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Amazon’s Project Kuiper vs Starlink: What We Know

A new space race is on, as multiple private companies have plans to launch massive satellite constellations in the coming years. Project Kuiper is Amazon’s answer to Starlink, and one of the three big players in LEO (low earth orbit) satellite internet constellations. Amazon first announced Project Kuiper in April of 2019. The following year, Amazon committed around $10 billion to launching the satellite internet service.  Like Starlink, Project Kuiper plans to maintain thousands of satellites in low earth orbit in order to transmit and receive data from user terminals and ground stations. The full rollout could take a decade …

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