Amazon is launching paid cloud computing in space
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new offer of cloud computing weapons to satellite operators.
News: In the aftermath of the year: this week's Seattle convention, the giant web site owners have the opportunity to rent time at amazon-managed landing stations to send or receive data in orbit. The service, called AWS Ground Station, works much the same way that Amazon stores the computer skills in the cloud.
Ground control …: According to an AWS blog post, large companies with large numbers of satellites usually build and their land stations cost $ 1 or more per million. Companies that have less than ATM can sign up to be inflexible and long-term contracts with third-party owners and stations.
… with great flexibility: New services will allow access to satellite operators at the lower station, in a short notice, in payment mode. Those who have a great capacity in advance may make a reservation beforehand and will pay less. AWS has started off with a pair of dock stations and will be in the middle of next year with about a dozen friends. It will monitor how to develop stability, before deciding to add more stations.
Space, busy limit: AWS is committed to the proliferation of satellites in the Earth's orbit in the coming years, as companies like SpaceX will prepare for the increase of numbers and governments will prepare ambitious plans to build new constellations.
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