The FCC has unanimously approved Amazon’s Kuiper Project, giving the tech giant the breakthrough to deploy and operate a constellation of 3,236 satellites. Amazon asked the FCC for permission to launch thousands of Lower Earth Orbit satellites in July 2019, just months after the project was announced. Similar to Starlink’s SpaceX constellation, Kuiper’s goal is to provide satellite-based satellite services. Amazon hopes to help expand Internet access for families and businesses in remote areas across the United States and around the world.
The company plans to invest over $ 10 billion in the project, which will be placed in five phases. According to the FCC, Amazon should do the deployment of half of the Kuiper satellites by 2026, and the entire constellation should be in place by July 30, 2029.