n this episode, we discuss “China’s answer to Starlink”, a superconstellation known as Guowang and scheduled to begin deployment in the coming 12-24 months. As China’s plans for such a broadband satcom constellation have changed many times over the years, let’s tell the full story, starting from 2015.
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00:00 The context of Starlink
01:28 Early projects: Hongyan and Hongyun
03:30 Merging into one superconstellation: Guowang
04:54 Sourcing the space hardware
07:01 Launch plans