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Amazon Plans Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Low Earth Orbit System Facility

Amazon plans to locate its payload integration and processing facility for its low Earth orbit satellite system, Project Kuiper, at the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida. The $120 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

This new 120,000-square-foot-facility will enable the company to conduct final preparations ahead of satellite deployment through heavy-lift launch vehicles from Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance (ULA). Operations are scheduled for early 2025.

“We are proud to continue our investment in Florida and to join the historic Space Coast community as we invest in people and facilities to support Project Kuiper, Amazon’s satellite broadband network,” said Brian Huseman, vice president of public policy and community engagement at Amazon. “We are grateful to Governor DeSantis and his administration, as well as our regional partners, for investing in infrastructure, training a highly skilled workforce, and maintaining an economic climate that allows Project Kuiper to advance our mission of providing internet access to unserved and underserved communities around the world.”

The project is receiving assistance from Space Florida’s lease structure agreement, which is part of the state’s financial toolkit.

“Amazon joins a landscape of innovators ushering in the new golden age of space. With the addition of their integration and processing facility at Kennedy Space Center, they are pioneering an industry while joining a legacy built upon decades of historic achievements and a talented workforce,” noted EDC of Florida's Space Coast’s President and CEO, Lynda L. Weatherman. “This milestone announcement builds upon the Space Coast’s storied history, while forging our position as not just a place to launch, but the hub of America’s new space economy.”

Project Kuiper is Amazon’s low Earth orbit satellite network, which aims to provide fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

“Adding Amazon’s satellite processing facility to the region’s growing industrial capability in commercial space is a testament to the power of building a statewide ecosystem that supports companies across the entire space supply chain,” added Frank DiBello, President and CEO, Space Florida. “This facility coming to Florida underscores the importance of our decades of infrastructure improvements and capital investments that have transformed Florida into a global center for the space economy. As the first land lease and development project following the installation of the utility corridor at Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, we welcome Amazon to our state and look forward to being part of their mission of global connectivity.”

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