The mission slated to fly from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station will do so on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The mission, dubbedAmazon Project Kuiper Protoflight, will loft the KuiperSat-1 and 2 prototype satellites for Amazon's Project Kuiper broadband system — a planned constellation of over 3,000 satellites to deliver global internet service connectivity.
The launch window for a liftoff from Launch Complex 41 on Friday, Oct. 6, opens at 2 p.m. EDT.
Launch Friday, Oct. 6
- Company / Agency: United Launch Alliance
- Rocket: ULA Atlas V
- Location: Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
- Launch Window: Opens at 2 p.m. EDT
- Trajectory: East
- Weather: TBD
- Landing: None; Atlas V is expendable
About: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch KuiperSat-1 and 2, the first pair of prototype satellites for Amazon's Project Kuiper broadband system — a planned constellation of over 3,000 satellites that will deliver global internet service connectivity. The satellites will serve as a testbed to inform future design, deployment and operational plans ahead of a full-scale deployment beginning in 2024.
Quelle: Florida Today
Start von Atlas-V mit KuiperSat-1 and 2 prototype satellites for Amazons Project Kuiper broadband system
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket is launching the Protoflight mission for Amazon’s Project Kuiper. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. ULA’s Atlas V rocket will deliver two prototype satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) for Project Kuiper, a LEO satellite network that will provide fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Launch Date: Oct. 6, 2023 Launch Window: Opens at 2 p.m. EDT GO Atlas V! GO Centaur! GO Project Kuiper! GO Protoflight!