Project Kuiper (Vulcan #1) - Space launch mission detailed information
Project Kuiper (Vulcan #1) 1
31 DEC 2023
United Launch Alliance
Space Launch Complex 41
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. 45 satellites will be carried on each Vulcan launch.
The Vulcan launch system is a replacement under development by ULA to replace the Atlas-5 and Delta-4 families.