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China's Low-Orbit Satellite Internet Expands Overseas

A private Chinese commercial space company has partnered with a Thai university to conduct the first trial of a low-orbit satellite internet broadband communication network in Thailand. The collaboration aims to advance Thailand's technological capabilities and application scenarios in the field of low-orbit satellite communication systems. Satellite internet, with its extensive coverage, high bandwidth, and low signal delay, has gained prominence in recent years.

This achievement marks a significant milestone in the application and exploration of China's low-orbit broadband satellite internet technology beyond its borders.


GalaxySpace, a Beijing-based private satellite maker, has established a ground test station at the Mahanakorn University of Technology in Thailand, specifically designed for low-orbit broadband internet. The station will continuously monitor the communication capabilities of millimeter-wave satellite signals under local weather conditions.


This collaboration not only provides a platform for local enterprises and universities to conduct research on low-orbit satellite communication systems but also contributes to the advancement of Thailand's technological capabilities and application scenarios in this field, according to GalaxySpace Vice President Liu Chang.


Zhang Shijie, the chief scientist at GalaxySpace, highlighted the growing prominence of satellite internet, particularly large low-Earth orbit satellite constellations, for broadband data communications. This technology has gained attention in recent years due to its extensive coverage, high bandwidth, minimal signal delay, and relatively low cost.


With satellite communications no longer limited by geography, global network coverage becomes a reality. Zhang emphasised that practical satellite internet applications will accelerate the integration between satellites and the terrestrial 5G network, opening up new possibilities for direct connections between mobile phones and satellites, as well as satellite applications in various industries.


As more satellites are launched into orbit, satellite applications will continue to evolve, including direct mobile phone connections and industrial applications. Ultimately, the vision is to create an integrated network encompassing air, space, land, and sea, with communication, computing, and perception functions. This network will propel human society into a new era of ubiquitous global coverage, known as the 6G era, according to Zhang.

 
  • A private Chinese commercial space company has partnered with a Thai university to conduct the first trial of a low-orbit satellite internet broadband communication network in Thailand.

  • The collaboration aims to advance Thailand's technological capabilities and application scenarios in the field of low-orbit satellite communication systems.

  • Satellite internet, with its extensive coverage, high bandwidth, and low signal delay, has gained prominence in recent years.


Source: CGTN

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