Internet: Amazon ready to challenge SpaceX in the sprint of satellite launches

Posted 8 Dec. 2022 at 7:20 amUpdated 8 Dec. 2022 at 7:26

Small annoyance for Elon Musk: the billionaire has not quite obtained the authorizations he wanted to strengthen his constellation of Starlink satellites, with which he wishes to distribute the Internet throughout the world.

While SpaceX has already launched some 3,000 satellites in low orbit, the federal telecommunications authority of the United States, the all-powerful Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has apparently heard the warnings of the billionaire’s competitors. . It authorized Starlink to deploy its new generation of satellites, but within a ceiling set at 7,500 units, when SpaceX requested authorizations for 30,000 satellites.

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