Tech giant Amazon is working on its much-anticipated project called Kuiper. Under this project, the company has received 9 satellite launch vehicles from the United Launch Alliance (ULA). The company says more than 500 people are currently working on Project Kuiper. According to the latest report, two prototype satellites from Amazon are scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022.
According to Amazon, more than 3,000 satellites will be delivered to the planetarium under Project Kuiper. People will get high speed internet through these satellites. In addition, the project will face stiff competition from Elon Musk’s Starlink, which will soon enter the Indian market. Amazon said last year that the company would invest 10 10 billion in building a network of 3,236 satellites. Through this people will get high speed broadband internet.
Led by Jeff Bezos, Amazon has announced that the company is working to provide fast, affordable Internet to serviceless and underdeveloped communities around the world. Amazon has struck a deal with ABL Space Systems, a rocket startup, to launch satellites into low-Earth orbit.
“There is no substitute for on-orbit testing, and we expect to learn a lot due to the complexity and risk of working in such a challenging environment,” Rajiv Badial, vice president of technology at Project Kuiper, said in a statement.
The Atlas V is the first launch vehicle to launch Amazon’s satellite into orbit. This joint rocket was built by Boeing Co (BA.N) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N). The company says that the Atlas V is a reliable launch vehicle and provides exemplary performance, capability, reliability.
However, Starlink, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, is about to make its debut in India. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and US private space agency SpaceX are exploring the possibility of launching their world’s best satellite-based Internet service in India.
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