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Amazon strikes deals with 3 rocket firms for satellite launches

Amazon strikes deals with 3 rocket companies. Deal to launch internet satellites for Project Kuiper.

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On Tuesday, Amazon announced it had struck deals with three rocket companies to launch their internet satellites, calling it “the largest commercial procurement of launch vehicles in history.”
The tech giant has 83 launches planned over five years as part of its Project Kuiper Internet satellites mission statement.
The contracts outline plans to send the satellites into Earth’s low orbit with the help of three separate rocket companies, including at least 12 launches with its executive Chairman Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
The company signed contracts worth $10 billion with Europe-based Arianespace, for 18 launches of the Ariane 6 rocket, and with United Launch Alliance, for 38 launches of the Vulcan rocket.
In a news release, the vice president of technology for Project Kuiper, Rajeev Badyal, stated, “Securing launch capacity from multiple providers has been a key part of our strategy from day one.”

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