Sunday, 29 May 2022

Is GalaxySpace China’s answer to Starlink?

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Friday 21 January 22

The Beijing start-up is set to begin launching a new satellite constellation to provide 5G coverage in the next three months

Chinese state media is reporting that burgeoning satellite firm GalaxySpace is planning to launch 1,000 low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, ultimately aiming to compete with SpaceX’s high-profile Starlink constellation.  According to the media, the first batch of six satellites have already been produced, tested, and delivered to their launch site. Naturally, this new constellation will have some catching up to do, with Starlink having already launched around 2,000 devices, with plans to increase the constellation size to 42,000. However…

Chinese state media is reporting that burgeoning satellite firm GalaxySpace is planning to launch 1,000 low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, ultimately aiming to compete with SpaceX’s high-profile Starlink constellation.  According to the media, the first batch of six satellites have already been produced, tested, and delivered to their launch site. Naturally, this new constellation will have some catching up to do, with Starlink having already launched around 2,000 devices, with plans to increase the constellation size to 42,000. However…

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