China’s Geely starts making commercial satellites

The Geely logo is seen at a car dealership in Shanghai
FILE PHOTO: The Geely logo is seen at a car dealership in Shanghai, China August 17, 2021. Picture taken August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

September 27, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – Automaker Geely said on Monday it is making commercial satellites at its factory in the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou.

Geely is building low-orbit satellites to meet demand for high-speed connectivity capabilities that can deliver fast software updates. The factory will be able to make 500 satellites a year, according to its statement.

(Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)