What Lockheed Martin, MAXAR and Geollect have to Say About AWS Cloud Solutions for Space Tech Exploration
Lockheed Martin, Geollect and MAXAR Technologies are partnering with AWS Cloud in creating the massive canvas of “space tech” masterpiece.
Earlier today, we shared a news update about Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcing the cloud solutions business segment exclusively for space technology market. The new business segment called The Aerospace and Satellite Solutions would cater to the public as well as private players involved in space exploration and space engineering projects, including Lunar and Martian missions.
AWS has been among the top 3 Cloud platforms for the last 5 years, and it continues to drive major innovations in Cloud data management engineering, such as Data lakes and storage, Core and Edge Computing, AI and Machine Learning, and Security. With a newly energized boost into the satellite communications industry brought about by the arrival of 5G, IoT, Robotics, image processing, and Geospatial intelligence and analytics, AWS sees itself as a major player in the next phase of the privately-driven space tech industry. Virtual missions and lunar landing expeditions are already on the cards, and AWS solutions for space tech players could help further accelerate and refine space-based missions.
Top technology companies are partnering with AWS in creating the massive canvas of “space tech” masterpiece.
Building Tomorrow’s Space Programs with AWS Cloud and Lockheed Martin
Rick Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space said,
“With a background in cloud computing, it’s exciting to see Amazon Web Services extend that experience to space, fostering collaborations with Lockheed Martin to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.”
Rick added, “Lockheed Martin’s innovation focus is driven by tomorrow’s space missions. We’ve supported missions to every planet, participated in every U.S. Mars mission and built hundreds of satellites, from GPS to weather. Together, we share a vision to help our customers access data faster, and gain new insights from sensors in space that make data even more accessible.”
Geollect Stores Real-time Geospatial Maritime Data on AWS
William Hillman, Head of Geospatial Operations, Geollect said, “Working with AWS, Geollect provides near real-time geospatial maritime intelligence, meaning it’s now possible to track and analyze the activity of ships and fleets around the world at previously unthinkable speeds.”
“With AWS’s comprehensive cloud services, Geollect is helping drive the rapid growth of the geospatial industry and showcasing British services and expertise around the world.”
Earth Intelligence: A Domain Maxar is Building on AWS
Dr. Walter Scott, Maxar Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said —
“Maxar’s longstanding partnership with AWS enables us to implement AWS infrastructure as foundational building blocks in our processes so that Maxar can focus on serving our Earth Intelligence customers.”
Dr. Scott added, “This new AWS business will support Maxar as we launch our new WorldView Legion satellites next year, which will triple our 30 cm imagery collection and greatly increase our currency and scalability for government missions and commercial use cases. This division will also improve the space industry as a whole, allowing additional organizations to gain speed, agility, and resiliency from the world’s leading Cloud.”
Quote Source: AWS Blog