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Dongfang Hour (literally “Eastern Hour”), is a podcast that dives into the fast-evolving Chinese space sector. As the world’s second-largest economy, China is becoming an increasingly important and relevant topic, yet quality information about certain sectors remains difficult to find in Chinese, and is often nonexistent in English.The hosts of Dongfang Hour, Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville, are a consultant/entrepreneur and an aerospace engineer, both based in China. Speaking no less than 5 languages between the two of them, for the benefit of our much-appreciated listeners, the discussion will be limited to English with some Chinese phrases when necessary. In a stand-alone format or with exceptional and always friendly guests, the Dongfang Hour hopes to bring entertaining yet resourceful, and balanced yet pointed insights from within the Chinese ecosystem.

Dongfang Hour - the China Space Podcast Dongfang Hour

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Dongfang Hour (literally “Eastern Hour”), is a podcast that dives into the fast-evolving Chinese space sector. As the world’s second-largest economy, China is becoming an increasingly important and relevant topic, yet quality information about certain sectors remains difficult to find in Chinese, and is often nonexistent in English.The hosts of Dongfang Hour, Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville, are a consultant/entrepreneur and an aerospace engineer, both based in China. Speaking no less than 5 languages between the two of them, for the benefit of our much-appreciated listeners, the discussion will be limited to English with some Chinese phrases when necessary. In a stand-alone format or with exceptional and always friendly guests, the Dongfang Hour hopes to bring entertaining yet resourceful, and balanced yet pointed insights from within the Chinese ecosystem.

    China's Future Launch Plans for Crewed Spaceflight, the Growing Trend of Rideshare - Ep 73

    China's Future Launch Plans for Crewed Spaceflight, the Growing Trend of Rideshare - Ep 73

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter (newsletter.dongfanghour.com) and our website (www.dongfanghour.com).

    This week, we discuss:
    3 Chinese Rocket Concepts for Crewed SpaceflightThe growing trend of rideshare launches in ChinaThank you for your attention, and please support us at buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour !

    • 17 min
    Wentian: the Next Big Upgrade to the Chinese Space Station, A Review of China's IFC Market in 2022 - Ep 72

    Wentian: the Next Big Upgrade to the Chinese Space Station, A Review of China's IFC Market in 2022 - Ep 72

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter (newsletter.dongfanghour.com) and our website (www.dongfanghour.com). If you like what you hear, please buy us some coffee at buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour

    This week, we discuss:
    A review of the Wentian experimental moduleChina's IFC market in 2022

    • 18 min
    Tianbing Aerospace: the Most Eccentric Chinese Rocket Startup, CASC's 2022 Launch Blue Book & Takeaways - Ep 71

    Tianbing Aerospace: the Most Eccentric Chinese Rocket Startup, CASC's 2022 Launch Blue Book & Takeaways - Ep 71

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter (newsletter.dongfanghour.com) and our website (www.dongfanghour.com).

    This week, we discuss:
    Tianbing/Space Pioneer: one of China's Quirkiest Launch CompaniesLaunch Takeaways from CASC's 2020 Blue PaperThank you for your attention, and if you like what you see, support our work at buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour!

    • 16 min
    A Chinese Version of Relativity Space, Takeaways from China's Space White Paper - Ep 70

    A Chinese Version of Relativity Space, Takeaways from China's Space White Paper - Ep 70

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter (newsletter.dongfanghour.com) and our website (www.dongfanghour.com).

    This week, we discuss:
    A Chinese Version of Relativity Space?Takeaways from China's Space White PaperLunar New Year Greetings from the CSSThank you for your attention, and if you like what you see, support our work at buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour

    • 16 min
    Chinese Launch Startups Are Raising a Historic Amount of Funding in 2022 - Ep 69

    Chinese Launch Startups Are Raising a Historic Amount of Funding in 2022 - Ep 69

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter (newsletter.dongfanghour.com) and our website (www.dongfanghour.com).
    If you like what you see, support our work at buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour

    This week, we discuss:
    Chinese Launch Startups Are Raising an Unprecedented Amount of Funding in 2022 Developments and Trends in Suborbital Launch

    • 15 min
    Could 2022 be the Year of Massive Chinese Satellite Deployment?, A New Variant of the Long March 8 - Ep 68

    Could 2022 be the Year of Massive Chinese Satellite Deployment?, A New Variant of the Long March 8 - Ep 68

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter (newsletter.dongfanghour.com) and our website (www.dongfanghour.com).
    If you like what you see, support our work at buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour

    This week, we discuss:
    Could 2022 be the Year of Massive Chinese Smallsat deployment?The Long March 8A: a New Variant of the Long March 8Thank you for your attention, and please give us a positive rating on your local podcast aggregator! 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

amsr950123 ,

Great show! Thanks for getting rid of the background music

Excellent substantive content covering China space! Rare english-language insights from on-the-ground analysts.

The_Zardox ,

Very informative!

It’s difficult to get information on the Chinese Space Agency on my own, so finding a podcast like this was awesome! Now instead of trying to find a handful of English sources giving more or less the same little amount of info on a development, I can refer to here for a combined perspective and all the information I need.

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