Amazon Pushes Satellite Network

Amazon is accelerating its plans for Internet connections via satellites in Earth orbit. The company has booked up to 83 more rocket launches to bring thousands of satellites into space for the project.

The Internet company Amazon has secured space for dozens of rocket launches for its planned satellite network with fast Internet access. A further 83 launches are expected to launch the majority of 3,236 satellites for Project Kuiper over five years. 18 launches are to be carried out by European space company Arianespace using the new Ariane 6 rockets, Amazon said. According to the information, a further 38 launches are to take place with launch vehicles from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) from Boeing and Lockheed Martin – in addition to the nine launches already agreed. There is an agreement with Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, for twelve launches – with an option for up to 15 more. However, the group spoke of the largest commercial order for rocket launches in history. With the project, the group wants to “offer fast, affordable broadband for tens of millions of customers” who live in regions with little or no internet connection.

The satellites are to be used at an altitude of around 600 kilometers. Amazon boss Bezos is not alone with the plans for an Internet from space. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Starlink project has already launched more than 2,000 satellites.

Amazon is accelerating its plans for Internet connections via satellites in Earth orbit. The company has booked up to 83 more rocket launches to bring thousands of satellites into space for the project.

The Internet company Amazon has secured space for dozens of rocket launches for its planned satellite network with fast Internet access. A further 83 launches are expected to launch the majority of 3,236 satellites for Project Kuiper over five years. 18 launches are to be carried out by European space company Arianespace using the new Ariane 6 rockets, Amazon said. According to the information, a further 38 launches are to take place with launch vehicles from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) from Boeing and Lockheed Martin – in addition to the nine launches already agreed. There is an agreement with Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, for twelve launches – with an option for up to 15 more. However, the group spoke of the largest commercial order for rocket launches in history. With the project, the group wants to “offer fast, affordable broadband for tens of millions of customers” who live in regions with little or no internet connection. The satellites are to be used at an altitude of around 600 kilometers.

Amazon boss Bezos is not alone with the plans for an Internet from space. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Starlink project has already launched more than 2,000 satellites.

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Amazon is accelerating its plans for Internet connections via satellites in Earth orbit. The company has booked up to 83 more rocket launches to bring thousands of satellites into space for the project.

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