On January 17, the swissnex China team joined its colleagues from the Section of Science, Education and Technology at the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing for an insightful visit to the Beijing-based Land Space Technology Corporation Ltd. (LandSpace hereafter), a pioneer in the Chinese private commercial aerospace industry that was founded in 2015 by Tsinghua University.
LandSpace conducted the first Chinese private orbital launch on October 27, 2018 with its ZQ-1 rocket and is currently testing the ZQ-2, a medium-scale and low-cost commercial launch vehicle system that is independently developed by LandSpace with independent intellectual property rights. They aim to achieve reusable methalox orbital rocket launch by 2020. The private aerospace enterprise has two R&D centers based in Beijing and Xi’an, and an Intelligent Manufacturing Base in Huzhou, Zhejiang. LandSpace seeks to target the international market with its small and medium scale, low-cost launch vehicles.
swissnex China received an in-depth presentation on the mission, activities and the evolution of LandSpace products. Ms. Liu Chenchen, Project Officer from the Beijing team, also presented to LandSpace the Swiss expertise in various deep-tech and high-precision fields, opening the dialogue for potential Sino-Swiss collaboration.
We would like to express our fond appreciation to Mr. Kevin Xu (Director, Sales & Business Development), Ms. Emily Zhang (Chief Financial Officer) and Ms. Lisa Shen (Senior Sales Manager) at LandSpace for the warm welcome and their time in presenting the activities. Our thanks to our colleagues in Beijing for arranging the visit.
In the morning of the 17th, our Shanghai and Beijing teams also held a fruitful breakout session defining strategies, sharing best practices, exploiting synergies as well as tackle the challenges. Each of the sections also presented their 2018 activities and outlook for 2019.