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Ball Aerospace Signs In-Space Data Storage MoU with Seagate

By | July 27, 2022

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Ball Aerospace signed an MoU with well-known data storage company Seagate Technologies to collaborate on data processing and storage technology in space, the company announced July 26. Through this collaborative effort, there are planned lab and on-orbit demonstrations to test the concept, which would include Seagate-built technology to support testing of space memory on a Ball-built payload.

Seagate is a well-known name in the data storage space. It has shipped over three billion terabytes of data capacity. Leveraging its engineering capabilities and technology portfolio, Seagate is working on a concept for aerospace storage.

“Space is undergoing a significant change, enabled by declining launch costs and an increasing number of satellites. We are convinced that the build-out of a Low-Earth Orbit space infrastructure will benefit from highly efficient storage. Our collaboration with Ball Aerospace combines the expertise of industry leaders to satisfy the growing need for space-based storage,” Mike Moritzkat, CEO of Seagate Government Solutions, said in a statement.