Cloud computing is betting on outer space
Global cloud computing giants are making a big foray into India. And space tech might play a key role
The space deals will add spice in India too. India’s cloud computing market is estimated at $2.5 billion. The govt has also decided to open up India’s space sector to private players
On 22 September, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the preview of Azure Orbital at Microsoft Ignite 2020 in New Orleans. According to Microsoft, Orbital is ‘Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS)’, which is aimed at helping its customers to communicate with, and analyse data from, their satellites or spacecrafts on a subscription basis.