AWS for Aerospace and Satellite

Reimagine your space businesses and missions with AWS

AWS Aerospace & Satellite helps customers reimagine how they design, launch, operate, and maintain space systems, derive insights to make better decisions faster, and accelerate innovation. We bring together the most advanced, secure cloud infrastructure, broadest service portfolio, and extensive space industry expertise so you can simplify IT management and focus on your missions. AWS Aerospace & Satellite helps you make operations more resilient and reliable, automate space data workflows, improve workforce productivity, and, eliminate cost and reinvest funds in high-priority missions and projects.
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AWS for Aerospace and Satellite

Be inspired. Follow pioneer astronaut Peggy Whitson as she gains first-hand insights from Major Gen. Clint Crosier (Ret.) on how AWS helps space customers take research and discovery to the next level. Explore how NASA’s Mars Mission, Maxar Technologies, Fireball International, and Capella Space use AWS to help astronauts, scientists, and everyday heroes do their jobs better. Understand how AWS is innovating for customers to make the future of space a reality.

LiveEO uses AWS to improve life on Earth from Space

Learn how LiveEO uses AWS to make live satellite data more useful by quickly storing large amount of data and apply machine learning models. AWS and LiveEO help keep railways safe across more than 34,000 kilometers (21,000 miles) of track in Germany while helping Deutsche Bahn support sustainability, reduce its carbon footprint, and improve life on Earth.

AWS, D-Orbit, and Unibap bring edge computing to space

AWS has successfully run compute and machine learning services on an orbiting satellite in space in collaboration with D-Orbit and Unibap for a first-of-its-kind mission. Discover how AWS AI/ML services help reduce the size of images by up to 42% for increased processing speeds and enables real-time inferences on-orbit.

AWS Snowcone on the International Space Station

Axiom and AWS integrated and operated an AWS Snowcone onboard the International Space Station and run AWS ML in orbit. The Snowcone achieved full NASA certification for launch and traveled on a Falcon 9 rocket in the first Axiom Space Mission (Ax-1). Snowcone provides AWS capabilities on Station, fully disconnected from ground facilities -- an AWS technology first.

NEW! AWS in Orbit – The Podcast

This groundbreaking AWS Aerospace & Satellite podcast series provides an in-depth look at how advanced space capabilities and cloud technologies like AI are transforming industries and our world. Check out episode 1, which shares insights into how AWS enables game-changing generative AI in the space domain. 

Viasat Deploys Resilient Tactical Edge Capability with AWS

Viasat and AWS deployed a resilient tactical edge capability where applications that require reliable, high-bandwidth communication and high-powered computing can be used in war by fighters in combat. The joint capability fuses different connectivity pipes (dual-band Ku/Ka SATCOM, Viasat LTE, and local RF net) to enable high-bandwidth capability out to the tactical edge with AWS Snowball.


Smart Design & Manufacturing

Accelerate experimentation and expand automation for high-fidelity digital engineering, smart manufacturing, testing, & predictive analytics.

Ground Services

Build a secure, and rapidly deployable command & control infrastructure with a direct downlink to the cloud.

Geospatial Analysis

Deliver deeper insights from earth observation data using AI/ML while expanding systems interoperability.

Satellite Operations

Enable agile management, virtual control, and situational awareness for satellite systems at scale.

Research & Exploration

Plan and engineer the next-generation of space missions on cloud technology designed for automation, IoT, and scalability.


Most experience.

For over 18 years, AWS has delivered cloud services to millions of customers around the world running a wide variety of use cases. We have the most operational experience, at greater scale, of any cloud provider. Multiple aerospace and satellite customers work with AWS to drive innovation in space.

Most functionality.

AWS has significantly more services than other cloud provider with over 200 fully featured services for a wide range of technologies. AWS also has the deepest functionality within those services.

Virtual AWS Ground Station.

AWS Ground Station is the only fully managed cloud service that lets you control satellite communications, process data, and scale your operations without having to worry about building or managing your own ground station infrastructure.

Industry-leading AI and ML.

AWS offers the broadest and deepest set of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services. AWS provides the most comprehensive storage, networking, analytics, and security capabilities to build, run, and manage ML applications in production.

Largest community of partners.

The AWS Partner Network (APN) includes thousands of systems integrators who specialize in AWS services and tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) who adapt their technology to work on AWS.

Blue Origin uses AWS high-performance compute to realize significant speed and cost improvements

AWS has been a long-time partner supporting our business in many ways. The recent HPC solution has provided a step change improvement in both speed and cost for some of Blue Origin’s more expensive computational workloads. Not only did they advance the AWS infrastructure, they also provided a top-notch team to help Blue Origin implement the change to realize cost savings and speed-up."With the fast networking speed provided by AWS, we accomplished what many IT experts considered impossible.

Case studies


Learn how Maxar leverages AWS Ground Station, AWS storage solutions, machine learning, and high-performance compute to accelerate its speed of scale and innovation.


Listen to SpaceFlight Industries discuss how it used AWS to build satellites, construct ground stations, and more to deliver value to customers.


Listen to Capella Space discuss how it is applying Amazon SageMaker to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery to detect global events in near-real time at any time under any conditions.

Lockheed Martin

Aerospace and defense firm Lockheed Martin migrated its SAP HANA relational database management system, which stores and retrieves SAP application data, to the cloud.


Learn how D-Orbit leverages AWS to help manage increasingly complex missions. D-Orbit uses AWS Ground Station and Professional Services to optimize satellite productivity and visibility, automate workflows, and reduce costs.

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