in ,

David Limp: Amazon Eyes ‘Launch Agnostic’ Approach for Broadband Satellite Constellation Project


David Limp, senior vice president of devices and services at Amazon, has told TechCrunch in an interview the company will be "launch agnostic" in efforts to deploy a planned constellation of 3,236 broadband satellites to space.

"Our hope is that it's not just one provider, that there will be multiple providers," he said during the video interview posted Thursday.

Amazon received Federal Communications Commission authorization in July to offer satellite-based broadband services in the U.S. as part of the Seattle-based technology firm's Project Kuiper initiative to help more communities and households get connected.

Limp noted that launch market dynamics, system reusability and technological breakthroughs were among the forces that drove the company to pursue the $10B satellite constellation project.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Government Technology


Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

Carahsoft, Microsoft Join Anchore DevSecOps Partner Program
Coursera, immixGroup Partner to Bring Online Learning Services to Public Sector