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Lockheed Martin looks into clouds of satellites

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 … Continue reading

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AWS Ground Station is open for business

Six months after a sneak preview, Amazon Web Services has just raised the curtain on AWS Ground Station, its cloud-based system for controlling satellites and downloading satellite data. AWS says the service is now generally available, with two ground station installations already … Continue reading

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LeoStella will build SpaceBelt cloud satellites

Cloud Constellation Corp. has chosen LeoStella, the U.S.-European joint venture based in Tukwila, Wash., to build satellites for its cloud-based data storage service. The satellite constellation, known as SpaceBelt, is scheduled to go into operation in late 2021. It’s designed to give … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin has its head in the space cloud

Is the final frontier the next frontier for cloud computing? One of the presentations planned for Amazon’s re:MARS conference in June suggests that Lockheed Martin is putting serious thought into the idea of space-based cloud services. The presentation, titled “Solving Earth’s Biggest … Continue reading

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Trump’s cybersecurity plan points to the cloud

President Donald Trump today signed a long-awaited executive order aimed at beefing up cybersecurity at federal government agencies – with a shift of computer capabilities to the cloud as a key part of the strategy. “We’ve got to move to the … Continue reading

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How NASA uses the cloud on the final frontier

When one of NASA’s top geeks talks to the cloud-computing geeks at Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference, you can bet the talk is not going to be just about outer space. Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA’s … Continue reading

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Google offers a quadrillion bytes of satellite views

How do you channel a flood of almost 5 million images into useful applications? Google Cloud is doing it with more than 30 years’ worth of satellite imagery from the Landsat and Sentinel-2 missions, for free. Satellite views have long been part … Continue reading

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