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Amazon Seeks Another 4,538 Satellites to Challenge Musk’s SpaceX

  • Amazon’s Kuiper fleet would grow to 7,774 satellites
  • Applications seek permission to launch more than 35,000
Artist render of the ABL Space Systems' new RS1 rocket, which will launch Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellites. 

Artist render of the ABL Space Systems' new RS1 rocket, which will launch Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellites. 

Source: Amazon.com Inc.
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Amazon.com Inc.’s Kuiper Systems LLC asked U.S. regulators for permission to launch another 4,538 satellites that would bolster its constellation as it competes with Elon Musk’s SpaceX for broadband-from-space customers.

The additions would bring Kuiper’s constellation to 7,774 satellites, the company said in a filing Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission.