Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

Amazon plans to launch 3,236 satellites into Earth’s orbit


IllustrationIllustration - Amazon, known as the global e-Commerce giant made by Jeff Bezos, plans to launch up to 3,236 satellites into orbit. The satellite can later be used to spread internet access throughout the world, especially areas that are difficult to reach by land infrastructure where they are served services to cyberspace.

Amazon calls it Project Kuiper, which will be done through a subsidiary called Kuiper Systems LLC. At present Kuiper Systems is discussing it with ITU, an international organization, one of which is tasked with coordinating satellite orbits.

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As quoted from Tech Crunch, on Friday, April 5th 2019, Amazon has confirmed the news. They also recognize that Kuiper Project is one of the projects that they are working on. "Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch satellites in low- orbit of Earth that will provide high-speed, low latency internet connectivity to underserved communities throughout the world" Amazon said in a statement.

Amazon itself has not revealed whether they will make the satellites or buy them from third parties. About when the thousands of satellites slide into Earth orbit is still a mystery. Rumors circulating say, Amazon could have collaborated with Blue Origin as a company that has been competent in the field of space services since 2000. For information, Blue Origin is a company that was also founded by Jeff Bezos.


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