AWS launches IoT into space
October 30, 2019
US companies Hypergiant and Dynetics are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to take the IoT into space.
Texas-based AI company Hypergiant and Alabama applied science firm Dynetics are partnering to deliver modern, agile and efficient space mission options for government and commercial users.
As Amazon Partner Network (APN) members, the Hypergiant and Dynetics teams are leveraging the AWS cloud in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, IoT and AWS Ground Station to deliver mission and payload on-demand services. These services aim to support the current space ecosystem users and open up opportunities for new participants in the burgeoning space economy.
The first evolution of this partnership will involve the development of an integrated set of services that will support Hypergiant's planned missions using its Slingshot deployment system and Nasa's International Space Station (pictured) infrastructure.
"Now that space-mission hardware costs are being reduced, our ability to get more data, more often, is rapidly increasing," said Hypergiant chief executive officer Ben Lamm. “People need a way to get those data more efficiently and to interpret them more effectively. That's why we entered into this partnership with Dynetics: smarter, more cost-effective for space data to all companies.”
Dynetics brings over a decade of human spaceflight as well as satellite development and deployment experience to the partnership. The aerospace and defence company also benefits from 45 years of experience in systems engineering, analytics, and hardware and software development.
"Demand for these solutions continues to increase from civil space, defence and national intelligence agencies," said Jonathan Pettus, Dynetics vice president. “Our rich experience with US DoD, Nasa and various commercial aerospace companies provides a unique value proposition with Hypergiant while also utilising AWS to deliver flexible, cost-effective and secure solutions in-line with the customers' needs.”
The partnership allows for cost-savings to organisations that have requirements to operate in space and avoiding using their own significant capital investments in mission and payload operations services. Companies will be able to focus on the core business purposes of their mission.
Hypergiant Industries creates emerging AI-driven technologies and develops commercial products for Fortune 500 and government clients. It serves verticals that include space science and exploration, satellite communications, aviation, defence, healthcare, transportation and municipal infrastructure, food and beverage, and retail. Founded in 2018, the company has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle and Washington DC.
Dynetics provides engineering, scientific and IT offerings to the national security, cyber security, space and critical infrastructure sectors. Its portfolio includes technical services and a range of software and hardware products, such as components, subsystems and complex end-to-end systems. The company of more than 2500 employee-owners is based in Huntsville, Alabama, and it has offices throughout the USA.