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Bezos Is ‘Years Behind’ Musk in Satellite Race, SpaceX COO Says

  • Shotwell says SpaceX’s Starlink ahead of Amazon’s Kuiper
  • She warns satellite rival OneWeb will disappoint investors
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Why Space Launches Are Getting Cheaper

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s second-highest ranking executive said the rocket maker has big advantages over other companies racing to build constellations of internet-providing satellites, including Jeff Bezos’s Inc.

SpaceX will in the coming weeks launch its next batch of 60 satellites for its Starlink broadband service, Gwynne Shotwell, the closely held company’s president and chief operating officer said Friday. The company launched its first 60 satellites in May and will eventually conduct such missions every other week.