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Amazon exec expects satellites to boost sales

Why is Amazon planning to put thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit? Part of the motivation is to expand Amazon’s footprint in online sales and cloud computing services, says Dave Limp, the company’s devices and services chief. During a … Continue reading

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Amazon and OneWeb update their satellite plans

Filings with the Federal Communications Commission are providing fresh details about the plans being laid by Amazon and OneWeb to set up networks of satellites for global broadband internet access. OneWeb, for example, is seeking FCC approval for up to … Continue reading

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Amazon seeks FCC’s OK for Kuiper satellites

By Alan Boyle and Taylor Soper Amazon is asking the Federal Communications Commission for approval of its Project Kuiper satellite broadband venture, and referring to potential synergies with Amazon Web Services as a strong selling point. GeekWire first reported news of Project … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos explains Amazon’s big bet on satellites

LAS VEGAS — For the first time in public, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained the rationale for his risky Project Kuiper satellite broadband venture, during a fireside chat that was interrupted when an animal rights activist jumped on stage. Today’s half-hour … Continue reading

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Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos a satellite copycat

The fur is flying in the broadband internet satellite race. It all started when we found out that Amazon was planning its own 3,236-satellite constellation to provide global internet access. The campaign, known as Project Kuiper, is likely to compete with … Continue reading

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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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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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