NASA and Lockheed Martin have been studying how small satellites could be knit together into a distributed swarm. (NASA Illustration)
More and more computing is being done in the cloud, but so far, the cloud-based approach hasn’t been applied in space.
Lockheed Martin is thinking about changing that.
The aerospace giant has already registered two trademarks for satellite cloud systems — HiveStar and SpaceCloud — and it’s considering how the approach can be applied to a range of space missions.
Yvonne Hodge, vice president and chief information officer at Colorado-based Lockheed Martin Space, lifted the curtain on the HiveStar project last week at Amazon’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas.
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