NASA awards millions to SpaceX and Amazon's Project Kuiper for satellite communications

(21 Apr 2022) !Six satellite ventures — including SpaceX's Starlink network and Amazon's Project Kuiper — are due to receive a total of $278.5 million in NASA funding to demonstrate next-generation space communication services in Earth orbit. The Communications Services Project is intended to smooth the transition from NASA's constellation of dedicated communication satellites, known as Tracking and Data Relay Satellites or TDRS, to a commercially operated network that draws upon multiple providers."

Reference: GeekWire

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