Amazon will take its cloud service into space. Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced by the end of June that it will have a new segment focused on aerospace and satellite solutions made by companies and governments.
According to Amazon’s statement, 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.
Amazon choose retired Air Force Major General Clint Crosier, former director of Space Force Planning at the U.S. Space Force to be the leader of this new business segment.
“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”, said the big tech.