Amazon signed a contract for nine launches of its Project Kuiper internet satellites on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rockets.
Amazon is preparing to send its first Project Kuiper internet satellites into orbit, with the retail giant announcing Monday that it has signed a contract with United Launch Alliance for nine launches.
ULA, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, will use its Atlas V series of rockets to launch the Kuiper missions.
Amazon hopes to launch 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit. The company has said it will invest $10 billion in bringing high-speed broadband to consumers, businesses, and governments.
“We’re determined to make affordable broadband a reality for customers and communities around the world,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement. “ULA is a fantastic partner that’s successfully launched dozens of missions for commercial and government customers, and we’re grateful for their support of Kuiper.”