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Amazon ups commitment to satellite tech with new facility

E-commerce giant Amazon is set to open a $120m processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The move is a key part of Amazon's Kuiper project, a USD 10 billion scheme to launch a network of 3,200 low Earth-orbiting satellites that will beam broadband internet all over the world.

As such, the 100,000-square-foot Florida facility will employ 50 staff and will prepare the satellites (manufactured in Redmond, Washington) for launch. Amazon plans to complete the facility by late 2024, with a target to ship the first batch of satellites in 2025.

Last year, Amazon announced the biggest corporate rocket deal in the industry’s history. It booked 77 launches from a variety of companies.
 


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February 13 2024 4:53 pm V22.3.28-1
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