Amazon’s AWS establishes new aerospace cloud unit as Jeff Bezos increases bets on outer space By Michael Sheetz

Amazon's AWS establishes new aerospace cloud unit as Jeff Bezos increases bets on outer space

By Michael Sheetz

  • Amazon Web Services announced on Tuesday it was establishing a new space unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions.

  • Job listings for the AWS unit identify it's looking to provide services for nearly every space sub-sector, including rocket launches, human spaceflight support, robotic systems, mission control operations, space stations, satellite networks and more.

  • Amazon has steadily grown its influence in the space industry in recent years, with a satellite connection service called AWS Ground Station and a satellite internet venture called Project Kuiper.

The company announced on Tuesday that AWS is establishing a new unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions, led by former U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clint Crosier — who most recently directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force.

"We find ourselves in the most exciting time in space since the Apollo missions," Crosier said in a statement

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