Dongfang Hour - the Chinese Aerospace & Technology Podcast

By Dongfang Hour

Dongfang Hour (literally “Eastern Hour”), is a podcast that dives into the fast-evolving Chinese aerospace and technology sectors. 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.

  1. 1.
    China Launches Suborbital Spaceplane, Tencent Begins Space Program, CE5 Lunar Samples Handed Out - Ep 42
    26:33
  2. 2.
    China Performs Spacewalk at the Chinese Space Station, A Plethora of Launches in a Single Week, Tianjin and Guangzhou Implement Satellite Internet Policies - Ep 41
    25:46
  3. 3.
    FR New Footage from Chinese Mars Rover, Nebula M Static Fire Test, Landspace Completes Rocket Factory - Ep 40
    25:32
  4. 4.
    Major Updates for China's Lunar Rockets, China SatNet Signs Collaboration with Chongqing - Ep 39
    35:05
  5. 5.
    China & Russia Announce Roadmap for Lunar Station, Shenzhou-12 Docks with Tianhe Core Module - Ep 38
    33:57
  6. 6.
    iSpace to Develop "Falcon 9"-like Rocket, New Images of Mars from China's Zhurong Rover - Ep 37
    32:40
  7. 7.
    Launch of the Fengyun 4B Weather Satellite, Launch Companies Tianbing & CAS Space Move Ahead - Ep 36
    25:13
  8. 8.
    China Launches Tianzhou-2 Cargo Spacecraft to Chinese Space Station, Zhurong Rover's Deployment Preparation - Ep 35
    24:20
  1. 9.
    Zhurong Sends Back 1st Images of Mars, Tianhe Module Completes Tests, SASTIND Smallsat Regulations Published - Ep 34
    33:37
  2. 10.
    China's Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars, Galactic Energy Goes International, iSpace Completes Methalox Common Bulkhead Tank - Ep 33
    30:48
  3. 11.
    Long March 5B Rocket Reenters the Atmosphere, JZYJ Tests Latest Methalox Engine, New Round of Funding from CAS Space, OneSpace Plans to IPO - Ep 32
    30:13
  4. 12.
    China's First Space Station Module get Launched, Creation of Megaconstellation Operator China SatNet, Significant Ride-Share Mission Launched on Long March 6 - Ep 31
    30:03
  5. 13.
    China's Mars rover named Zhurong, Updates from China Space Day, Satellite Laser Communications, Tianbing Rockets - Ep 30
    29:31
  6. 14.
    Key Chinese Spaceplane Technology Tested, Probes to the Edge of the Heliosphere, Blunt Chinese Report on Local Aerospace Capabilities - Ep 29
    24:46
  7. 15.
    TCL Joins the Space Race, a New Commercial Launch Site in Ningbo, Aerospace Propulsion Round of Funding - China Space News Roundup Ep 28
    35:25
  8. 16.
    Interview - Chinese Space from a US Perspective (feat. Ian Christensen & Rob Ronci)
    1:08:30
  9. 17.
    China Private Launch Companies Forging Ahead, Expace Liquid-Fueled Rockets, Geely in Guangzhou Nansha - China Space News Roundup Ep 27
    27:35
  10. 18.
    Jilin-1 EO Constellation Deployment Plan, Xingyun Quality Control, Tianwen-1 & Haisi-1 Shots - China Space News Roundup Ep 26
    25:38
  11. 19.
    Upcoming Launch of Hangsheng-1, Starwin Tests Ka-band Phased Array Antenna, CASICloud Funding Round - China Space News Roundup Ep 25
    29:36
  12. 20.
    China's Guowang constellation official, future Chinese launch site, Long March 7A 1st sucessful launch - China Space News Roundup Ep 24
    33:02
  13. 21.
    Jielong-3 rocket to launch in 2022, QS-T raises 100M¥ in A round of funding, discussion of the Beijing space ecosystem - China Space News Roundup Ep 23
    32:04
  14. 22.
    Long March 9 validated, Xi Jinping attends Chang'e 5 expo, new space investment report - Weekly News Roundup Ep 22
    23:14
  15. 23.
    Closer Russian and Chinese ties for Lunar Exploration, Geely's Satellite Factory getting the Green Light, and a New Report on Chinese Space - Weekly News Roundup Ep 21
    30:40
  16. 24.
    Tianwen-1 Mars orbital insertion, ESPI Asia NewSpace report, Space in the Chinese New Year Gala - Weekly News Round-Up Ep 20
    24:10
  17. 25.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.19 (1st - 7th Feb. 2021)
    26:49
  18. 26.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.18 (25th - 31st Jan. 2021)
    29:15
  19. 27.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.17 (18th - 24th Jan. 2021)
    23:51
  20. 28.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.16 (11th - 17th Jan. 2021)
    26:04
  21. 29.
    Episode 7 - Discussing Satellite Manufacturing with Chinese Startup Commsat (feat. Lu DONG)
    1:02:02
  22. 30.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.15 (4th - 10th Jan. 2021)
    21:03
  23. 31.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.14 (28th Dec 2020 - 3rd Jan. 2021)
    25:05
  24. 32.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.13 (21st - 27th Dec. 2020)
    30:36
  25. 33.
    Episode 6 - An Exclusive Conversation with Landspace (Feat. Kevin XU)
    1:19:38
  26. 34.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.12 (14th - 20th Dec. 2020)
    28:25
  27. 35.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.11 (7th - 13th Dec. 2020)
    23:04
  28. 36.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.10 (30th Nov. - 6th Dec. 2020)
    19:04
  29. 37.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.9 (23rd - 29th Nov. 2020)
    25:16
  30. 38.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.8 (16th - 22nd Nov. 2020)
    24:56
  31. 39.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.7 (9th - 15th Nov. 2020)
    26:19
  32. 40.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.6 (2nd - 8th Nov. 2020)
    21:32
  33. 41.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.5: CCAF 2020 Special Edition (Part 2 of 2)
    30:36
  34. 42.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.4: CCAF 2020 Special Edition (Part 1 of 2)
    33:29
  35. 43.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.3 (12th - 18th Oct. 2020)
    18:22
  36. 44.
    Episode 5 - The Most Funky Space Projects in China
    1:04:21
  37. 45.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.2 (5th - 11th Oct. 2020)
    15:13
  38. 46.
    Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up - Ep.1 (28th Sept. - 4th Oct. 2020)
    15:53
  39. 47.
    Episode 4 - Discussing Chinese Satcom Constellations with Lan Tianyi
    1:04:04
  40. 48.
    Episode 3 - What's the Situation with Chinese Private Launch Startups ?
    51:12
  41. 49.
    Episode 2 - China's Long March to Commercial Launch
    49:20
  42. 50.
    Episode 1 - What Makes The Chinese Space Ecosystem Different?
    50:17

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