Amazon Adds Antenna Service for Satellite Data; Courts Space IndustryAmazon.com said on Tuesday it was Beginning a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from Tanks, in a bid to lure space industry and other Clients to the cloud.

The entire world’s No. 1 cloud computing firm said it was planning to create data transfers out of space more economical and simpler via 12 antennas that will enable direct transmission into its information centres throughout the planet.

The business also announced a partnership with Lockheed Martin Corp, whose satellite recipients would join directly to AWS Ground Stations to help handle data downloads in real time and meet sudden demand.

Amazon said the capacity would be accessible to AWS clients from the government or controlled businesses, a vital area for the company as it bids for a $10 billion (approximately Rs. 70,800 crores) contract with the US Department of Defence.

“It is not so easy dealing with satellites if you actually want to be able to upload and download data,” explained Andy Jassy, Amazon Web Services’ chief executive. He had been in Las Vegas to announce the ceremony, which he called a”complete game changer for how people can interact with satellites.”

Amazon’s founder and largest shareholder, Jeff Bezos, is well-known for his interest in the final frontier, and he privately owns space firm Blue Origin.

Back in September, Reuters reported that AWS was in discussions with Chile to house and mine huge amounts of data created by the country’s telescopes. The Business already supplies a cloud platform for the Hubble Telescope’s information along with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Australia.

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