Amazon Receives 9 ULA Satellite Launches for Kuiper Broadband Internet Project

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Amazon said Monday it has provided nine United Launch Alliance (ULA) satellite rockets to support the initial deployment of its Project Kuiper broadband Internet initiative.

The ULA Atlas V launch vehicles, a joint missile company between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, are the first of many vehicles to be used for deployment. On Amazon satellite constellation to orbit.

Amazon’s Kuiper project, a planned network of more than 3,000 satellites that will provide high-speed Internet from space, faces stiff competition from Starlink network by Elon Musk SpaceX.

“The Atlas V is an extremely reliable launch vehicle and provides the right level of performance, capacity and reliability we need to begin our large-scale deployment,” said the e-commerce giant.

Last year, Amazon said it would invest more than $ 10 billion (approximately Rs. 75,000 crore) to build a network of 3,236 satellites that would provide high-speed broadband Internet services to people around the world who do not have such access.

More than 500 people are currently working on the Project Kuiper program at Amazon, the company said.

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