AWS for Aerospace and Satellite

Enabling successful space missions with the cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps commercial and government customers build satellites, conduct space and launch operations, and reimagine space exploration. Our reliable global infrastructure and unmatched portfolio of cloud services position AWS to equip organizations in the private and public sector to process and transform space collections into data, make that data actionable and accessible to customers around the globe, and redefine how organizations transform the space market segment. With the AWS Cloud, customers are accelerating space missions, removing barriers to innovation on Earth, and inspiring future generations.

AWS for Aerospace and Satellite

Space News

HEO Robotics uses AWS to automate space debris tracking

Using in-orbit earth observation satellites and AWS, HEO Robotics monitors satellites and debris with in-orbit inspection capabilities from space, providing stakeholders with actionable insights into satellite performance and potential risks. Learn how HEO Robotics uses AWS to automate manual processes, reducing time to provide insights from over 24 hours to under one hour.

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.

Planet uses Amazon SageMaker to accelerate geospatial machine learning

Planet is a leading provider of earth data with a fleet of over 200 earth imaging satellites—the largest in history—imaging the whole earth land mass daily. Discover how to use Planet satellite imagery data in AWS cloud-based machine learning applications that power a myriad of industries including agriculture, forestry, and government agencies.

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.

Capella uses space to bring you closer to Earth

Capella runs its entire IT infrastructure on AWS to automate and scale its operations, including satellite command and control using AWS Ground Station. Combining Capella’s Earth observation solution with AWS’s infrastructure and services helps customers achieve timely insights that can save lives and protect the health of the planet.


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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