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Amazon orders up to 83 launches from Arianespace, Blue Origin, and ULA
Posted: Sun, Apr 10, 2022, 12:23 PM ET (1623 GMT)
Amazon announced Tuesday it is buying up to 83 launches from Arianespace, Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance to deploy much of its Project Kuiper megaconstellation. The company said it would buy 38 Vulcan launches from ULA and invest in launch infrastructure to support a higher flight rate. It is also buying 18 Ariane 6 launches and 12 New Glenn launches with an option for 15 more. The company did not disclose contract terms or other details, such as how many satellites will be launched on each rocket. Amazon said the launches will take place over five years and keep the company on track to meet its FCC license requirements to have half its 3,236-satellite constellation in orbit by July 2026.
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