. Amazon Launching Internet Satellites in 2022 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNBC – Amazon aims to launch its first Project Kuiper internet satellites in the fourth quarter of 2022, the company announced on Monday. The technology giant filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate its first two prototype satellites, called KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2. Amazon says the satellites will launch with ABL Space on its RS1 rocket. “We’ll soon be ready to see how [the satellites] perform in space,” Amazon vice president Rajeev Badyal said in a statement. “There is no substitute for on-orbit testing, and we expect to learn a lot given the complexity and risk of operating in such a challenging environment.”

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