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

What's new

It’s Officially Startup Season in Space

Within the emerging commercial space industry, where it’s feasible for even small startups to make a big impact by introducing innovative new space technologies, the cloud will be critical to accelerating experimentation, expanding automation, and delivering deeper insights. The first cohort of the AWS Space Accelerator includes 10 companies that are preparing to make their mark.

Perseverance lands on Mars, cloud-ready to explore

On Thursday, February 18, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mars Perseverance rover landed on Mars, after its 7-month, 300-million-mile journey from Earth. NASA is using the AWS services to speed up processing of rover data collections, greatly increasing the number of drive days on Mars and accelerating our exploration for past signs of ancient life.

UAE Mars mission uses AWS to advance scientific discoveries

The United Arab Emirates Hope Probe successfully entered Mars’ orbit on February 9, making history as the country’s first interplanetary mission.  UAE will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced technologies to process and analyze the vast amounts of data and imagery the probe collects to help researchers better understand the Martian atmosphere and its layers.

Boom Supersonic goes all-in on AWS

Boom Supersonic leverages AWS’s unmatched breadth and depth of services and proven infrastructure to design and manufacture the world’s fastest and most sustainable commercial aircraft. Boom plans to use AWS services, including capabilities in Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, compute, storage, security, managed database, and analytics to build its 65-88-seat supersonic airliner and transform the flight experience for passengers.

AWS unveils new space business segment

The world is entering an exciting new age in space. New companies have moved into the space business and are launching more satellites and human missions into orbit than ever before. AWS introduces our new business segment dedicated to helping the global aerospace and satellite industry and welcomes its new leader.

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 14 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 more than 175 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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