A render of a SpaceX Starlink satellite in orbit. China is using government funding and policy in a race to match Starlink’s satellite internet offerings, but private enterprises may find it difficult to compete with state-owned enterprises. Photo: SpaceX
A render of a SpaceX Starlink satellite in orbit. China is using government funding and policy in a race to match Starlink’s satellite internet offerings, but private enterprises may find it difficult to compete with state-owned enterprises. Photo: SpaceX
Space

To compete with Elon Musk’s Starlink, China’s private space ventures must work with their state-owned competitors

  • In an effort to catch up with Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet, China established a new state-owned group to coordinate industry resources
  • Private rocket and satellite makers bring innovation to China’s state-led space efforts, but they also face competition from state-owned giants

A render of a SpaceX Starlink satellite in orbit. China is using government funding and policy in a race to match Starlink’s satellite internet offerings, but private enterprises may find it difficult to compete with state-owned enterprises. Photo: SpaceX
A render of a SpaceX Starlink satellite in orbit. China is using government funding and policy in a race to match Starlink’s satellite internet offerings, but private enterprises may find it difficult to compete with state-owned enterprises. Photo: SpaceX
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