Amazon announces space satellite division to expand cloud computing into space

Media reported that Amazon Cloud Services (AWS) is pushing ahead with the development of space technology. The home appliance giant said Tuesday it will set up a new division dedicated to space and satellite solutions. “Since the Apollo mission, we’ve finally had an exciting time again,” clint Crosier, a retired Air Force major general who has directed the U.S. Space Force’s planning, said in a blog post.

Amazon announces space satellite division to expand cloud computing into space

(from: AWS)

Amazon said the new department plans to offer a wide range of cloud computing services, including data processing in orbit and support for government missions.

Last year, Bezos said Project Kuiper was still in its early stages. The project plans to launch more than 3,000 satellites into space to provide global broadband Internet service.

In fact, in recent years, the e-commerce giant has been trying to expand its presence in the space business.

As early as 2018, for example, AWS announced its support for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and communications satellite operators Iridium Communications and Spire Global.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also owns a space exploration start-up called Blue Origin.