The project—codenamed ‘GW’—is run by a newly established group called China Satellite Network Group Co, which is rushing to get the new satellites into orbit.


This article by Jackie Appel, writing for Popular Mechanics, makes the following points:
  • The project would dwarf Starlink’s current count of around 3,500 satellites.
  • SpaceX plans to have 12,000 satellites in orbit by 2027, with an eventual count of 40,000.
  • The Chinese satellites will be able to track those in the Starlink mega-constellation.
  • China aims to monitor the Starlink satellites and disable them if need be.


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