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Microsoft, SpaceX Team Up to Bring Cloud Computing to Space

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Microsoft has partnered with SpaceX and others to use the SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation to bring high-speed satellite broadband to users in the most remote environments.

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Microsoft has partnered with SpaceX and others to make its Azure cloud technology available and accessible to people anywhere on Earth, and potentially those in space.

Microsoft will use SpaceX's forthcoming Starlink satellite constellation to bring customers in remote regions high-speed, low-latency broadband; the satellites will function as a channel for data between Microsoft's conventional datacenters and matched ground stations, and the company's modular datacenters.

The software giant also announced an expansion of its Azure Orbital partnership with satellite telecommunications company SES to broaden connectivity between its cloud data centers and edge devices.

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