Project Kuiper

Project Kuiper

A satellite-based Internet service from Amazon. Announced in 2019, Kuiper is expected to launch more than 3,000 low-earth satellites that will cover the earth for Internet access. However, a time line for completion was not given. The project name comes from the Kuiper belt, an icy region outside the orbit of Neptune, named after planetary scientist Gerard Kuiper. See Amazon.com and satellite Internet.
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While the growth is led by large constellations such as OneWeb, SpaceX's Starlink and Amazon's Project Kuiper, the findings show that the smallsat industry is diverse, with demand from a variety of operators, start-ups, universities, and countries.
Reports emerged in April that Amazon was working on a plan -- code-named Project Kuiper -- to launch 3,236 small satellites into Earth's orbit, creating an interconnected network that would be capable of beaming high-speed internet to anywhere on the planet.
The launch will make it an early forerunner, along with rival OneWeb, a startup, but well ahead of Amazon's Project Kuiper, the brainchild of Musk's space rival Jeff Bezos.
It's working on a 3,200-satellite proposal known as Project Kuiper.
According to The Verge, Amazon's Project Kuiper too has similar goals.
Project Kuiper is among a handful of big-concept efforts to expand internet access to more people.
Amazon envisage de creer un reseau de plus de 3.000 satellites pour fournir un acces internet dans le cadre d'un nouveau projet baptise "Project Kuiper", montrent plusieurs documents deposes le mois dernier aupres de l'Union internationale des telecommunications (UIT).
For nearly a year now, rumors have been swirling concerning a new Amazon.com project code-named Project Kuiper (named for the belt of stellar debris outside the orbit of Neptune, wherein resides the no-longer-a-planet Pluto).
This is not the first time that Musk has thrown some shade at Bezos for his work with Blue Origin as he called Bezos a "(https://www.ibtimes.com/war-ceos-elon-musk-slams-jeff-bezos-project-kuiper-2784639) copycat " in another tweet last month when Blue Origin announced its Project Kuiper.
The tweet was posted by Musk under an MIT Tech Report article about the project deftly named Project Kuiper to which he tagged Bezos.
Bezos has announced the appointment of Rajeev Badyal, former vice president for satellites at SpaceX, (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/07/amazon-hired-former-spacex-management-for-bezos-satellite-internet.html) to lead Amazon's Project Kuiper .
Amazon plans to deploy a satellite constellation with 3,236 satellites in low-Earth orbit (LEO) to provide high-speed broadband internet services to the unserved or underserved as part of an initiative called "Project Kuiper."