The FCC unanimously approved the Amazon Kuiper Project, which gave the technology giant the best to implement and operate a constellation of 3,236 satellites. Amazon asked the FCC for permission to launch thousands of Low Earth Orbit satellites in July 2019, just a few months after announcing the project. Similar to the Starlink constellation of SpaceX, Kuiper’s purpose is to provide satellite-based broadband services. Amazon is hoping to help expand internet access for homes 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 deployed in five phases. According to the FCC, Amazon must be made using half of Kuiper’s satellites by 2026, and the entire constellation must be in place by July 30, 2029.