Microsoft today announced Azure Space, a new initiative to make space connectivity and compute easily accessible across industries including agriculture, energy, telecommunications, and government. Microsoft has not developed its own end-to-end solution with Azure Space, instead it has partnered with industry leaders like SpaceX Starlink, SES and others.
- SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband for the new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC).
- Building on the existing Azure Orbital partnership with SES, Microsoft will support its O3B Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation O3b MEO, to extend connectivity between our cloud datacenter regions and cloud edge devices.
You can read about more such partnerships here.
“We have brought together a team of renowned space industry veterans to work alongside our world-class product engineers and scientists to build cloud capabilities that meet the unique needs of space. Our innovation areas include simulating space missions, discovering insights from satellite data, and fueling innovation both on the ground and in orbit,” wrote Tom Keane, Corporate Vice President, Azure Global.
You can learn more about Azure Space from the link below.