China Space Forum was held from December 5th to 6th, 2018. Mr Weng Jingnong, Executive Director of the Centre, Dean of International School, Beihang University and thirty (30) participants from the Centre were invited to attend it.
The forum had many sessions and programs including theme report, high-end dialogue, technology release and product exhibition. After the preliminary report presentations, an agreement was signed between the European Community and China, which would improve the cooperation in space consultation. Through the agreement, experience of many business models will be shared and technical support will be provided, focusing on expanding the space technology applications in both continents.
Eight (8) panel discussions were hosted by the forum. Participants from different countries and organizations were involved in the discussion. Among them, “International cooperation and policy interpretation of aerospace” was attended by Ms. Jiang Hui, Division Director of Department of International Cooperation, CNSA, Mr. Weng Jingnong, Executive Director of the Centre, Dean of International School, Beihang University, Mr. Nasir Mahmood, Director General of Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs of APSCO and other three (3) distinguished guests. The discussion explored major topics such as international cooperation and policy, sustainable development of space technology, international cooperation in space projects, orderly development and utilization of space resources and environment and space technology culture and education. Mr. Weng Jingnong introduced the latest progress of the UN Regional Centre in China in the fields of aerospace international talent training, resource sharing and capacity building. He hoped that the younger generation would be able to “excel the last one just as in the Changjiang River the waves behind drive on those ahead” and make greater contributions to the international cooperation and the development of aerospace, and help achieve the “Space2030 Agenda”.
The forum allowed the participants to gain knowledge about current and future trends in space. Some of the participants gave their opinions regarding the forum.
“I think this is a nice experience and let me understand how an evolving industry is changing the market and businesses models. I also understand that a full solution for micro-satellite products requires the satellite design, satellite manufacturing, launch service and on-orbit operation. The current requirements also need short-cycle solutions. It means that the process from the demand of the product should be lower than one year. The solution also involves a package price which includes all services such as design, manufacture, launch and operation. I also understand that telecommunications and space technologies industries complement each other for emerging developing projects. It is the first time I hear about the satellite’s insurance. So, technology not only opens opportunities for science but also for finance and risk management majors.”
—Marcelo Fernando Condori Mendoza (Bolivia), RS&GIS
“China Space Forum and the panel discussion is a perfect opportunity for us as people and students from developing countries to learn about the details of development path that china been through. Several new ideas such a space insurance could be copied from china. These learning methods might be copied but not limited to copying from china and they might result in future cooperation between two countries as well. The environment of the Forum is very delightful as well. At the end, I thank the Centre for providing this great opportunity for us.”
—Amir Hossein Alikhah Mishamandari (Iran), Micro-satellite
“The China Space Forum was very interesting. It covers a wide range of topics, such as current Chinese High-Resolution Earth Observation capabilities, nano and micro-satellite development in China, space insurance industry, Chinese government and private sector strategies for international cooperation on space industry, telecommunications trend on HTS, GNSS application trends and the emerging industry of Chinese private companies for launch vehicles. It give me a good understanding about current and future space industry in China.”
—Elyka Abello (Venezuela), Micro-satellite