Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) said on Wednesday that the new Vulcan rocket will launch satellites for its Project Kuiper internet program in the early months of 2023.
The business, which was created by Jeff Bezos, announced in a statement that its first two satellites, Kuipersat-1 and Kuipersat-2, will launch early in 2019 on the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) debut of its brand-new Vulcan Centaur rocket.
Amazon claimed that employing the Centaur will provide them with “practical experience” prior to the 47 launches that ULA is slated to offer for its satellite constellation.
From Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the first mission will be launched.
To deploy its constellation of 3,236 satellites, Amazon claimed it has booked up to 92 launches with ULA, Arianespace, and Blue Origin.
The business announced that it will continue to conduct two launches with ABL Space Systems, which was originally selected to transport its two prototype satellites.
The business had previously announced in April that its two prototype missions would launch later in 2022 on ABL’s RS1 rocket.
According to ABL President Dan Piemont, the business completed development on a special Project Kuiper spacecraft adapter early this year, according to CNBC.
With ordinary download speeds between 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps and a premium version with speeds ranging from 150-500 Mbps, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc (TSLA), and SpaceX already offer Starlink broadband internet service.
Original article posted on benzinga.com.