AWS offers pay-as-you-go cloud computing in space

| November 30, 2018

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The sky (or space) is the limit when it comes to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) campaign to dominate the cloud computing market. The cloud computing giant has announced a new partnership with Lockheed Martin to launch a new pay-as-you-go package for satellite operators. In a truly extraordinary move, owners of satellites can rent time off Amazon-managed ground stations to send and receive data from orbit. The service, dubbed AWS Ground Station, works on the same premise as the company’s cloud computing offerings. According to a blog post from AWS, they expect to have 12 in operation by 2019. There will be streaming, processing, analytics and storage options— a boon to those who have a need to cover special events such as severe weather, natural disasters or even sporting events.

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