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Amazon to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit for global broadband project

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stands in front of the Amazon logo on stage.
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Amazon has begun the process of squaring its self-described "big, audacious space project" with the FCC, according to public filings reported by GeekWire.

Details: Project Kuiper's first public filings indicate the company plans to put 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit in order to "provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world," according to an Amazon statement emailed to GeekWire. The satellites would provide data coverage for 95% of the land in which the world lives. Amazon has not yet given a timeline for Project Kuiper's launch or the initial cost projections.

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