Amazon announced that it would be building a $120 million satellite processing hub in Florida. The hub will be located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and is expected to be completed in 2024. It will be used to process data from Amazon’s satellites which will aid the provision of broadband internet service, weather forecasting, and traffic monitoring etc.
Some have seen this as a potential competition to Elon Musk’s Starlink.
A satellite hub serves as a satellite ground station that connects orbiting satellites with terrestrial telecommunication networks, which include the Internet.
Amazon is a multinational technology company that specializes in e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. The company was founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Washington, USA. It will be interesting to see how Amazon’s satellite processing hub performs once it is completed. The company has ambitious plans for its constellation of satellites, and the hub will be a key part of those plans.
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