Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced expansion of its AWS Ground Station service to the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) region. AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets users control satellite communications, process satellite data, and scale satellite operations.
AWS Ground Station is expanding to multiple geographic regions to ensure customers are served across the world. With the deployment of the AWS Ground Station in the region, budding startup communities and enterprises can communicate with their satellites and run workloads in the Middle East to serve end users.
This will help businesses and organisations throughout the Middle East speed up their digital transformation and innovate rapidly. The AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Ground Station will allow entrepreneurs to experiment as they develop new products and services.
Customers will be able to integrate satellite data with other AWS services, either in the same region or in another AWS region using Amazon’s network.
Amazon EC2 can be used for compute, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for storage, Amazon Rekognition for imaging analysis, Amazon SageMaker to apply AI/ML to satellite imagery data, and AWS IoT Greengrass to build market specific IoT solutions.
AWS Ground Station is currently available in US-West-2 (Oregon), US-East-2 (Ohio), and ME-south-1 (Bahrain).