On November 25, the 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum with the theme of “Accelerating the Application of BRICS Satellite Data to Promote International Cooperation in Space and Space Information” opened in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China, and People’s Republic of China.
2023 is a critical year for the vigorous development of the Hainan Free Trade Port. The holding of the 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum is not only a concrete measure for Hainan to implement the spirit of the important speech on accelerating cooperation in remote sensing satellite data and applications, but also accelerating the construction of the satellite application industry. Circle and strengthen the chain, build a world-class aerospace city, and support the active exploration of the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
Li Guoping, chief engineer of the National Space Administration, said in his speech that the space information industry is a national strategic emerging industry that integrates aerospace technology and information technology. In recent years, China’s aerospace industry has entered a fast lane of innovation and development. With the implementation of a number of major aerospace projects such as the national space infrastructure and the Beidou satellite navigation system, my country currently has a complete range of satellites in orbit, with more than 200 remote sensing satellites alone. These have laid a solid foundation for promoting the development of the space information industry. Currently, our country is researching and planning a new generation of national space infrastructure, accelerating the cultivation of commercial aerospace to become a convenient new force, and promoting the construction of a more complete, open and integrated aerospace industry ecosystem.
Based on the theme of this forum, he proposed that first, we must strengthen satellite application services and achieve high-quality development of the space information industry. The second is to create a good business environment and encourage the development of commercial aerospace. The third is to deepen international exchanges and cooperation and build a community with a shared future for mankind in the space field. “Hainan Province’s unique advantages give it great potential for the development of the aerospace information industry. The construction of Hainan Wenchang Space City is now ready to go, and it is facing a good situation in building a powerful aerospace country.” He said.
Liu Xiaoming, deputy secretary of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and governor of Hainan, pointed out in his speech that “small satellites have great potential in Hainan.” Hainan has China’s only low-latitude coastal space launch base and is about to build China’s first commercial space launch site. In November last year, Hainan and the National Space Administration jointly established the “National Space Administration Satellite Data and Application International Cooperation Center”, “BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation Data and Application Center (China)” and “Hainan Satellite Data and Application Research Center” , jointly build an international cooperation hub for the national remote sensing data and application service platform. It can be said that Hainan has both space launch capabilities and ground data reception capabilities. It also has the advantage of a free trade port policy endowed by the state, and has huge potential to develop the satellite application industry.
Hainan has focused on cultivating aerospace as one of the three future industries of “land, sea and air”, built Wenchang International Space City as a key free trade port park, launched an industrial layout around the “three chains” of rocket chain, satellite chain and data link, and actively carried out civil International cooperation in commercial satellite data and applications, strengthening data exchange and sharing at home and abroad, striving to build a world-class “aerospace +” innovation ecosystem, and creating an important node for China’s aerospace industry to “go global” and international aerospace cooperation and exchanges.
At the opening ceremony, the international version of the National Remote Sensing Data and Application Service Platform and the “Announcement on Opportunities for Global Sharing of China’s Remote Sensing Data” were released. The National Space Administration and the China Meteorological Administration awarded licenses to the first batch of international user units of the National Remote Sensing Data and Application Service Platform, including the National University of Laos, Jagannath University in Bangladesh, BioSense Institute in Serbia, and the National Space Research and Technology Center of Kazakhstan. “China’s Remote Sensing Satellite and Application Industry Development Blue Book (2022)” was released. At the same time, a major strategic cooperation agreement was signed.
Liu Chong, Mayor of Wenchang City and Director of the Wenchang International Space City Administration Bureau, delivered a keynote report titled “Sharing New Opportunities for Commercial Space Development.” He introduced that Hainan Satellite Data and Application Research Center actively promotes international cooperation in satellite data and applications and has undertaken two international satellite data and application projects of the National Space Administration. Among them, the “SCO Satellite Remote Sensing Data and Application Comprehensive Demonstration Project”, which was the lead application, has been approved for project approval. This project is the first overseas demonstration application project of my country’s high-scoring system and has achieved a major breakthrough in Hainan’s aerospace industry.
The Hainan Provincial Aerospace Technology Innovation Center has compiled the 2023 special guide for the “land, sea and air” space field, launched the first batch of “land, sea and air” science and technology projects, and promoted the implementation of 8 projects. We are planning to introduce an aerospace science and technology innovation team and jointly establish two laboratories to further enhance Hainan’s aerospace science and technology innovation capabilities and core competitiveness.
Cao Xiaozhong, Deputy Director of the China Meteorological Administration, Battelle, Member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Committee and Executive Vice Governor, Academician Wu Weiren of the Lunar Exploration and Aerospace Engineering Center of the National Space Administration, Academician Wu Yirong of the Aerospace Information Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician Jin Yaqiu of Fudan University, China Aviation Industry Corporation Academician Fan Huitao of the Co., Ltd., as well as expert representatives from relevant national ministries, scientific research institutes, universities, representatives of well-known domestic and foreign institutions and well-known enterprises in the industry attended the opening ceremony and main forum activities.
From November 25th to 27th, the International Cooperation Council on Satellite Data and Applications, the Academician Expert Seminar on Satellite Remote Sensing Data Application and Cooperation, the Hainan Free Trade Port Low Altitude Economic Development Academician Expert Seminar, China (Wenchang) Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum, A series of activities such as Hainan provincial high-score data application promotion activities and cultural industry research will be held one after another.
The 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum is hosted by the Hainan Provincial People’s Government, guided by the National Space Administration, Hainan Provincial Office of National Defense Science and Technology Industry, National Space Administration Earth Observation and Data Center, BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation Data and Application Center (China), Wenchang It is jointly organized by the Municipal People’s Government, Wenchang International Space City Administration Bureau, General Aviation Branch of China Information Association, Hainan Aerospace Information Research Institute, Hainan International Commercial Space Launch Co., Ltd.
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