Jeff Bezos‘ company also wants to conquer space by giving the internet to the whole world from low orbit. This year the tests will begin and by next year they should begin to work.
The e-commerce giant has announced that it has applied for an experimental license to launch two satellites (KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2) from the Federal Communications Commission of the United States (FCC).
These two satellites will be the first to be launched by Amazon to see if its approach to the satellite internet is real, since everything done to date is theoretical.
Amazon’s internet service is being developed under the codename Project Kuiper , costs $ 10 billion and, for those who don’t know, competes directly with Starlink , SpaceX’s satellite broadband service.
All systems are being tested well in simulated and laboratory environments, they explain from the company, so the next tests in orbit will be key to know if the idea they currently have can be carried out.
Among other things, Amazon will test the maximum speed of the devices, since in previous tests they showed that the satellites could transmit up to 400 Mbps of speed to the Internet.