China plans to launch more than 200 satellites in 2023

China is planning to launch more than 200 satellites in 60 space missions this year. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) informed in a statement on Wednesday.

China's space missions include Tianzhou-6 cargo, Shenzhou-16 and the Shenzhou-17 flight missions.

According to the statement released by CASC, BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System will witness the launches of three backup satellites.

China is also planning to construct a new-generation commercial remote-sensing satellite system.

In 2023 China will push forward the fourth phase of lunar exploration. Development of Chang'e-7, Mars probe Tianwen-2 are also in the cards, informed CASC.

CASC will reveal information related to rocket-carrying capacities. Commercial users can also expect launch opportunities in 2023. 

Carrier rocket Long March-6C,a variant of the new Long March 6A minus its solid side boosters, will be launched for the first time in 2023.

The Long March 5 will be in action again, having last flown in 2020.

China is expected to grow its Earth observation and reconnaissance capabilities.

CASC report also said that the Long March carrier rocket series of China is expected to exceed 500 launches in 2023.

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