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China aims for a slice of the micro-satellite market

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Journalists pose for a group picture at Shenzhen Aerospace Dongfanghong HIT Satellite Ltd. Khmer Times Staff

Located in one of China’s most prominent industrial hubs, Shenzhen Aerospace Dongfanghong HIT Satellite Ltd is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of micro-satellites, with a range of high-performance products that start at $3 million.

Funded a decade ago, the company boasts affiliations to China Academy of Space Technology and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and it is a heavyweight in research and development for the aerospace industry.

“Our company specialises on R&D, design, assembly and testing,” said Ji Yue Ming, the company’s deputy general manager, adding that they also work on technical testing, remote sensing, low-range communications and weather forecasting.

“We have put together a team made up of some of the best professionals in the field; our young talent has experience building state-of-the-art simulation equipment.”

Mr Ji explained that Shenzhen Aerospace is a leader in integrated electronic systems and satellite electronic equipment standardisation interface technology.

“We are recognised as one of the main players in the sector and have won several national awards for scientific innovation.”

Some of the company’s best-known products include the satellites SY-4, XY-1, and MCX, as well as CAST10 and CAST20, which belong to a line of smaller equipment.

In addition to aerospace technology, the company also develops marine instruments, such as drifters and tracking buoys that can be used for marine research, at-sea rescue operations, as well as oil spill studies.

Shenzhen Aerospace’s annual sales stand at around $35 million, with most products supplying the domestic market as well as other countries in the region.

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