Rendering of a United Launch Alliance’ Atlas V rocket carrying Amazon satellites.
Amazon is preparing to send its first Project Kuiper internet satellites into orbit, with Jeff Bezos‘ company announcing on Monday that it signed a contract with United Launch Alliance for nine launches.
ULA, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, will use its Atlas V series of rockets to launch the Kuiper missions. Amazon’s planned constellation would include 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit. The company has said it will invest $10 billion in to bring high-speed broadband to consumers, businesses and governments.
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