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As a billion-plus people wait with bated breath for the successful landing of India's moon lander Vikram, Amazon's Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Friday said that it is more than ready with satellite commands and data, to help the country realise its dream to send deep space missions.

New Delhi: As a billion-plus people wait with bated breath for the successful landing of India's moon lander Vikram, Amazon's Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Friday said that it is more than ready with satellite commands and data, to help the country realise its dream to send deep space missions.

Sending a man and other deep space missions into space will require crunching humongous data.

And with AWS Ground Stations -- a fully managed service that lets space scientists control satellite communications, uplink, downlink, process satellite data and scale satellite operations -- the Jeff Bezos-owned company can steer the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) into the right orbit.

"We are very passionate about space and opportunities associated with it. It is exciting to know that India is going to land its first-ever rover on the Moon.

We have key partnerships with Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Digital Globe and more and are seeing a lot of interest in space research and development globally.

India is really a promising country owing to several firsts in space to its credit," says Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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