Amazon Switches to Atlas V Rocket for First Project Kuiper Satellite Launch Written 8 August 2023

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rolls out of the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida | Credit: Kim Shiflett ; NASA

Bloomberg reports Amazon “said it plans to launch the first two test satellites for its Project Kuiper constellation this fall on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, rather than its next-generation Vulcan, as previously planned.” The change “comes amid repeated delays of the debut launch of Vulcan, which has been in development for much of the last decade.” Space News reports spokesman James Watkins said the target launch date is September 26.
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