Geespace Successfully Launches First Nine Satellites

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Launch of the first phase of a 240-satellite constellation, with the first 72 satellites projected to be finished by 2025.Geely Future Mobility Constellation will offer services such as autonomous driving, logistics, drone navigation, mapping, and others.

Satellites that have been created sustainably leave no debris after their intended operation lifetime.

On the 2nd of June 2022, Xichang, China: GeeSAT-1 became China’s first modular, high-reliability, high-performance, mass-produced satellite. Geespace, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geely Technology Group* and China’s first privately owned low-orbit commercial satellite developer, operator, and mass producer, has successfully launched its first nine satellites into low-earth orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

What is The Geely Future Mobility Constellation? 

The first nine GeeSAT-1 satellites have been joined and are all performing successfully after its launch, just like Geespace’s terrestrial base station in Korla, China stated. The “Geely Future Mobility Constellation” is a projected constellation with 240 satellites, having its first phase of 72 satellites to be in orbit by 2025 as expected. The second phase, which will include 168 satellites, will follow.

The GeeSAT-1 satellites from Geespace are China’s first modular, high-reliability, high-performance, mass-produced low-orbit satellites. They will provide a centimeter-level precision location and networking support to Geely Holding’s automotive brands, allowing actual, safe autonomous driving by connecting cars with vehicles and infrastructure with vehicles.

About GeeSAT-1

The sustainably constructed satellites have a five-year operational lifespan while in orbit, after which they will launch themselves into the earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate without leaving any space debris.

Geespace will become one of the world’s first suppliers of combined commercial Precise Point Positioning and Real-Time Kinematic services after its first satellites’ successful launch and operation (PPP-RTK).

Among the applications planned for the near future include having to work with logistic sector partners to create the first one-stop logistics monitoring service platform with real-time management. Also, the control of transportation process and helping to protect the environment with Geely Holding’s “Blue Guardian” CSR project. This is done by monitoring maritime water quality and identifying debris patches to be cleaned. They will also provide a high-precision location, remote sensing, and satellite communication capabilities for the forthcoming Asian Games.

The Geespace’s satellite constellation is operated and managed by a network of ground stations across China, including Qingdao, Taizhou, Korla, Chengdu, and Harbin. Service coverage will first be limited to the Chinese market and the Asia-Pacific area, with intentions to expand to the rest of the world after 2026.

What is The Growing Commercial Aerospace Sector Like? 

Tony Wang, the CEO and Chief Scientist of Geespace stated that “many favourable circumstances including legislative backing and market demand are boosting the growth of the commercial aerospace sector.” Geespace is preparing to address future consumer demands for high-precision positioning, space-based communication, and remote sensing services by building the Geely Future Mobility Constellation. Furthermore, by making Geespace’s expertise and capabilities in commercial satellite production, AIT services, and satellite support infrastructure services available to customers, new development opportunities in a variety of sectors, including intelligent mobility, consumer electronics, automatic systems, smart cities, and environmental protection, have opened up.”

Truth is with R&D centers in Xi’an, Shanghai, and Nanjing, operations centers in Qingdao and Guangzhou. Business development centers in Taizhou and Beijing and a highly automated intelligent satellite testing and production facility in Taizhou. Geespace has built up an entire industrial chain for satellite development, production, and operation since its formation in 2018.

Geely’s Intelligent Satellite Production and Testing Centre started mass production of commercial satellites in September 2021, with a capacity of 500 units yearly. Geespace can create high-quality, easily configurable satellites using intelligent modular manufacturing to suit the expanding global demand for commercial satellites. The GeeSAT-1 is the first of many modern satellite models from Geespace, and its successful launch into orbit is merely the beginning.

Conclusion 

You can take a positive from the fact that GeeSAT-1 is just the first of several new satellite models from Geespace, and its successful launch into orbit happens to be the first of several more to come.

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