China to launch 21 rockets, 30 satellites in 2012

Updated: 2012-01-18 15:29

By Yang Jie (

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China will launch more rockets and satellites into space in 2012, reported Tuesday citing the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

The main contractor for the Chinese space program said during its annual meeting that they will blast off 21 rockets and 30 satellites in the coming year.

Shenzhou 9 is also expected to rendezvous and dock with Tiangong 1, and China will export its first remote sensing satellite to Venezuela among many other aerospace tasks in 2012.