Posted On: May 5, 2021
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces expansion of AWS Ground Station to the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. This is now the 9th Ground Station connected to the AWS Global Network.
AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets you control satellite communications, process satellite data, and scale your satellite operations. Global expansion to the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region now enables satellite owners and operators to connect with their satellites and process their space workloads more frequently. An additional mid-latitude AWS Ground Station Region reduces the time between contacts for Low-Earth Orbit satellites and offers increased utility for customers whose operations require downlink in this range. Governments, businesses, and universities can benefit from this more timely satellite data to make precise, data driven decisions.
Customers can easily integrate their space workloads with other AWS services in real-time using Amazon’s low-latency, high-bandwidth global network. Customers can either stream satellite data to Amazon EC2 for real-time processing or instead directly store data in Amazon S3. Additionally, customers can easily integrate their 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. With AWS Ground Station, you pay only for the actual antenna time that you use.
Customers can transmit and receive data using AWS Ground Station antennas in the following locations: Oregon (US), Ohio (US), Middle East (Bahrain), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Ireland), Africa (Cape Town), Hawaii (US), and Asia Pacific (Seoul). Customers can deliver data and configure their contacts with the AWS Ground Station console in the following regions: US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Middle East (Bahrain), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Ireland), Africa (Cape Town), US East (N. Virginia), EU (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Seoul). More regions and antenna locations coming soon!