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Amazon Satellite Internet to Launch into Orbit via SpaceX’s Rivals

Amazon on Tuesday announced a commercial launch deal — the largest in history — to deploy the majority of the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for its “Project Kuiper” satellite broadband service into orbit (via ArsTechnica). The deal covers 83 rocket launches over the next five years from the three largest commercial launch providers in the […]

Amazon Loses Blue Origin Lawsuit vs. NASA Over SpaceX Contract

After Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin lodged a lawsuit against NASA over its granting SpaceX a 2024 moon outpost contract, the company has officially been defeated in a Federal court, a new report shows. Blue Origin lost a court battle with NASA over the awarding of SpaceX with the 2024 moon contract, according to CNBC. […]

Blue Origin is ‘Kind of Lazy’ vs SpaceX, Admits Exec in 2018 Memo

An internal company memo at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, originally sent in 2018, reveals that the company hired a management consultant from Avascent to evaluate SpaceX’s strengths and weaknesses in order to hopefully follow suit, according to details seen by ArsTechnica. The internal memo is dated November 1, 2018, and offers a blunt picture of […]

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin Sue NASA Over SpaceX Lunar Contract

Image credit: Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ space agency Blue Origin is suing NASA, claiming that a $2.9 billion USD lunar landing contract was awarded unfairly to SpaceX, reports the BBC. The contract, which originally stated plans to host two space exploration providers, apparently had to reduce the contract to just one company as a result […]

Blue Origin Says NASA ‘Moved the Goalposts’ in Awarding SpaceX Moon Contract

Earlier this month, NASA awarded SpaceX with a mission contract to head back to the moon, and one space exploration company is not happy about it. On Monday, Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company, Blue Origin, formally filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office, alleging that NASA’s decision “moved the goalposts last-minute” for contract-bidding companies, […]

Canada’s Telesat to Take on SpaceX and Amazon in Satellite Internet Space Race

Canadian satellite internet company Telesat has accelerated in the race to achieve low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite internet, pitting them against Elon Musk’s Starlink and Jeff Bezos’s Project Kuiper, both working to offer improved satellite internet connectivity first. Calling Telesat’s LEO constellation “the Holy Grail” for shareholders, Ottawa-based Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg says the company has […]