China's Geely starts making commercial satellites

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The Geely logo is seen at a car dealership in Shanghai, China August 17, 2021. Picture taken August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

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BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Automaker Geely (GEELY.UL) said on Monday it is making commercial satellites at its factory in the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou.

Geely is building low-orbit satellites to meet demand for high-speed connectivity capabilities that can deliver fast software updates. The factory will be able to make 500 satellites a year, according to its statement.

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Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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