(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) on Thursday confirmed its plan to construct a community of over 3,000 satellites by way of “Venture Kuiper” to supply excessive pace web.
The challenge will launch a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites that can present low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to individuals globally who lack primary entry to broadband web, the corporate stated.
Particulars of the challenge have been filed with the United Nation’s Worldwide Telecommunication Union final month.
Amazon’s satellite tv for pc challenge faces stiff competitors from related ventures from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket firm SpaceX and Airbus-backed OneWeb amongst others. In February, OneWeb launched its first six satellites.
Firms akin to SpaceX, LeoSat Enterprises and Canada’s Telesat are working to allow information networks with tons of and even 1000’s of tiny satellites that orbit nearer to Earth than conventional communications satellites, a radical shift made potential by leaps in laser expertise and laptop chips.
Earlier this 12 months, Jeff Bezos’ rocket firm Blue Origin additionally signed a cope with Canada’s Telesat to launch a part of satellite tv for pc constellation.
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