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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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Microsoft pushes harder for clean-energy cloud

REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft is kicking up its targets for environmentally sustainable cloud computing by pledging that half of the electricity to power its data centers will come from renewable sources by 2018. The bar will be raised to 60 percent for … Continue reading

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