Amazon Selects Blue Origin’s New Glenn for 12 Launches
Amazon announced what it claims is the biggest rocket deal in the commercial space industry’s history, signing on with three companies for up to 83 launches of its Project Kuiper internet satellites. The tech giant signed contracts for launches with United Launch Alliance (ULA), Arianespace and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Project Kuiper is Amazon’s plan to build a network of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit, to provide high-speed internet to anywhere in the world.
This will create hundreds of jobs in the Alliance region as well as investments made in launch infrastructure and capability upgrades that will benefit both commercial and government customers.