“Increasingly global need for satellite-based, Earth-observation data for business”
Amazon wants to manage and store your satellite communications with AWS Ground Station, an on demand satellite communication network.
With AWS Ground Station businesses can pay for antenna access as demand requires.
All of AWS ground stations are situated near AWS regions across the globe allowing for a low-latency transfer of the data to their servers and cloud infrastructure, only if you are an AWS customer of course.
For any organisation operating with a satellite as part of its business infrastructure keeping in touch with it can be a significant cost.
In order to communicate with a satellite antennas need to be established and maintained at key locations.