Amazon plans to launch its first internet satellites in late 2022
Amazon aims to launch its first Project Kuiper internet satellites in the fourth quarter of 2022, the company announced Monday.
The technology giant filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate its first two prototype satellites, called KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2. Amazon said the satellites will launch with ABL Space on its RS1 rocket.
“We’ll soon be ready to see how [the satellites] perform in space,” Amazon vice president of technology Rajeev Badyal said in a statement. “There is no substitute for on-orbit testing, and we expect to learn a...