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Amazon will launch thousands of satellites for Internet access

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Amazon plans a new, ambitious job. Jeff Bezos plans to launch 3236 satellites to provide Internet access, according to GeekWire Online Edition.

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The initiative is called the Kuiper Project, moving from the Kuiper system. The project will cost billions of dollars, putting Amazon in direct competition with SpaceX, OneWeb and other similar companies that have similar goals.

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BusinessInsider Amazon confirms the existence of the project. "This is a new initiative to launch a constellation of low orbit satellites that will allow high-speed Internet access and low latency in areas in the world where there is a lack or no connection," said the company's spokeswoman.

Amazon does not provide specific starting dates for the first satellites. The company said the project is long-term and provides one day for the service "tens of millions of people who do not have the basic broadband access". Amazon adds that it is open to partnerships with other companies that "share this common vision".

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GeekWire Amazon adds that satellites will cover about 95% of the world's population. The location of the satellite has already been coordinated with the institutions, but the company has not yet submitted a license application for its implementation. The Kuiper project is still at an early stage of development, but Amazons' intentions are serious and the company is already preparing steps for its realization.

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