The Amazon logo is seen extracurricular its JFK8 organisation halfway successful Staten Island, New York, connected Nov. 25, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Kuiper Systems LLC sought support from U.S. regulators to motorboat different 4,538 satellites, Bloomberg reports.
The additions would bring Kuiper’s constellation to 7,774 satellites.
Amazon aims to bolster its constellation arsenic it competes with Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk’s SpaceX for broadband-from-space customers.
Kuiper and Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. each applied for outer fleets successful low-earth orbit.
Amazon contested that SpaceX has not met regulatory requirements. SpaceX dismissed the criticism.
Amazon aims to present broadband net to areas astir the satellite that deficiency high-speed service, Reuters reports.
Amazon sought support to motorboat and run 2 prototype satellites by the extremity of 2022.
AMZN shares closed higher by 1.21 percent astatine $3,518.99 connected Friday.
By Anusuya Lahiri
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