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canaries based beetlesat

Beetlesat - to be based in Canaries

300 million commitment to technological entrepreneurship in the islands.

The arrival of the company of one of the most important satellite networks in the world is announced

From the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) it was reported on Wednesday that one of the most important satellite networks in the world will be installed in the Canary Islands. The network is called BeetleSat, and it's a direct competitor to Elon Musk's satellite network: Starlink.

More than three hundred million euros of investment that translates into the launch into space of hundreds of satellites controlled from the Canary Islands, where the control center will be located, everything points to it being in Gran Canaria. This is the largest technology-related ZEC investment on the islands.

The network will improve the communications system of the Canary Islands, placing the archipelago at the forefront of the aerospace industry.

"The Canary Islands are already on the map of major international aerospace and technological investments," celebrates the president of the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC), Pablo Hernández. "They are going to deploy more than a hundred satellites and they are going to have a control center that will need highly qualified jobs," explains the president of the ZEC. This is one of the largest economic investments ever made in the islands in this sector. "They have been analysing the most interesting launch windows and there is still a long way to go, because it remains to be decided where all the infrastructures will go," added Hernández in an interview this morning on CADENA SER.

In recent years, the Canary Islands have become an international benchmark in aerospace thanks to the Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias (IAC), among other things. "This is great news, it is a very great potential for the Canary Islands and it is an unmitigated driving force, it is perfect," says José Luis García, president of the Aeronautical and Aerospace Cluster of the Canary Islands.

"This news finally hits the media, I couldn't be happier. The Canary Islands have indisputable strengths to be an aerospace territory," he adds. This company joins others that are doing trials at NASA's center in Maspalomas. "We are close to Africa, the internet will reach all corners of the African continent thanks to satellites like these," adds García.
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