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AWS Ground Station, Atlas Space Operations Form Partnership

By | July 18, 2019
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Atlas Space Operations revealed its support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Ground Station within the Atlas Space Operations Freedom Network. The collaboration aims to provide customers an expanded network of satellite ground stations, simplified satellite management, and easy access to other AWS services for data processing, storage, and analysis.

Atlas provides access to AWS services within the Freedom Platform, allowing satellite operators to access a managed ground network for satellite communications, as well as data processing and distribution. Among the AWS services and features that can be accessed are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for optimizing network scheduling and load balancing; Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for cloud storage, recording satellite passes, and operations meta-data; Amazon CloudWatch for network monitoring and application level system monitoring; and AWS Site-to-Site VPN for secure ground site/cloud connection.

“Atlas’ status as a member of the AWS Partner Network stems from our shared value of customer prioritization,” said Sean McDaniel, CEO and Co-Founder of Atlas. “Atlas is working with AWS to simplify communications for satellite operators, and I think our customers are going to love leveraging AWS Ground Station from our network.”