Posted On: Apr 21, 2021

AWS Ground Station now supports data delivery to Amazon S3, enabling customers to capture data directly from their satellite into an S3 bucket in an available AWS region. Now, customers have more choices in how they capture their satellite data, enabling low-cost archiving and the ability to develop automated processing chains. They can either stream satellite data to Amazon EC2 for real-time processing or instead directly store data in Amazon S3. 

AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets you control satellite communications, process satellite data, and scale your satellite operations. This new feature lets you directly capture your payload and telemetry data in your Amazon S3 bucket. You can configure where files are stored within your Mission Profile and then seamlessly integrate data delivered to Amazon S3 into your processing pipeline. Additionally, you can easily integrate your space workloads with other AWS services in near real-time using Amazon’s low-latency, high-bandwidth global network. For example, customers who downlink terabytes of data daily can easily access AWS Services such as Amazon SageMaker to quickly derive useful information. 

AWS Ground Station is now available in the US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Middle East (Bahrain), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Ireland), Africa (Cape Town), US East (N. Virginia), and EU (Frankfurt) regions and the antenna location in Hawaii, US. More regions and antenna locations coming soon!

To learn more about AWS Ground Station, visit here. To get started with AWS Ground Station, visit the AWS Management console here.