Project Kuiper (Ariane 6 #1) - Space launch mission detailed information
Project Kuiper (Ariane 6 #1) 1
31 DEC 2023
Ariane Launch Area 4
Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. This constellation is planned to be composed of 3,276 satellites. The satellites are projected to be placed in 98 orbital planes in three orbital layers, one at 590 km, 610 km and 630 km altitude. 35-40 satellites will be carried on each Ariane 6 launch.
The Ariane 6 family is currently under development by the European Space Agency, with two variations including the Ariane 64 with four solid boosters intended for government and scientific missions.