for the lunar lander and sample return, before ending of the year 2020.
-The test flight of the Long March 5B , as soon as april 2020, for a new Chinese crew capsule and the initial assembly of the new space station.
-The test launch of the Long March 8, which is a liquid propellant rocket and the first Chinese test of vertical takeoff /vertical landing capabilities for an orbital launcher designed to fill a gap in launch to capabilities to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).

It is also possible to see the new launchers developed by commercial launching services of China :
-iSpace with Hyperbola-1.
-CASC China Rocket Co. Ltd. with Jielong-2.
-Beijing Xinghe Dongli Space Technology Co.Ltd., also know as Galactic Energy with the solid propelent launcher ‘Ceres-1’.

[1]Andrew Jones — December 3, 2019.  https://spacenews.com/china-to-continue-world-leading-launch-rate-in-2020/

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