Amazon.com Inc on Thursday confirmed its plan to construct a community of over 3,000 satellites by means of “Mission Kuiper” to supply excessive pace web.
The venture will launch a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites that may present low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to folks globally who lack primary entry to broadband web, the corporate stated.
Particulars of the venture have been filed with the United Nation’s Worldwide Telecommunication Union final month.
Amazon’s satellite tv for pc venture faces stiff competitors from related ventures from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket firm SpaceX and Airbus-backed OneWeb amongst others. In February, OneWeb launched its first six satellites.
Corporations resembling SpaceX, LeoSat Enterprises and Canada’s Telesat are working to allow knowledge networks with lots of and even 1000’s of tiny satellites that orbit nearer to Earth than conventional communications satellites, a radical shift made attainable by leaps in laser know-how and laptop chips.
Earlier this 12 months, Jeff Bezos’ rocket firm Blue Origin additionally signed a take care of Canada’s Telesat to launch a part of satellite tv for pc constellation.