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Project Kuiper... Will Amazon compete with SpaceX in the space Internet race?


Amazon, which specializes in Internet technology and cloud computing, launched its first pair of satellites, as part of “Project Kuiper,” in an ambitious plan to build a global Internet network via this type of satellite. The Kuiper Project is an initiative by Amazon, which aims to provide Internet at high frequencies and speeds at reasonable prices all over the world, targeting what it called “communities deprived of Internet services,” or those in which traditional communication options are available, by deploying thousands of satellites in... Low Earth orbit is connected to a global network of antennas, optical fibers and Internet access points on Earth. The initial design for the Kuiper Project satellite constellation includes 3,236 satellites. The term "constellation" refers to a group of identical satellites that work together in tightly coordinated movements to achieve a common goal, which is to provide reliable broadband Internet coverage. The beginning: Amazon began research and development on the Kuiper project in 2018, and it was completed in July

Project Kuiper targets billions of people around the world who do not have reliable access to broadband frequencies, and poor connectivity means limited access to modern communications, education, health services and other important resources. At the same time, the network will serve a wide range of customers, including schools, hospitals, government agencies and other institutions that operate in places where there is no reliable connectivity, according to the project owners. Project Kuiper plans to spread the service in many countries around the world. The project got its name after the Kuiper Belt, a region in the solar system located outside the eight major planets. The Kuiper Belt itself is named after the Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Kuiper (1905-1973), who many consider the father of modern planetary science. The Kuiper project has a facility dedicated to producing satellites in Kirkland, Washington, DC, with a manufacturing capacity of up to 5 satellites per day. Additionally, the Kuiper Project has begun construction of a satellite processing facility at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, which Amazon will use to prepare and integrate Kuiper satellites with rockets from Blue Origin and the International Launch Alliance (UL). any".