Saturday, January 28, 2023

Djibouti Picked for Launching Chinese Satellites

 Parabolic Arc posted on 26 January 2023 a commentary titled "All About that Spaceport China Wants to Build in Djibouti (Where?)" by Doug Messier.

Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) and Touchroad International Holdings Group signed with the government of Djibouti a MOU for a $1 billion 30 year lease agreement to build and operate a spaceport in the country's Obock region.  Construction of the spaceport, which will be used for launching Chinese satellites, is expected to begin after the three parties sign a formal agreement in March.