Amazon Kuiper: Two prototypes to launch early October, full-scale satellite production ramp-up to follow

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Amazon’s Project Kuiper global satellite broadband network will begin the ramp-up of its satellite production facility in early in 2024 following the launch of two prototype satellites, now scheduled for early October aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, Kuiper’s head of product management and business development said.

“We’ll do end to end testing with these two satellites,” said Naveen Kachroo, adding that both with have “a full payload.”

“The next milestone for us will be 2024,” Kachroo said . . .

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