MDA Space Skymaker

Blaine Curcio

Ten years at the intersection of China and cutting-edge technology, with primary focus on the space and aerospace sectors. Experience in consulting, project management, business development, and getting to the bottom of difficult questions through research and creative thinking.

China’s constellation plans: The Middle Kingdom entering low Earth orbit

Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China

The space sector has been taken by storm with the plethora of low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband constellations being planned. The most noteworthy is likely Starlink, but others such as OneWeb, Telesat Lightspeed, and Amazon’s Kuiper have been making rapid progress.  Meanwhile, halfway around the world, China has been building up its capabilities in small satellite manufacturing, batch launches, and satellite applications in anticipation of …

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