China’s new bid to take on Elon Musk’s Starlink: a state-owned satellite enterprise

//China’s new bid to take on Elon Musk’s Starlink: a state-owned satellite enterprise

China’s new bid to take on Elon Musk’s Starlink: a state-owned satellite enterprise

In late April, a day before SpaceX launched its 10th batch of satellites this year, Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng attended a ceremony in Xiongan, a megacity that is about a two hours’ drive south of Beijing, celebrating the creation of a new state-owned enterprise set up to operate China’s answer to Starlink, run by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.Known as China Satellite Network Group, the young company is tasked with launching low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites into space, beaming internet services to…

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