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He added that the vendor already has a "couple" of Ground Stations up and running for its pilot customers, with 10 more expected to be stood up for the middle of next year.

"Satellite data is incredibly useful for building a wide range of important applications, but it is super-complex and expensive to build and operate the infrastructure needed to do so". Apart from easier access to data, the service will also help reduce costs by up to 80 per cent.

AWS will be offering new EC2 A1 compute instances based on this Graviton processor and for certain workloads, like web servers, the costs could be as much as 45 percent lower than traditional Intel-based compute instances.

He has been a technology writer since more than five years. Satellite operators use ground stations to send data back and forth into orbit and require a specialized array of antennas, computing infrastructure and networks. "As a result of early successes on AWS, we are confident that their services will continue to give us what we need to be nimble, innovate, achieve results, and cut costs while we grow and expand our business well into the future".

For this, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has tied up with satellite manufacturer Digital Globe to obtain data from its Legion satellites and crunch it on a real-time basis.

AWS noted that achieving the AWS IoT Service Delivery designation for AWS IoT Core differentiates Klika Tech as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized, demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering AWS solutions.

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Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, called the service a "total game changer for how people can interact with satellites". "Our commitment to our highly regulated customers and helping them leverage the latest AWS Cloud services is a driving force behind this achievement", said Suresh Venkatachari, Chief Executive Officer of 8K Miles. "Not what you expected", was how he concluded the first announcement of a very niche Ground Station-as-a-service solution for the satellite industry.

Walter Scott, CTO of DigitalGlobe, said that AWS Ground Station will let us get data into Cloud faster.

AWS says satellites are being used by more and more businesses, universities and governments for a variety of applications, including weather forecasting, surface imaging and communications.

Lockheed Martin predicts that there will be 16,000 satellites in the sky over the next decade.

Lockheed Martin's Verge, or Virtual Resilient Ground, is a cloud-based service for satellite ground control, using a compact, low cost antenna network.

Lockheed Martin Verge is now available in private beta for customers with satellites that support S-band frequencies and can downlink in the Denver, Colorado area.