Choose a Template - AWS Ground Station

Choose a Template

AWS Ground Station provides templates that demonstrate how to use the service and can be accessed in different ways. Use this guide to find the right template for you.

Using a preconfigured template

You can use a preconfigured template to receive direct broadcast data from the Aqua, SNPP, JPSS-1/NOAA-20, and Terra satellites. These templates contain the required AWS CloudFormation resources to schedule and execute contacts. The AquaSnppJpss template comprises the necessary AWS CloudFormation resources to receive demodulated and decoded direct broadcast data. Use this template as a starting point if you plan to process the data using NASA Direct Readout Labs software (RT-STPS and IPOPP). The AquaSnppJpssTerraDigIF template comprises the necessary AWS CloudFormation resources to receive raw digitized intermediate frequency (DigIF) direct broadcast data. Use this template as a starting point for processing the data using a software defined radio (SDR).

Using your own satellites

Configuring your own satellites requires a different set of parameters and resources. This is difficult to do on your own. The AWS Ground Station team is available to help you configure your own satellites for use and can help you configure resources for downlink, uplink, and uplink echo streams. To configure your own satellite to use with AWS Ground Station, contact AWS Support.

Accessing Templates

You can access the templates in the regional Amazon S3 bucket below. Note that the following link uses a regional S3 endpoint. Change <us-west-2> to the region in which you are creating the AWS CloudFormation stack.

s3://groundstation-customer-assets-us-west-2/cloudformation_templates

You can also download the templates using the AWS CLI. For information on configuring the AWS CLI, see Configuring the AWS CLI.