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Elon Musk is slamming Jeff Bezos as a copycat after the Amazon CEO announced his rocket startup's plans to launch 3,000 internet satellites into space.
Bezos, the richest man in the world, founded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company Blue Origin in 2000.
Tuesday - Blue - Origin - Project - Kuiper
On Tuesday it was reported Blue Origin is launching Project Kuiper to send a constellation of about 3,000 satellites to orbit at three different altitudes to provide internet access under-served areas across the globe.
The initiative, that would reach about 95 percent of the globe, was revealed in federal filings.
MIT - Technology - Review - Story - Musk
When the MIT Technology Review reported the story, Musk replied with tweet directed at Bezos himself with the word 'copy' and a cat emoji.
Musk's own private rocket company SpaceX already launched two prototype satellites into orbit after it received U.S. approval for its own plan in February 2018, according to Fox Business.
Project - Starlink - Network - Satellites
The project, called Starlink, is designed to create a network of roughly 12,000 internet-beaming satellites.
Musk said the intention of the satellite network was to provide global broadband to 'serve [the] least served'.
CNBC - Bezos - SpaceX - Vice - President
According to CNBC, Bezos had hired SpaceX's former vice president of satellites Rajeev Badyal, who led the Starlink project to spearhead his Blue Origin's own...
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