Founder and CEO of Beijing Commsat Technology Development Co., Ltd (COMMSAT)
Director of Applied Engineering of Satellite Research Center of Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with experience of more than 10 years at China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) and other national agencies in space industries. He has participated in China’s top space projects including Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) and multiple crewed spacecraft missions.
COMMSAT was founded in 2015, focusing on smallsat design, constellation construction, and innovation in satellite application. COMMSAT and Xie proposed “Sharing Satellite Constellation” for the Belt and Road Initiative associated countries, prophesied the approaching era for individual owned satellites, practice promoting China’s new space to meet the international competition, and to make smallsat the new hot-spot for startups and investors.
In February 2018, COMMSAT launched its first satellite Young Pioneer-1, which is still operating in good condition in orbit. COMMSAT will launch “Ladybeetle” project of 7 satellites with a single rocket by the end of 2018 to fulfill the most complicated validation in China’s new space, and 4 satellites using a tailor-made rocket in 2019 to commence constellation networking, then provide formal IoT/M2M satcomm service worldwide.