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Offline DigitalMan

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AWS Ground Station
« on: 11/27/2018 08:50 pm »

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Re: AWS Ground Station
« Reply #1 on: 11/27/2018 10:33 pm »
You can practically hear the collective puckering from the timeshare SDR ground terminal newspace industry here. AWS IoT over Iridium was simply the warning shot of an approaching (mushroom) cloud. The real killer app though is laser ground terminals to really kick this into overdrive.

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Re: AWS Ground Station
« Reply #2 on: 12/02/2018 07:57 am »
Good news for the smallsat ecosystem as a whole, bad news for people like Leaf Space, RBC and Infostellar who want to raise more money.

"Who are your competitors?"
"Amazon Web Services just entered the market. That demonstrates what a huge opportunity this is!"
"Yeah....... Can you find your own way out?"

I was just making that conversation up, then I Googled the coverage and found this:

Christopher Richins, chief executive of RBC Signals, saw the AWS Ground Station announcement more as a confirmation of its own business model than as a competitive threat. “This is a wonderful validation of the magnitude of the opportunity in managed ground station services for satellite operators,” he said in a statement to SpaceNews the day of the announcement.

RBC Signals is an early-stage company and is currently raising a Series A round of undisclosed size. In October, the company hired as president and chief operating officer Ron Faith, a former executive with companies working in the cloud computing and communications fields.
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Re: AWS Ground Station
« Reply #3 on: 08/05/2020 07:07 pm »

WASHINGTON — Amazon Web Services has slowed the rollout of its ground station network to accommodate customer feedback about the best locations to place its antennas.

AWS has built ground stations in six locations around the world instead of the 12 it had expected to complete by the end of 2019. Shayn Hawthorne, senior manager of AWS’s ground station business, said the company realized customers wanted ground stations in different locations than AWS previously thought.


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