Tag: Project Kuiper

  • Amazon Prepares to Kick Off Satellite Internet Project with Atlas V Launch

    Amazon Prepares to Kick Off Satellite Internet Project with Atlas V Launch

    Amazon is another step closer to launching its satellite internet service, Project Kuiper. Amazon announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to use nine Atlas V vehicles for satellite deployment. “We’re determined to make affordable broadband a reality for customers and communities around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon […]

  • Amazon Gets One Step Closer to Launching Satellite Internet Service

    Amazon Gets One Step Closer to Launching Satellite Internet Service

    Amazon announced this week that it has reached another milestone in working toward providing a fast, affordable broadband internet service to rival SpaceX’s Starlink. The newest update from the company is that Project Kuiper has developed a small, low-cost customer terminal that will allow customers to connect to Amazon’s satellites. This key piece of the […]

  • SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Approved for 1,280 Broadband Satellites

    SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Approved for 1,280 Broadband Satellites

    The FCC has granted OneWeb permission to launch an additional 1,280 satellites in addition to the 720 satellites that have already been approved for the company’s broadband service. OneWeb filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, citing the “financial impact and market turbulence related to the spread of COVID-19” as the reason behind a lack of […]

  • SpaceX Plans to Bring Internet to 5 Million US Households

    SpaceX Plans to Bring Internet to 5 Million US Households

    SpaceX has requested permission from the FCC to increase the number of terminals it will deploy to 5 million. Originally, SpaceX was granted a license from the FCC for 1 million terminals in March. “SpaceX Services requests this increase in authorized units due to the extraordinary demand for access to the Starlink non-geostationary orbit satellite […]

  • Amazon is Approved for $10 Billion Satellite Internet Project to Rival SpaceX

    Amazon is Approved for $10 Billion Satellite Internet Project to Rival SpaceX

    Amazon has gotten approval from the FCC to create a satellite internet network that would be a competitor to SpaceX’s Starlink service. Marketwatch reported on documents released Thursday, showing Amazon’s request to build a network of over 3,200 satellites, called Project Kuiper. The goal of the project, Amazon has said, is to research areas that […]