Amazon urges FCC to reject SpaceX proposals for next-generation Starlink

Illustration of the Earth with the logo of Starlink, the satellite broadband service planned by SpaceX.

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Amazon is urging US regulators to reject an replace to SpaceX’s plan for a second-generation Starlink system.

Kuiper Methods, Amazon’s satellite-broadband subsidiary, says that SpaceX broke Federal Communications Fee guidelines by “propos[ing] two totally different configurations for the practically 30,000 satellites of its Gen2 System, every of which arranges these satellites alongside very totally different orbital parameters. SpaceX’s novel method of making use of for 2 mutually unique configurations is at odds with each the fee’s guidelines and public coverage and we urge the fee to dismiss this modification.”

Amazon summarized its views in a gathering with fee workers and in an ex parte submitting on Wednesday that summarized the assembly, saying that SpaceX ought to be allowed to resubmit the modification to its utility solely “after selecting a single configuration for its Gen2 System.”

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