Microsoft and Xplore team up with NOAA to demonstrate cloud-based satellite operations

An artist’s rendition shows the NOAA-18 satellite in orbit. (NOAA Illustration)What do you do with an aging weather satellite? If you’re the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, you turn to Microsoft Azure and a Seattle-area startup called Xplore to find out if there’s a cheaper way to keep it going. After a yearlong demonstration project, the three partners determined that…
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