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Satellite Calls

Satellite Calls:

Chinese scientists have developed the world’s first satellite that enables smartphones to make direct calls through it, bypassing mobile towers.

  • This innovation aims to address communication challenges during emergencies, such as natural disasters.
  • The satellite, part of the Tiantong Project, symbolizes China’s commitment to enhancing communication resilience.
  • The Tiantong-1 series, involving three satellites, orbits synchronously at 36,000 kilometres altitude, potentially revolutionizing communication across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Huawei introduced the first satellite-compatible smartphone, followed by other Chinese manufacturers.