Microsoft Launches Azure Orbital

Orbital, a Ground Station As-a-Service, enables easy and integrated data processing and scale for your operations directly from Azure.

Recently, Microsoft announced the preview of Azure Orbital. Azure Orbital is a Ground Station As-a-Service that provides communication and control of your satellite.
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The new ground station service enables easy and integrated data processing and scale for operations directly from Azure. It enables satellite operators to communicate to and control their satellites and process data.
With the launch of Azure Orbital, the ground segment, including the ground stations, network, and procedures, becomes a digital platform now integrated into Azure.
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Well, Azure Orbital serves as an integrated and native service for customers to downlink data without building or managing their own satellite ground station infrastructure. It allows you to easily set up and host 3rd party antennas and equipment in Azure regions to enable scenarios across broadband connectivity and data processing.
To make use of Azure Orbital you will have to pay only for what you use with any antenna in the global Azure Orbital network. There are no long-term contracts or any hidden fees.
To learn more you can visit the official website.

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