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5 Feb 2024

China's Geely Launches Satellites for Autonomous Cars

[Geely](, a Chinese automaker, [has launched 11 low-earth orbit]( satellites, aiming for a constellation of 240 by an unspecified future date. This follows their first launch in June 2022. These satellites will offer high-precision navigation for autonomous vehicles and support commercial sectors like consumer electronics with AI remote sensing functions, capable of 1-5 meter clarity in high-resolution imaging. This move indicates China's expanding private investment in the space industry since 2014, with an eye on both satellite manufacturing and small launch vehicle development.