With AWS Ground Station, you pay only for the actual antenna time you use. There are no minimum fees, long-term contracts, and pricing is consistent across all available regions. Ground Station offers flexible bandwidth capabilities that are categorized by specific scheduling modes: reserved and on-demand. Explore the table below for further pricing details on each contact type.

AWS Ground Station Pricing Glossary

Narrowband: Any pass where the instantaneous bandwidth is less than 54 MHz.
Wideband: Any pass where the instantaneous bandwidth is greater than or equal to 54 MHz.

AWS Ground Station is billed in per-minute increments.

You can schedule access to antenna systems on a per-minute basis and pay only for the time you schedule. Ground Station now offers antennas in the US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon) and Middle East (Bahrain) regions. Additional sites will become available in the coming months.

  • US-East-2 (Ohio) Region
  • US-West-2 (Oregon)
  • Middle East (Bahrain)
  • US-East-2 (Ohio) Region
  • Contact Type Pricing
    Narrowband Reserved $3 per minute
    Wideband Reserved $10 per minute
    Narrowband On-Demand $10 per minute
    Wideband On-Demand $22 per minute

     

    Cancelled On-Demand Contact Cancelled Reserved Contact >24hrs in advance
    Cancelled Reserved Contact <24hrs in advance
    100% of contact cost No cost 100% of contact cost
  • US-West-2 (Oregon)
  • Contact Type Pricing
    Narrowband Reserved $3 per minute
    Wideband Reserved $10 per minute
    Narrowband On-Demand $10 per minute
    Wideband On-Demand $22 per minute

     

    Cancelled On-Demand Contact Cancelled Reserved Contact >24hrs in advance
    Cancelled Reserved Contact <24hrs in advance
    100% of contact cost No cost 100% of contact cost
  • Middle East (Bahrain)
  • Contact Type Pricing
    Narrowband Reserved $3 per minute
    Wideband Reserved $10 per minute
    Narrowband On-Demand $10 per minute
    Wideband On-Demand $22 per minute

     

    Cancelled On-Demand Contact Cancelled Reserved Contact >24hrs in advance
    Cancelled Reserved Contact <24hrs in advance
    100% of contact cost No cost 100% of contact cost

Reserved minute pricing is available for customers who reserve a minimum of 150 minutes per month, for 12 months. Contact Us to learn more.

Pricing Examples

A satellite operator experiences a failure to a critical antenna system component at their remote ground station. Their antenna system will be unavailable for operations for the next week until a technician can arrive on-site to install the spare part. This site is critical for the satellite operator's business. The operator decides to use AWS Ground Station for a week since it is available for use on a flexible, pay-as-you-go basis. Since the satellite operator already uses AWS S3 for data collection, they seamlessly connect AWS Ground Station to their S3 bucket.

Price factors include: The price to use AWS Ground Station as a backup to you own ground network is based on the total number of minutes used during service period and type of service required. For this scenario we assume that AWS Ground Station will be used for one week to support three (3) narrowband (NB) passes per day. Each pass will be 7 minutes in duration. These passes will all be billed at the Narrowband On Demand rate ($10 per minute).

Daily On-Demand minutes using Remote Region 1:

Days: 7

Passes/Day: 3

Total Passes: 21

Minutes/Passes: 7

Total Minutes: 147

AWS GS NB On Demand Rate: $10

Total Price: $1,470

During a strategic planning session for the upcoming fiscal year, a company decides that it would like to collect high-resolution satellite data from an area of interest during the next twelve (12) months to improve their overall business case. The company reaches an agreement with a satellite imagery provider and determines that high-resolution satellite imagery can be collected using 165 Wide-band minutes per month.

Price factors include: The price to use AWS Ground Station as a satellite data collection tool is based on the total number of minutes used during service period and type of service required. For this scenario we assume that AWS Ground Station will be used for twelve months to support one hundred sixty-five (165) wideband (WB) minutes per month. These passes will all be billed at the Wideband Reserved rate ($10 per minute).

Monthly Reserved Minutes for twelve or more months:

Minutes per month: 165

AWS GS WB Reserved Minute Rate: $10

Total price per month: $1,650

Months: 12

Monthly price: $1,650  

Total Annual Price: $19,800

 

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