China to have 200 orbiting spacecraft by 2020

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 05:40 hrs

Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) China will have more than 200 orbiting spacecraft by 2020, People's Daily reported Saturday.

In 2013, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp will implement space model emission for 16 times and plan to launch 20 spacecraft into the space.

Shenzhou 10 and Tiangong 1 will accomplish rendezvous and docking mission of manned space, the daily said.

Three spacecraft will achieve lunar soft landing detection for the first time.

According to officials, China will have the comprehensive ability of space exploration by 2020.

China's orbiting spacecraft will be more than 200, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the world.

At that time, China will finish the construction of global satellite navigation system and high resolution for earth observation system.

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