Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has employed a former White Home Nationwide Safety Council member to function its first-ever director of house coverage.
When you would possibly assume the appointment is linked to CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin house program, the brand new function really arose inside Amazon Internet Providers, which is more and more enmeshing itself within the international aerospace and satellite tv for pc business.
CNBC studies Peter Marquez was made head of house coverage at AWS and feedback on his LinkedIn profile point out he shall be primarily based in Washington, D.C. Marquez held an identical title on the NSC underneath former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Amazon just lately established a brand new Aerospace and Satellite tv for pc Options enterprise unit inside AWS that goals to make sure the circulate of cloud-based information surrounding house stays accessible, cost-effective, and usable by prospects. The corporate touted its expertise supporting business and authorities shoppers that design satellites and conduct spaceflight operations.
In 2018, Amazon launched AWS Floor Station, a satellite tv for pc connection service serving NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and cell voice and information satellite tv for pc communications operator Iridium Communications, amongst others.
Amazon has additionally stated it plans to take a position $10 billion into Challenge Kuiper, a community of 1000’s of satellites to supply broadband web service globally, much like Area X’s Starlink.