Geely, through its Geespace subsidiary, has launched eleven satellites into low orbit to enhance vehicle connectivity and provide more accurate navigation for autonomous vehicles.
The launch supports the Geely Future Mobility Constellation, a commercial initiative which aims to integrate communication, navigation, and remote sensing within a single satellite network. It also follows the company’s deployment of its first orbital plane, consisting of nine satellites, in June 2022. Together, these satellites will complement vehicles spanning Geely’s brand portfolio that are equipped with satellite communication functionality, including the new Zeekr 001 FR, Zeekr 007 and Geely Galaxy E8 models.
By 2025, Geespace aims to establish global satellite-based, real-time, data communication services following the full deployment of 72 satellites in the Geely Future Mobility Constellation. In the second phase of the initiative, Geely will look to expand the network to 168 satellites and deliver global, centimeter-level, high-precision positioning services.
Through this expansion, Geely is ultimately aiming to provide reliable, cost-effective, satellite services catered to a variety of use cases, such as autonomous driving and smart connectivity, and industries, such as consumer electronics. The Geespace satellites themselves are equipped with AI remote sensing functions that provide 1-to-5-meter clear high-resolution remote sensing imaging. This technology will support ecological environment monitoring, while offering versatile imaging solutions that can be used across a range of industries.