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Low-earth Orbit Satellite Project Launched in Chongqing
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2018-12-14

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (China Space News) -- China's first global mobile satellite communication and internet space project via low earth orbit (LEO) satellites has been launched in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

Dongfanghong Satellite Mobile Communication Co Ltd. was founded to be in charge of the project. The project has drawn an investment of about 20 billion yuan for its first phase.

The project features hundreds of LEO satellites and a global data processing center, which can help realize global two-way communication in real time under complicated geological conditions 24 hours a day upon completion.

The project is expected to boost development of other sectors, including chips, terminals, system integration, operations and training of talent.