According to CNBC, Amazon is planning for its first internet satellite launch to happen next year. The Seattle-based company says the goal is to make it happen during the final three months of the year.
It’s all part of Amazon’s plans for a network of more than 32-hundred satellites designed to give more people access to the Internet. The e-commerce giant is investing more than ten billion dollars into the effort.
“There is no substitute for on-orbit testing,” Amazon vice president of technology Rajeev Badyal says in a statement to CNBC. “And we expect to learn a lot given the complexity and risk of operating in such a challenging environment.”