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Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos 'copycat' on Twitter

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took to to call a "copycat" after announced plans to launch a new satellite-based service.

"In response to an article from the that announced Amazon's plans to launch more than 3,000 internet-providing satellites, Musk called a 'copycat', with the 'cat' portion of the word replaced with a cat emoji," the CNBC reported late on Wednesday.

The has also hired a executive, Rajeev Badyal, to run the Amazon's after he was fired by Musk.

Bezos wants to launch over 3,200 satellites into the space in order to provide service to underserved communities.

'Project Kuiper' will consist of 784 satellites at an altitude of 367 miles from the earth, 1,296 satellites at 379 miles and 1,156 satellites at 391 miles -- facilitating to over 95 per cent of the earth's total population.

Moving forward with the initiative, the project has already been filed with the (ITU) -- the international organisation in charge of coordinating



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 19:28 IST