Amazon Goes On Buying Spree For Kuiper Rides To LEO

Blue Origin rockets in space
Amazon signed agreements for heavy-lift launch services aboard Arianespace Ariane 6, Blue Origin New Glenn and United Launch Alliance Vulcan rockets for its Kuiper low-Earth-orbit broadband constellation.
Credit: Amazon
At the end of the day, the biggest launch contract in the world likely will be the one SpaceX gave itself to deploy its Starlink broadband network. The campaign, now at about the halfway point with more than 2,100 satellites in orbit for the initial constellation, already has required 41 dedicated...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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