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Amazon targets 2024 launch of first Kuiper internet satellites
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Amazon.com plans to launch its first internet satellites to space in the first half of 2024 and offer initial commercial tests shortly after, the company said Tuesday, as it prepares to vie with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and others to provide broadband internet globally. Amazon’s satellite internet unit, Project Kuiper, will begin mass-producing the satellites later this year, the company said. “We’ll definitely be beta testing with commercial customers in 2024,” Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon devices, said at a conference in Washington.