13 December 2018
Millennial’s start-up, Spacety, is one of the firms jumping in as Beijing opens its ambitious programme to private enterprise. “There are so many niche markets for satellites,” Yang, the 36-year-old Chief Executive Officer, said in his office at a Chinese Academy of Sciences complex in Beijing, with one of his machines sitting on the table in front of him. “I want to do low Earth orbit satellites in the areas that state-owned enterprises are too big to reach. I don’t want to just be a manufacturer,” Yang said. “I want to build my own network for others to use. I want to be the platform.”
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