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Geely of China deploys 11 low-orbit satellites for self-driving vehicles.

By Jennifer Feb 3, 2024
Geely Auto logo is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2024. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Geely Holding Group (0175.HK), a Chinese carmaker, said on Saturday that it has launched 11 low-Earth orbit satellites, marking its second dispatch, as part of its efforts to increase the precision of its navigation for autonomous cars.

According to a statement sent to Reuters by Geely, the satellites were launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest province of Sichuan.

Geely said that it hopes to have 240 in its constellation in the future and that 72 would be in orbit by 2025.

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The first launch took place in June of 2022.

Geely claimed that in addition to offering self-driving vehicles high-precision positioning help, its network would also be used for other business purposes, such connecting to the consumer electronics industry.

According to the firm, the satellites’ AI remote sensing capabilities enable them to provide 1–5 meter (3.2-16.4 ft) clean, high-resolution remote sensing imagery.

Although the military controls the majority of China’s satellite networks, the government started to accept foreign participation in the nation’s space sector in 2014. Since then, a flurry of private enterprises, some supported by local governments, have entered the space, the majority concentrating on the production of satellites and the remainder trying to construct modest launch vehicles, such as reusable rockets.

 

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Beijing has demanded an integrated network of satellites for communications, remote sensing, and navigation in its most recent five-year plan for 2021–2025. According to official media, China has more than 400 satellites in orbit, including ones that are owned by private entities.

COLLECTED : Reuters

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