Reduce AWS Ground Station
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Ground Station cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Ground Station costs with these tips


Use Reserved Pricing

Use reserved pricing for recurring workloads which provides discounts up to 17% as compared to on-demand pricing.


Size Antenna Time

Right size your antenna time reservations to avoid unused reserved capacity, this will avoid increasing costs unnecessarily.


Archive Job Outputs

Archive finished job outputs to S3 Glacier for long-term storage, which is more cost effective than keeping data in S3 Standard or S3 Intelligent-Tiering.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About AWS Ground Station Service information & pricing

About AWS Ground Station

AWS Ground Station, a managed service for satellite communications control and data processing, eliminates the need for personal infrastructure, giving direct access to AWS global services. It is used in weather forecasting, imaging, communications, and video broadcasts and can reduce operational costs by approximately 80% as users pay only for actual antenna use. It ensures prompt data downloads and high data and physical security.

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AWS Ground Station pricing

AWS Ground Station charges per minute of antenna usage, identical rates across regions, with no long-term commitments. Two bandwidth modes are reserved and on-demand. Narrowband (less than 54 MHz) is $3/min for reserved, $10 for on-demand, while Wideband (54 MHz or more) is $10/min for reserved, $22 for on-demand. Special pricing applies for customers reserving at least 150 minutes/month for a year. Cancellation incurs the full contact cost or is free if done over 24 hours beforehand.

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