On a sunny afternoon on September 10, 2021, the closed-door salon held by Lenovo Star Entrepreneurship Alliance with the theme of " Commercial Aerospace, Chasing the Space of Dreams——Into the Great Aerospace " was successfully held at Emposat Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Emposat"). This activity was one of the series of activities after the 7th Council of Lenovo Star. Yu Haixia, vice chairman of the 7th Council of Lenovo Star Entrepreneurship Alliance, introduced the participants and expressed her gratitude to all the participants.
©Yu Haixia, Vice Chairman of the 7th Council of Lenovo Star Entrepreneurship Alliance
Zhang Shancong, the special guest of the meeting, introduced the goals of the meeting from three aspects: industry information exchange, business docking, and imagining the future development of the industry.
Subsequently, Zhao Lei, chairman of Emposat Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Emposat"), introduced the development of Emposat. With the mission of "making satellites more usable and easier to use", Emposat is committed to providing global commercial satellites with low-cost, high-reliability, and more convenient one-stop solutions for satellite in-orbit comprehensive management and aerospace data applications. Zhao Lei gave a speech on the analysis of the current situation and development prospects of commercial aerospace industry infrastructure. Representatives such as Zhang Shancong and Zhang Gong, the founder of gagogroup, exchanged and discussed satellite Telemetry, Tracking & Command (TT&C), data transmission, downstream applications and other subdivisions, and compared and discussed optical satellites, laser satellites, and radar satellites.
©Zhao Lei, Chairman of Emposat Co., Ltd.
Next, the participants listened to the sharing of Yang Feng, the founder of Changsha Tianyi Space Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Spacety "). Established in 2015, Spacety has built a world-leading satellite data application service platform by independently mastering the development and batch production capabilities of small satellite platforms, satellite constellation operation capabilities, and data application service capabilities. Spacety has been established for 5 years. It has successfully completed 12 space missions and launched 21 satellites. The number of satellites launched ranks first among Chinese private satellite enterprises. It is currently the only commercial aerospace company in China that has achieved the closed-loop capability of the entire industrial chain of small satellite development, mass production, launch services, and on-orbit operation. Yang Feng's guided discussion on the application and development of SAR satellites allowed everyone to expand their imagination of applications. Based on the principle of "short cycle, low cost, and one-stop service", Spacety hopes to become a powerful supplement to China's aerospace industry.
© Yang Feng, Founder of Changsha Tianyi Space Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
During the meeting, the participants visited the TT&C hall of the space control satellite launch mission. In the afternoon, there happened to be a satellite tracking mission. The screen in the TT&C hall displayed the scene of the satellite passing by in real time. The on-site staff continued to issue instructions and track and broadcast. Because of the close contact with the aerospace staff, everyone was in awe.
2015 is the first year of China's commercial aerospace industry. In 2030, the market size is expected to exceed one trillion yuan. China's commercial aerospace industry system has begun to take shape. There was a lively discussion about the current situation, difficulties and future development direction of domestic commercial aerospace industry. At this event, Lenovo Star Entrepreneurship Alliance also invited Zhou Ziyuan, chairman of Nanjing Intane Optical Engineering Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Intane"), to share the current situation and application of space laser communication. Founded in 2003, Intane is the only private enterprise shortlisted for the formulation of the national standard for laser communication payloads of China's satellite Internet "new infrastructure". It is also the first commercial aerospace company to independently complete the space-to-earth docking laser communication test and have its own ground station.
©Zhou Ziyuan, Chairman of Nanjing Intane Optical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Representatives of One Space, Hangtai Technology, gagogroup, Adaps Photonics, Zhongchuangwei Quantum, and Ehiway enthusiastically introduced the current business models of their companies and the obtained major scientific research achievements and application status, elaborated on the company's business status, exchanged and discussed by comparing the development status and prospects of domestic and foreign projects, and expressed their expectations for in-depth discussions and cooperation with leading companies in various industries present.
Sharing led to inspiration, and communication directed to improvements. At the end of the meeting, special guest Zhang Shancong said that the current domestic commercial satellite manufacturing and launch market has an annual revenue of no more than 1 billion, and there is still a long way to go in the future. The journey is long, but the feelings remain the same, the only way to move forward is strive. He pointed out that the development of commercial aerospace enterprises must pay attention to technology, and the technical level must be irreplaceable. At the same time, it must also pay attention to applications, and strive to become the best choice for users. Aerospace achievements can best ignite the patriotism of the Chinese people, and every progress in the aerospace field will arouse the attention of the whole society. Aerospace technology is not only a science and technology, but also a manifestation of the competitiveness among countries. In this field where major countries compete for the lead, there will definitely be greater opportunities. The half-day was very short. The directors and participants of this event bided farewell to each other amidst the harvest, and looked forward to continuous inspirations and discussions that can fulfil our exploration to the space on the subdivision of commercial aerospace in the future.
©Group photo of participants