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Elon Musk hits at 'Besos' on Amazon Starlink complaint

Amazon penned the protest letter to the FCC


SpaceX founder Elon Musk called out Blue Origin's Jeff "Besos" Bezos during a tweet early Friday morning. 


Responding to a tweet from The Washington Post's Christian Davenport who shared a PC article titled "Amazon Urges FCC to Deny SpaceX's Plan for Second-Generation Starlink," the billionaire explained the rationale the Amazon founder stepped down as CEO in July. 


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"Turns out Besos retired so as to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX…" Musk wrote. 


SpaceX and Blue Origin are locked in fierce competition for the previous couple of months over the highly-coveted contract for NASA's Human Landing systems program . 


Earlier this month, Blue Origin filed a lawsuit against the agency , prompting NASA to temporarily table its work with SpaceX.


Now, during a protest letter, Amazon is asking the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to shoot down a SpaceX amendment involving its second-generation Starlink network. 


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"The Commission should dismiss the amendment proposed by SpaceX under section 25.112 of the Commission’s rules.2 The SpaceX Amendment proposes two different configurations for the nearly 30,000 satellites of its Gen2 System, each of which arranges these satellites along very different orbital parameters," Amazon wrote. "SpaceX’s novel approach of applying for 2 mutually exclusive configurations is at odds with both the Commission’s rules and public policy and that we urge the Commission to dismiss this amendment."


This complaint comes from an Amazon subsidiary called Kuiper Systems LLC – Amazon's own satellite internet system.


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