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Amazon to Test Satellite Internet Service Starting Next Year

  • Company plans $10-billion-plus investment as it cuts elsewhere
  • Amazon unveiled prototype antenna slightly bigger than Kindle
Project Kuiper antennas. 

Project Kuiper antennas. 

Source: Amazon, Inc.
Updated on Inc. plans to launch its first Project Kuiper production satellites in 2024 and start beta testing its ambitious internet-from-space service with customers the same year. 

Dave Limp, Amazon’s senior vice president of devices and services, revealed the timeline at a satellite industry trade show in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. He also showcased various prototype user terminals that future customers will use to tap into the satellite constellation. The prototypes included three different sized antennas, including a small seven-inch-square model only slightly bigger than an Amazon Kindle.