Microsoft Azure widens its space ecosystem through deals with Airbus and data partners


Taken together, the enhancements should provide more possibilities for solving problems on our home planet, said Stephen Kitay, senior director of Azure Space. Azure Orbital is partnering with ST Engineering iDirect to make software-based radio tools more available for space and satellite communications. Three new partners will boost the Microsoft Azure’s capabilities for geospatial data analysis: Esri will work with Azure Orbital to streamline workflows for handling space-borne data. There’s one company that Azure Space isn’t likely to enlist as a partner: Amazon. “We’re partnering with others who do, to enable this ecosystem built on the Azure cloud.”