They’re around 30 times faster than a passenger jet and are constantly circling our planet: The Union of Concerned Scientists counted more than 1,700 artificial satellites in orbit in August 2017. A large proportion of them – some 40 percent – are Earth observation units constantly monitoring our home from space. Each day, they send countless surface photos and radar images back to us.
Anyone wanting to use this data from space can soon access it directly from the Open Telekom Cloud. Companies previously had to download the data and save it on their own servers. With terabytes of information being added each day, this was a huge effort taking up large amounts of storage space. And before the data could even begin to be processed, companies had to have powerful computing resources available. But that’s all in the past now, since they can simply access and process satellite data directly in the cloud – no downloading necessary.