China has had a space program since roughly the same time that NASA was created in 1958. Since the 1970s, China has launched
increasingly complicated military, robotic, and human missions into space, making China a major spacefaring nation. Until recently,
however, China has not had a commercial space sector in which firms vie to sell space products and services to state and private
customers domestically and internationally. Using original documents and first-hand Chinese-language interviews with Chinese
companies and China’s industry experts, this report provides a review of the current landscape of China’s nascent but growing
commercial space sector.