Amazon Will Launch 3000+ Satellites To Offer High Speed Internet In India || Now get Extremely high speed Internet

Amazon Will Launch 3000+ Satellites To Offer High Speed Internet In India || Now get Extremely high speed Internet

 Amazon Will Launch 3000+ Satellites To Offer High Speed Internet In India || Now get Extremely high speed Internet

Amazon is working on bringing high-speed satellite internet services to India, joining the race and competing against Bharti-backed One-Web and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Read on to find out all the details about Amazon’s plans about introducing its own internet services!

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Amazon To Introduce High Speed Satellite Internet Services To India

The global e-commerce giant is planning to start working on introducing high-speed satellite internet services to India. For this, Amazon is planning to approach the government in order to deal with the various factors that play a part in internet services, such as modalities, authorisations, permits, landing rights and satellite bandwidth leasing costs.

They will also require landing rights in order to downlink signals of foreign satellites into the country, which will be granted by the Department of Space (DoS) .

As per these sources, “Talks with the DoS and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will happen on the necessary regulatory approvals to bring Amazon’s high-speed broadband services to India via its Project Kuiper satellite constellation as part of the global launch.”

Some of the major competitors of Amazon will be One Web, by Bharti Airtel, SpaceX by Elon Musk, and Jio’s internet services.

“We conclude that grant of Kuiper’s application would advance the public interest by authorizing a system designed to increase the availability of high-speed broadband service to consumers, government, and businesses,” the FCC wrote in its authorization for the satellites.

Project Kuiper is Amazon’s entrant into the race for space internet, competing with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation, the recently revived U.K.-based OneWeb, and several other players. Amazon asked the FCC for permission to launch its satellites back in July 2019.

The goal is to blanket Earth in satellites in low orbits, which will them beam the internet to ground stations that people can connect to, including from remote locations that might not otherwise have internet access. Amazon’s satellites will orbit between 590 and 630 kilometers, as per the FCC authorization.

In a statement, Amazon said it intended to invest “more than $10 billion” in Project Kuiper. “There are still too many places where broadband access is unreliable or where it doesn’t exist at all,” Dave Limp, Senior Vice President at Amazon, said in the statement. “Kuiper will change that.”

However, there are significant concerns about launching such large numbers of satellites into orbit, such as the risk of collisions between satellites, which could be disastrous.

Currently only about 2,000 active satellites orbit Earth, but SpaceX alone plans to increase this by up to 42,000 with its Starlink constellation, coupled with thousands more from Amazon, OneWeb, and others.

When satellites get too close to each other, they must move out of the way to avoid a potential collision. Currently these maneuvers, known as a collision avoidance maneuver, are performed three times a day. Estimates suggest this will increase to eight an hour if all planned mega constellations are launched.

If two satellites collide, they can produce thousands of pieces of debris that can potentially hit other satellites. In 2009, for example, an active U.S. satellite collided with a defunct Russian satellite, creating a large cloud of dangerous debris.


Amazon has not revealed how bright its satellites might be, nor what sort of impact they might have on the sky. The FCC did, however, ask Amazon to consider the impact of its satellites on radio astronomy.

Nonetheless, there will be concerns about yet another constellation of satellites that astronomers will have to contend with in their efforts to study the universe, potentially forever altering the aesthetic of the night sky for many.

Project Kuiper is not the only mega constellation in development. Indeed, SpaceX has already launched hundreds of Starlink satellites, and OneWeb has launched dozens of its own.

But the emergence of another mega constellation, when issues regarding space debris and astronomy are yet to be resolved, will be worrisome to many. In the pursuit of slightly faster rural internet from space, there remain serious and legitimate concerns that could have impacts for generations.

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