Amazon Works To Launch Internet Satellites


Amazon Works To Launch Satellites To Provide Internet To The World.


The project name gives 'Kuiper'. The satellites would cover the globe from 56 degrees north to 56 degrees south. The area covers over 95 Percent of Earth population.

According to report, there are 3236 satellites will provide internet from low Earth orbit including 784 satellites at an altitude of 367 miles (590 kilometers); 1,296 satellites at a height of 379 miles (610 kilometers), and 1,156 satellites in 391-mile (630-kilometer) orbits.

"Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world," an Amazon spokesperson told GeekWire. "This is a long-term project that envisions serving tens of millions of people who lack basic access to broadband internet. We look forward to partnering on this initiative with companies that share this common vision."

Amazon will need the permission of Federal Communication Commission approval before it starts the project.

It looks like SpaceX planned to launch Starlink Satellite Internet Service. Last year, SpaceX launched the first two prototype satellites for its Starlink broadband data constellation, which is projected to grow to more than 12,000 satellites in low Earth orbit.

The SpaceX Starlink satellites are much closer to reality. The company could reach its first Starlink satellites in orbit in 2020, and its bigger network than Project Kuiper. SpaceX will have more than 10,000 satellites.

Source: TheVerge, GeekWire

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