NOAA Completes Cloud-Based Satellite Operations Testing with Microsoft

SILVER SPRING, Md. (NOAA PR) — NOAA successfully completed a year-long, first-ever Cooperative Research and Development Agreement  (CRADA) with Microsoft’s Azure Orbital, which explored how commercial capabilities could assist NOAA’s satellite operations by using commercial products and cloud operations to control the satellites and acquire data in a cyber-secure environment. The information gleaned from this CRADA will provide input to NOAA’s future strategic activities. 

The CRADA was a “proof-of-concept” effort to determine if commercial cloud services can provide satellite mission management for NOAA’s legacy polar satellites. As a secondary objective, Azure demonstrated the ability to comply with some government security controls in both a rapid and effective manner. 

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G42 and ICEYE Sign MOU to Collaborate and Develop Advanced SAR Products

The partnership builds on a recent agreement between G42 and Yahsat to develop geospatial analytics-as-a-service and data fusion of different sensor modalities.

Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2021 (ICEYE PR) – G42, the leading Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company and ICEYE, a Finnish Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite and analytics provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing advanced SAR products.

The collaboration was formalized at a signing ceremony by Talal Al Kaissi, VP of the G42 Space Program and Jamil Kawar, Director of Global Sales at ICEYE, on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow.

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Leanspace Emerges From Stealth to Digitalize the Space Industry via the Cloud

STRASBOURG, France (Leanspace PR) — Leanspace, the company building the future digital infrastructure of the space industry, today announced its launch out of stealth mode with several major customers. A Seraphim Space backed start-up, it has already raised over 2 million Euro in seed funding from institutional and angel investors.

Its first offering is the Leanspace Cloud, a technology enabling space organizations to easily build integrated software ecosystems to run space missions. It will be launched at the SpaceTechExpo in Bremen, Germany, via a public demonstration event in partnership with ClearSpace, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Space University (ISU).

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Video: NASA Ames Cloud Computing Announcement

Vivek Kundra
U.S. Chief Information Officer
White House Blog Post

Today, I am excited to announce that we have launched Apps.gov to help continue the President’s initiative to lower the cost of government operations while driving innovation within government.

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White House CIO to Outline Cloud Computing Plan at NASA Ames

Vivek Kundra
Vivek Kundra

NASA PRESS RELEASE

NASA will conduct a news conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, featuring Vivek Kundra, White House federal chief information officer. He will outline his vision for a new federal government cloud computing initiative.

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and top Silicon Valley information technology leaders are scheduled to attend the news conference. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:
https://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Editor’s Note: During her speech during the ISU graduation ceremony at Ames two weeks ago, Garver mentioned she had been quite impressed by a briefing earlier in the day on the cloud computing work that had been taking place at the center.