Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


space science; development planning; national budget; foundation of research; project management

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Space Science in China: Strategy and Breakthrough


Space science is a large-scale activity by using space vehicles to explore the universe and natural laws and carry out special experiments, which has made great contributions to the development of contemporary science. This paper outlines the major breakthroughs in international space science, analyzes the context and new trends of space science and manned exploration activities, reviews the development achievements of space science in China in the past 20 years, puts forward existing problems and gaps, and emphasizes the strategic position of space science and its importance to China's science and technology, aerospace and the national long-term development. It is proposed that increasing investment on space science, formulating national space science plans and establishing a stable budget system are the guarantee for the long-term and stable development of space science in China. It is suggested that in order to form an innovative path of space science development with Chinese characteristics, we shall make full use of scientific balloons, sounding rockets and other ways to consolidate the research foundation, strengthen the combination of theory, experiment and technology, cultivate a large number of high-quality scientists, promote international cooperation, and improve scientific program management.

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