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Amazon counters opposition to Kuiper satellites

28 Jan 2020, 03:33 UTC
Amazon counters opposition to Kuiper satellites
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Multiple mega-constellations of satellites could take root in low Earth orbit over the next few years. (European Space Agency Illustration)
Amazon fired its latest volley today in a back-and-forth debate over whether the company can proceed in an expedited fashion with its 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper mega-constellation for broadband internet access.
Today’s 24-page letter to the Federal Communications Commission addresses objections raised by SpaceX, OneWeb and other mega-constellation ventures to Amazon’s request for an “expeditious grant” of its application to launch and operate the Kuiper satellites.
“Affording equitable access to spectrum and orbital resources will increase investment, innovation, and consumer choice.” Mariah Dodson Shuman, corporate counsel for Kuiper Systems, Amazon’s satellite subsidiary, wrote in the letter.
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