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Amazon Web Services  

Houston,  TX 
United States

Enabling successful space missions with the cloud.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps commercial and government customers build satellites, conduct space and launch operations, and reimagine space exploration. Our reliable global infrastructure and unmatched portfolio of cloud services position AWS to equip organizations in the private and public sector to process and transform space collections into data, make that data actionable and accessible to customers around the globe, and redefine how organizations transform the space market segment. With the AWS Cloud, customers are accelerating space missions, removing barriers to innovation on Earth, and inspiring future generations.  

To learn more about us, visit our AWS for Aerospace and Satellite (A&S) Solutions page.

 Show Specials

  • Join us here in our live meeting room during the conference on Tuesday or Thursday 2-3pm Est:

    Or message us to schedule an introductory meeting during the conference.

  • The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for technology and consulting businesses who leverage Amazon Web Services to build solutions and services for customers. The APN helps companies build, market, and sell their AWS offerings by providing valuable business, technical, and marketing support.

    There are tens of thousands of APN Partners across the globe. More than 90% of Fortune 100 companies and the majority of Fortune 500 companies utilize APN Partner solutions and services.

    To learn more, visit our APN page.

  • AWS re:Invent (Nov. 30-Dec. 18,2020) is the world's largest, most comprehensive cloud services event.  This year’s conference is virtual and free, and features multiple sessions on enabling successful space missions with the cloud. 

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 Press Releases

  • The world is entering an exciting and daring new age in space. New companies have moved into the space business and are launching more satellites and human missions into orbit than ever before. NASA continues to invest in developing a sustainable commercial space economy through Project Artemis. Low-latency internet, high-resolution Earth observation, and ubiquitous Internet of Things communications companies will launch thousands of new satellites over the next five years to provide sensing capabilities to customers around the world. The space landscape has dramatically shifted over the past 10 years, and this has created an enormous need for new types of innovation for space-based missions.

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has significant experience supporting commercial and government customers that design satellites and conduct spaceflight operations. AWS’s reliable global infrastructure and unmatched portfolio of cloud services help organizations process and transform massive collections of data from space, and then quickly analyze the data to make it actionable, redefining how we research, make decisions, and see our world.

    Today, we're excited to announce that AWS is introducing a new business segment dedicated to accelerating innovation in the global aerospace and satellite industry. The Aerospace and Satellite Solutions business segment will bring AWS services and solutions to the space enterprise, and work with customers and partners around the world to:

    • Reimagine space system architectures.
    • Transform space enterprises.
    • Launch new services that process space data on Earth and in orbit.
    • Provide secure, flexible, scalable, and cost-efficient cloud solutions to support government missions and companies advancing space around the world.

    Whether on Earth or in space, AWS is committed to understanding our customers' missions. As we enter new areas of exploration, leadership, and knowledge are key. That’s why we are excited to welcome Retired Air Force Major General Clint Crosier, former director of Space Force Planning at the U.S. Space Force, as the leader of this new business segment. Maj. Gen. Crosier has spent the last 33 years driving transformation and mission success across the space enterprise, and led the Defense Department's efforts to stand up the U.S.'s newest military service.

    "We find ourselves in the most exciting time in space since the Apollo missions," said Maj. Gen. Crosier. "I have watched AWS transform the IT industry over the last 10 years and be instrumental in so many space milestones. I am honored to join AWS to continue to transform the industry and propel the space enterprise forward."

    Amazon Web Services satellite shown in natural, outdoor environment.
    AWS Ground Station helps customers communicate with satellites, and to downlink, process, and distribute satellite data within minutes of capture.

    As the world's most comprehensive cloud platform, AWS is uniquely positioned to help make the flow of space data more accessible, more cost effective, and more actionable. AWS Ground Station, a fully managed service that provides satellite owners and operators global access to their space workloads, offers a hint of what these innovative solutions can look like. Enabling customers to downlink data and provide satellite commands across multiple regions with speed and agility—and at a low cost—means satellite operators don’t have to own and manage duplicative ground station infrastructure. AWS Ground Station is already being used by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and many other customers.

    Today, customers around the world use AWS services and solutions such as data lakes and storage, edge computing, virtual mission operations, resilient, robust and secure satellite connectivity, image processing and intelligence analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning, to drive innovation in space-based missions. AWS solutions help the space enterprise redefine what is possible, and we are excited to continue building, and inventing on customers' behalf.

    "With a background in cloud computing, it’s exciting to see Amazon Web Services extend that experience to space, fostering collaborations with Lockheed Martin to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems," said Rick Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space. "Lockheed Martin's innovation focus is driven by tomorrow’s space missions. We’ve supported missions to every planet, participated in every U.S. Mars mission and built hundreds of satellites, from GPS to weather. Together, we share a vision to help our customers access data faster, and gain new insights from sensors in space that make data even more accessible."

    "Working with AWS, Geollect provides near real-time geospatial maritime intelligence, meaning it's now possible to track and analyze the activity of ships and fleets around the world at previously unthinkable speeds," said William Hillman, Head of Geospatial Operations, Geollect. "With AWS's comprehensive cloud services, Geollect is helping drive the rapid growth of the geospatial industry and showcasing British services and expertise around the world."

    "Maxar's longstanding partnership with AWS enables us to implement AWS infrastructure as foundational building blocks in our processes so that Maxar can focus on serving our Earth Intelligence customers," said Dr. Walter Scott, Maxar Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "This new AWS business will support Maxar as we launch our new WorldView Legion satellites next year, which will triple our 30 cm imagery collection and greatly increase our currency and scalability for government missions and commercial use cases. This division will also improve the space industry as a whole, allowing additional organizations to gain speed, agility, and resiliency from the world’s leading cloud."

    What's clear is that when space is made accessible and cost-effective, there is no limit to what can be accomplished. AWS stands ready to help remove the limits of connecting space to Earth communications, and we're excited to help reimagine how organizations around the world access, operate, explore and further discover space in order to build a better world.


  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    Object storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere....

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. This means customers of all sizes and industries can use it to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. Amazon S3 provides easy-to-use management features so you can organize your data and configure finely-tuned access controls to meet your specific business, organizational, and compliance requirements. Amazon S3 is designed for 99.999999999% (11 9's) of durability, and stores data for millions of applications for companies all around the world.

    To learn more, visit our S3 page.

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    Secure and resizable compute capacity to support virtually any workload....

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment.

    Amazon EC2 offers the broadest and deepest compute platform with choice of processor, storage, networking, operating system, and purchase model. We offer the fastest processors in the cloud and we are the only cloud with 100 Gbps ethernet networking. We have the most powerful GPU instances for machine learning training and graphics workloads, as well as the lowest cost-per-inference instances in the cloud. More SAP, HPC, Machine Learning, and Windows workloads run on AWS than any other cloud. 

    To learn more, visit our EC2 page.

  • AWS Internet of Things (IoT)
    IoT services for industrial, consumer, and commercial solutions....

  • There are billions of devices in homes, factories, oil wells, hospitals, cars, and thousands of other places. With the proliferation of devices, you increasingly need solutions to connect them, and collect, store, and analyze device data.

    • Broad and deep. AWS has broad and deep IoT services, from the edge to the cloud. AWS IoT is the only cloud vendor to bring together data management and rich analytics in easy to use services designed for noisy IoT data.
    • Multi-layered security. AWS IoT offers services for all layers of security, including preventive security mechanisms, like encryption and access control to device data, and a service to continuously monitor and audit configurations.
    • Superior AI integration. AWS brings AI and IoT together to make devices more intelligent. You can create models in the cloud and deploy them to devices where they run 2x faster compared to other offerings.
    • Proven at scale. AWS IoT is built on a secure and proven cloud infrastructure, and scales to billions of devices and trillions of messages. AWS IoT integrates with other AWS services, so you can build complete solutions.

    To learn more, visit our AWS IoT page.

  • AWS Ground Station
    Easily control satellites and ingest data with fully managed Ground Station as a Service...

  • AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets you control satellite communications, process data, and scale your operations without having to worry about building or managing your own ground station infrastructure. Satellites are used for a wide variety of use cases, including weather forecasting, surface imaging, communications, and video broadcasts. Ground stations form the core of global satellite networks.  With AWS Ground Station, you have direct access to AWS services and the AWS Global Infrastructure including a low-latency global fiber network. For example, you can use Amazon S3 to store the downloaded data, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams for managing data ingestion from satellites, and Amazon SageMaker for building custom machine learning applications that apply to your data sets. You can save up to 80% on the cost of your ground station operations by paying only for the actual antenna time used, and relying on the global footprint of ground stations to download data when and where you need it. There are no long-term commitments, and you gain the ability to rapidly scale your satellite communications on-demand when your business needs it.

    To learn more, visit our AWS Ground Station page.

  • Amazon SageMaker
    Machine learning for every developer and data scientist...

  • Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service that provides every developer and data scientist with the ability to build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models quickly. SageMaker removes the heavy lifting from each step of the machine learning process to make it easier to develop high quality models.

    Traditional ML development is a complex, expensive, iterative process made even harder because there are no integrated tools for the entire machine learning workflow. You need to stitch together tools and workflows, which is time-consuming and error-prone. SageMaker solves this challenge by providing all of the components used for machine learning in a single toolset so models get to production faster with much less effort and at lower cost.

    To learn more, visit our Amazon SageMaker page.

  • AWS High Performance Computing
    Virtually unlimited infrastructure and fast networking for scalable HPC

  • AWS provides the most elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure to run your HPC applications. With virtually unlimited capacity, engineers, researchers, and HPC system owners can innovate beyond the limitations of on-premises HPC infrastructure. AWS delivers an integrated suite of services that provides everything needed to quickly and easily build and manage HPC clusters in the cloud to run the most compute intensive workloads across various industry verticals. These workloads span the traditional HPC applications, like genomics, computational chemistry, financial risk modeling, computer aided engineering, weather prediction, and seismic imaging, as well as emerging applications, like machine learning, deep learning, and autonomous driving.
    HPC on AWS removes the long wait times and lost productivity often associated with on-premises HPC clusters. Flexible configuration and virtually unlimited scalability allow you to grow and shrink your infrastructure as your workloads dictate, not the other way around. Additionally, with access to a broad portfolio of cloud-based services like Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML), you can redefine traditional HPC workflows to innovate faster.
    Today, more cloud-based HPC applications run on AWS than on any other cloud. Customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, FINRA, BP and Autodesk trust AWS to run their most critical HPC workloads.

    To learn more, visit our HPC page.

  • AWS RoboMaker
    Simulate and deploy robotic applications at cloud scale....

  • Robots are being used more widely in society for purposes that are increasing in sophistication such as complex assembly, picking and packing, last-mile delivery, environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and assisted surgery. Within the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) and autonomous ground vehicle (AGV) market segments, robots are being used for commercial logistics and consumer cleaning, delivery, and companionship.

    These jobs require higher compute capabilities and often the orchestration of the deployment and operations of large fleets of robots. To function effectively, the robots require the integration of technologies such as image recognition, sensing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and reinforcement learning in ways new to the field of robotics. Developing, simulating, and deploying smart robotics applications is difficult and time consuming. Now, with AWS RoboMaker, it is easy to enable a robot running ROS to navigate, communicate, comprehend, stream data, and learn. Tasks that once could either not be done or took months can now be done in hours or days.

    To learn more, visit our AWS RoboMaker page.

  • AWS GovCloud (US)
    Amazon's Regions designed to host sensitive data, regulated workloads, and address the most stringent U.S. government security and compliance requirements....

  • AWS GovCloud (US) gives government customers and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions that comply with the FedRAMP High baseline; the DOJ’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Security Policy; U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); Export Administration Regulations (EAR); Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) for Impact Levels 2, 4 and 5; FIPS 140-2; IRS-1075; and other compliance regimes.

    AWS GovCloud (US-East) and (US-West) Regions are operated by employees who are U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. AWS GovCloud (US) is only accessible to U.S. entities and root account holders who pass a screening process. Customers must confirm that they will only use a U.S. person (green card holder or citizen as defined by the U.S. Department of State) to manage and access root account keys to these regions.

    From Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), sensitive patient medical records, and financial data to law enforcement data, export controlled data and other forms of CUI, AWS GovCloud (US) Regions can help customers address compliance at every stage of their cloud journey.

    To learn more, visit our GovCloud page.

  • AWS Snow Family
    Highly-secure, portable devices to collect and process data at the edge, and migrate data into and out of AWS....

  • Applications are moving to the cloud faster today than ever before. A new category of applications requires increased capabilities and performance at the edge of the cloud, or even beyond the edge of the network.

    AWS provides edge infrastructure and software that moves data processing and analysis as close as necessary to where data is created in order to deliver intelligent, real-time responsiveness and streamline the amount of data transferred. This includes deploying AWS managed hardware and software to locations outside AWS Regions and even beyond AWS Outposts.

    The AWS Snow Family helps customers that need to run operations in austere, non-data center environments, and in locations where there's lack of consistent network connectivity. The Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile, offers a number of physical devices and capacity points, most with built-in computing capabilities. These services help physically transport up to exabytes of data into and out of AWS. Snow Family devices are owned and managed by AWS and integrate with AWS security, monitoring, storage management, and computing capabilities.

    To learn more, visit our Snow Family page

  • AWS Outposts
    Run AWS infrastructure and services on premises for a truly consistent hybrid experience....

  • AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, and migration of applications with local system interdependencies.

    AWS compute, storage, database, and other services run locally on Outposts, and you can access the full range of AWS services available in the Region to build, manage, and scale your on-premises applications using familiar AWS services and tools.

    Coming soon in 2020, a VMware variant of AWS Outposts will be available. VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts delivers a fully managed VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) running on AWS Outposts infrastructure on premises.

    To learn more, visit our Outposts page.

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