Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology has successfully secured substantial funding of approximately 943 million USD (6.7 billion yuan) for its ambitious G60 Mega Constellation project. Spearheaded by the National Manufacturing Transformation and Upgrading Fund, the Series A funding marks a significant milestone for the company. The envisioned mega constellation aims to deploy a network comprising 12,000 satellites, with the initial launch of 108 satellites scheduled for 2024. This strategic initiative aligns with the broader vision of the Shanghai government to establish a robust commercial space ecosystem by the year 2025.
The primary objective of this interconnected satellite network is to revolutionize global connectivity by providing enhanced internet access. Beyond its implications for communication, the G60 Mega Constellation project holds immense potential for bolstering geopolitical strategies. It is poised to play a role in national security, surveillance, and intelligence efforts, thereby contributing to a multifaceted advancement in technological capabilities.