Amazon Launches Starlink Competition
Un-imaginative Competition 101 — “People are paying that guy for spaceships and satellites…I need to get some spaceships and satellites.”
Amazon signed a deal with three companies for 83 launches to deliver some of its 3,236 Project Kuiper internet satellites.
- United Launch Alliance for 38 launches
- Arianespace for 18 launches
- Blue Origin for 12 launches
Amazon has options for 15 more launches with owner Bezo's Blue Origin commercial space company.
SpaceX. While Starlink's competition is entering the market, Elon Musk's private space company has just delivered four astronauts to the International Space Station.