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Amazon Web Services Joins SIA

Washington, D.C., January 30, 2020 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the Association’s newest associate member.  In 2019, AWS announced the availability of AWS Ground Station, a service that provides customers with the ability to control satellites from AWS and download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of ground station antennas located around the world.

Using AWS Ground Station, customers can rely on the growing global footprint of ground stations to downlink data when and where they need it. These ground stations are located in close proximity to AWS Regions around the world, so customers can store, process, and analyze the data locally, rapidly gain insights, and then quickly take action.

For example, as fast-moving environmental, geopolitical, or news events unfold on the ground, AWS Ground Station customers can downlink current data to any of the ground stations and quickly combine the data with other AWS services to process, store, analyze, and transport the data to keep up with rapidly evolving conditions.

“Over the past decade, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the sheer number of technologically innovative satellites that provide customers on the ground with data to support an almost limitless number of applications,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “Now AWS can enable customers to control satellite communications, process data, and scale operations without building or managing ground station infrastructure.  We are very pleased to welcome AWS to SIA and the Association looks forward to working with its newest member company.”

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About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc.

SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.; Amazon Web Services; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globalstar, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Satellites; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Speedcast Government; Telesat Canada; and XTAR, LLC.

SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Media Broadcast Satellite; NB+C; Newtec; Phasor; Plexus Corp; Radeus Labs, Inc.; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; and Wiley Rein LLP