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Amazon gets FCC approval for Project Kuiper satellite constellation

The planned constellation of 3,236 satellites is intended to address “unserved and underserved communities” around the world.

SpaceX is a rival in this area, with its planned Starlink eventually consisting of 4,425 satellites.

The FCC granted Amazon approval by a 5-0 vote to deploy and operate the service to deliver satellite-based broadband services in the United States. The Ka-band system will require an investment of $10 billion, says the company.

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