Amazon Web Services is creating its very own space force for cloud computing

GeekWire | Jun 30, 2020 at 5:55 PM
  • Amazon Web Services today unveiled a new business unit devoted to developing data infrastructure and cloud services for the aerospace and satellite industry — and headed by someone who helped set up the U.S. Space Force.
  • For now, AWS’ new business segment supports Project Kuiper and Blue Origin as customers, just as Amazon.com is treated as a customer.
  • Looking longer-term, those efforts have additional potential for two-way synergy, with Kuiper conceivably providing satellite resources for cloud services and communication, and Blue Origin providing the means to get that hardware into space.