Amazon gets FCC approval for its Project Kuiper broadband satellites

The FCC has unanimously authorised Amazon’s Project Kuiper, giving the tech huge the go-in advance to deploy and work a constellation of three,236 satellites. Amazon asked the FCC for authorization to start hundreds of Minimal Earth Orbit satellites in July 2019, just a several months months immediately after asserting the venture. Identical to SpaceX’s Starlink constellation, Kuiper’s purpose is to present satellite-centered broadband services. Amazon is hoping to assist extend internet obtain to homes and corporations in distant locations throughout the United States and about the world.

The company strategies to commit around $10 billion on the venture, which will be deployed in five phases. According to the FCC, Amazon must be finished deploying 50 % of Kuiper’s satellites by 2026, and the whole constellation must be in location by July thirtieth, 2029.