Easily control satellites and ingest data with fully managed Ground Station as a Service
今日の英語の習慣化の題材です... が、いきなり小難しい AWSなぞの分かりにくい単語の出現です。
更に、Aerospace & Satellite Stationsと呼ばれる、専任部門を立ち上げる様子。
NASAや米軍、Lockheed Martin 社の様な民間宇宙企業の宇宙プロジェクトに重点を置き、元米軍少将だったClint Crosier(クリント・クロジャー)氏が率いる。
AWS Ground Station is a fully managed 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. Satellites are used for a wide variety of use cases, including weather forecasting, surface imaging, communications, and video broadcasts. Ground stations form the core of global satellite networks. With AWS Ground Station, you have direct access to AWS services and the AWS Global Infrastructure including a low-latency global fiber network. For example, you can use Amazon S3 to store the downloaded data, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams for managing data ingestion from satellites, Amazon SageMaker for building custom machine learning applications that apply to your data sets. You can save up to 80% on the cost of your ground station operations by paying only for the actual antenna time used, and relying on the global footprint of ground stations to download data when and where you need it. There are no long-term commitments, and you gain the ability to rapidly scale your satellite communications on-demand when your business needs it.