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A top Chinese carmaker is launching satellites into low-Earth orbit for real-time communication anywhere—giving Elon Musk’s SpaceX some company – Fortune

A top Chinese carmaker is launching satellites into low-Earth orbit for real-time communication anywhere—giving Elon Musk’s SpaceX some company – Fortune

A Chinese rocket launched a group of communications satellites produced by one of the country’s largest carmakers, boosting the nation’s efforts to catch up in low-Earth orbit — an area dominated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.Eleven satellites made by Geespace, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., lifted off aboard a Long March CZ-2C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province on Saturday at 7.37 a.m. local time, state broadcaster CCTV reported.For Geespace, it’s the long-awaited second such launch following an initial batch of nine satellites it sent to orbit in mid-2022.Geespace wants to deploy a network of satellites some 600… 

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