Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Centre on March 9, 2020, in Washington, US. Photo: AFP
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Centre on March 9, 2020, in Washington, US. Photo: AFP
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China’s new bid to take on Elon Musk’s Starlink: a state-owned satellite enterprise

  • China Satellite Network Group was launched in late April in Xiongan, the area south of Beijing designated as home to a future smart city
  • Satellite internet is one of the ‘new infrastructure’ technologies that China wants to accelerate with government support

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Centre on March 9, 2020, in Washington, US. Photo: AFP
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Centre on March 9, 2020, in Washington, US. Photo: AFP
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