Amazon Adds Antenna Service for Satellite Data; Courts Space IndustryAmazon.com said on Tuesday it Had Been Beginning a new antenna service for Downloading and Uploading Information from Tanks, in a bid to lure Distance industry and other customers to the cloud.

The entire world’s No. 1 cloud computing firm said it was planning to make data transfers out of distance more economical and easier via 12 antennas that will enable direct transmission to its information centers throughout the globe.

The business also announced a partnership with Lockheed Martin Corp, whose satellite recipients could join directly to AWS Ground Stations to help manage data downloads in real time and meet unanticipated demand.

Amazon said the capability would be available to AWS clients from the government or controlled businesses, a key area for the company as it bids for a $10 billion (roughly Rs. 70,800 crores) contract with the US Department of Defence.

“It is not so simple dealing with satellites should you truly want to be able to upload and download data,” explained Andy Jassy, Amazon Web Services’ chief executive. He was in Las Vegas to announce the service, which he called a”complete game changer for how people may interact with satellites.”

Amazon’s founder and biggest shareholder, Jeff Bezos, is well known for his interest in the last frontier, and he privately owns space company Blue Origin.

Back in September, Reuters reported that AWS had been in discussions with Chile to house and mine massive amounts of information created by the nation’s telescopes. The Business already supplies a cloud platform for the Hubble Telescope’s data and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Australia.

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