December 3, 2023

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Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama-assembled United Launch Alliance rocket powers first Amazon satellites into orbit

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By: Jerry Underwood

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with deep Alabama roots lifted off from Cape Canaveral days ago on a milestone mission that sets the stage for ULA rockets to deploy satellites for an ambitious Amazon broad network.

The Atlas V 501 rocket blasting off last Friday launched the Protoflight mission for Amazon’s Project Kuiper, a low-Earth-orbit satellite network that will provide fast, affordable internet service to under-resourced communities around the world.

ULA’s factory in Decatur played a key role in the successful mission, which delivered two satellites to orbit 311 miles above Earth.

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2023-10-12 21:00:10

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