The management of Amazon confirmed plans to create a network of a network of thousands of satellites in a low orbit. With their help, the company plans to create high -speed access to almost all residents of the Earth.
In the International Union of Electric Network, or ITU, relevant applications have already been submitted. They say about the desire to place 3,236 satellites in low near -Earth orbit. This powerful network will have to cover the territory of 95% of the world’s population (latitude-from the 56th southern parallel to the 56th north). Placement height – from 590 to 630 km above the Earth’s surface.
The current system of broadband satellite systems has significant delays. The new satellites will be no more than 25 ms. This indicator corresponds to the parameters of fiber and cable systems.
It is important to note that in this area there is already strong competition. So, SpaceX, Oneweb, Telesat and Space Norway work on such satellite systems.