Amazon plans to launch thousands of internet satellites

Amazon wants to launch thousands of low Earth orbit satellites to offer internet connection across the planet. With Project Kuiper, it aims to deploy 3,236 satellites to cover areas where about 95 percent of the global population live. Details…

Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb and Facebook in the race to create space-based internet services

Amazon is officially joining the race to create a network of satellites in low Earth orbit that will provide high-speed terrestrial internet services. The company has filed its first papers with the U.S. government for approval to launch a network of 3,236 satellites through a subsidiary called Kuiper Systems LLC, according to a report in GeekWire. […]