Recently, we reported that Microsoft is working on a new Azure service to take on AWS Ground Station. At Ignite 2020, Microsoft revealed Azure Orbital, a new managed service that will offer access to physical satellite communication capabilities. Azure Orbital will allow customers to quickly analyze data captured from space.
With access to low-latency global fiber networks and the global scale of Microsoft’s cloud services, customers can innovate quickly with large satellite datasets.
Azure Orbital is now in private preview with select customers.