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Dec 9, 2021

Connect to space satellites around the world and bring earth observational data into Azure for analytics via Microsoft and partner ground stations.

Apoorva Nori, from the Azure Space team, joins host Jeremy Chapman to take a first look at the Azure Orbital preview. We’ll show you how it works and how it fits into Microsoft’s strategy with Azure Space to bring cloud connectivity everywhere on earth and to make space satellite data accessible for everyday use cases.

Azure Space marks the convergence between global satellite constellations and the cloud. As the two join together, our purpose is to bring cloud connectivity to even the most remote corners of the earth and connect to satellites and harness the vast amount of data collected from space. This can help solve both long-term trending issues affecting the earth like climate change, or short-term real-time issues such as connected agriculture, monitoring and controlling wildfires, or identifying supply chain bottlenecks.


00:00 - Introduction
00:58 - Microsoft’s focus with Azure Space
02:16 - Azure Orbital
04:36 - See it in action
07:04 - Examples of space data readings
08:40 - How it works
10:28 - Use cases for world challenges
11:39 - Everyday use cases
15:36 - Wrap up

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