Amazon books first rocket launches for broadband satellites project
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Amazon books first rocket launches for broadband satellites project

Tech giant will launch 3,236 satellites over five years to compete with SpaceX and UK’s OneWeb

Amazon will compete directly with SpaceX and the UK government-owned OneWeb to set up a constellation of broadband-providing satellites, the company has announced.

The plan, Project Kuiper, will involve Amazon buying the largest batch of commercial launches in history, securing space on 83 rockets over the next five years to launch 3,236 satellites.

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