Amazon tests its Project Kuiper satellite internet project
Amazon tests its Project Kuiper satellite internet project

Amazon announced that it has developed a milestone for a satellite internet project called Project Kuiper.

The company has unveiled the antenna designs that will enable its customers to use the Internet via satellite.

The company said: It has completed the first development of the antenna to be placed in low-cost customer stations that connect users to the Amazon network.

The Kuiper Project is a system Amazon plans to launch the next large constellation of 3,236 satellites for the Internet in low Earth orbit, similar to SpaceX's Starlink network.

Amazon said it has conducted field tests of the antenna in a variety of environments, including broadcasting 4K video from a satellite in geosynchronous orbit (also known as geosynchronous equatorial orbit).

These satellites are located in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 35,786 kilometers above the equator, and Amazon says they are 50 times closer than the expected orbit of the Kuiper satellite of 600 kilometers.

"Our prototype delivers speeds of up to 400 Mbps," the company wrote in a blog post and "performance will continue to improve in future tests without revealing the full endpoint design."

In July, Amazon received FCC approval to launch 3,236 satellites for the "Satellite Internet" project. The company has pledged to invest $ 10 billion in the project.

After launching 578 satellites into orbit, the Amazon network began providing services, indicating that the project has not yet completed designing the satellite.

Amazon's goal is to cover remote areas where traditional broadband internet is inaccessible.

To date, SpaceX has launched about 900 satellites, which is only a small fraction of the total global coverage, but sufficient to provide service in some areas, including the northwestern United States.

In October, SpaceX launched a public beta test of the Starlink project for a monthly fee of $ 99.

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