Musk’s Starlink Has New Chinese Rivals As the Satellite Internet Race Heats Up
In 2018, Elon Musk's SpaceX kick-started a race, through a project called Starlink,
of private companies launching satellites to delivery high-speed internet from space.
Starlink has attracted competitors like the U.K.-based OneWeb, Amazon's Kuiper project and, most recently,
a pair of startups from China, whose space-related efforts often make the U.S. and other Western nations nervous.
Chinese space initiatives often raise cybersecurity concerns for the U.S. and its allies.
Geespace plans to build a constellation of just 240 satellites, as opposed to Starlink's 3,000.
Two Chinese space startups recently launched low Earth orbit satellites as a first step to building a system
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