Amazon creates Satellite Solutions division
July 1, 2020
By Chris Forrester
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is reaching even further into the sky with a new division called Aerospace & Satellite Solutions.
A report in the WSJ says that it will focus on space projects for a variety of customers including NASA, the US military and Space Force and important aerospace companies such as Lockheed Martin and others.
AWS already has teleport offerings which link its overall services bounce signals around the planet.
The WSJ suggests that the move is in direct response to a major Microsoft initiative last year which took Microsoft Azure winning cloud computing services for the Pentagon worth up to $10 billion.
Quite how this AWS move would relate to Jeff Bezos and his Project Kuiper proposed satellite mega-constellation is, as yet, unclear.