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Satellite veterans go from SpaceX to Amazon

The leadership team for Amazon’s newly revealed broadband satellite constellation, code-named Project Kuiper, includes engineers who left SpaceX’s Starlink constellation program last year as part of a reorganization, industry sources say. The personnel shift, first reported today by CNBC, illustrates how interconnected and … Continue reading

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Relativity Space to launch satellites for Telesat

Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis is a veteran of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture — and in a sense, you could say that Ellis and Blue Origin are on the same team once again. Today, the startup that Ellis co-founded … Continue reading

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Amazon quickly lists more than 70 satellite jobs

Boy, that escalated quickly: Just hours after GeekWire revealed that Amazon is planning a 3,236-satellite constellation to provide global broadband access, code-named Project Kuiper, the company posted scores of job openings for the new space venture. Virtually all of the 73 Kuiper-related … Continue reading

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Amazon plans satellite broadband constellation

Amazon is joining the race to provide broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit, newly uncovered filings show. The effort, code-named Project Kuiper, follows up on last September’s mysterious reports that Amazon was planning … Continue reading

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OneWeb wins $1.25B in funding for satellite net

The international OneWeb consortium says it’s raised another $1.25 billion in funding for its internet satellite constellation, ensuring a ramp-up in its production and launch campaign with the aim of offering high-speed global access by 2021. OneWeb says its new capital infusion … Continue reading

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OneWeb’s first broadband satellites are launched

A Russian-built, European-launched Soyuz rocket sent the first six satellites of OneWeb’s broadband data constellation into orbit today, kicking off a years-long campaign aimed at making high-speed internet connections available to billions of people around the world. Liftoff marked the … Continue reading

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SpaceX seeks OK for a million earth stations

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The application, filed on behalf of a sister company called SpaceX Services, seeks … Continue reading

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