The state-backed China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp will launch the first LEO satellites of a planned constellation in September
It was the 32nd launch of 2022 and the intense activity is due to the company's race to build a constellation of Starlink broadband satellites
Musk previously said that vehicles Starlink was expected to be used with were aircraft, ships, large trucks and recreation vehicles such as motorhomes
Elon Musk's SpaceX is the latest company to enter the region, with plans to launch satellite internet service in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar by next year, the report said
Ren Yuanzhen, a researcher with the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications, urged China to develop anti-satellite capabilities
The ''hegemony-obsessed US'' may use SpaceX's Starlink internet service to bring ''chaos or calamity'' to the world, says a recent commentary published by China Military Online.
“The ambition to militarise Starlink and its barbaric expansion deserve high alert from the international community,” the defence publication's commentary said
Starlink's mini-satellite system provides internet service in Ukraine but officials were trying to clarify how it could be integrated into existing infrastructure