Officials from Florida’s space agency talk of a satellite factory called ‘Project Kraken,’ but it is not Project Kuiper

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There is a probability of the anonymous space firm to have picked a code name with Seattle connotations during satellite consultations at the Floridian-based plant. However, the firm is still linked to Amazon. Amazon made it clear that its project Kuiper Broadband satellite mega-constellations is not ‘Project Kraken.’ The anonymous firm is still making negotiations regarding making a business development deal with Florida.

The existence of Project Kraken became effective on Wednesday during Space Florida’s board of directors meeting. As Florida Politics states, the anonymous firm examines Space Florida properties in the Cape Canaveral regions where they have seen it as the probable site to set its satellite plant. Setting up the satellite might cost $300 million, and the plant is anticipated to create 2,000 job opportunities throughout the Brevard county.

Frank DiBello, the president of Space Florida, said that other countries compete with Florida because of the satellite plant. Meetings might involve lease offers, contracts, financial aid, and matching-fund grants from the Florida Department of Transportation. It took little time to start examinations that solely focused on Amazon’s Project Kuiper that plans on developing 3,200 satellites for its coming broadband data constellation soon. The newly added hockey franchise is called the Kraken. Later this year, Kraken will be opening its inaugural season at Climate Pledge Arena that received its name as part of the support agreement with Amazon.

Many other mega-constellation creatures exist out there; however, OneWeb Satellites already have a plant set up on the Space Coast of Florida. It will be unleashing its new satellite business known as CurvaNet. Additionally, project Kraken will be among the many contenders in the mega-constellation exercise that varies from SpaceX Starlink to Telesat and Thales Alenia Space.

OneWeb is a potential player who started developing satellites on Merritt Island at Exploration Park, located few kilometers from Kennedy Space Center. The park provides zero State personal income tax, zero Business Inventory tax, zero State property tax, and zero Corporation tax for few qualified firms.

Tom Choi, the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer at ABS Satellite, talked about his CurvaNet project comprised of 240 satellites. Telesat, an Ottawa-based plant, plans on developing its constellation with Thales Alenia Space. However, the largest one is Elon Musk and his Starlink satellite system, where he has built around 1564 satellites and plans to add the number to 12,000 overtime. That means the constellation has to be developed elsewhere.