AWS Ground Station
User Guide

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Step 3: Customize and Run the AWS CloudFormation Template

As you read the description in this topic, know that we do not expect you to figure this out on your own. For support, see the AWS Ground Station website.

After you onboard your satellite, you need to define mission profiles and create instances to process or push data streams from or to your satellite. To assist you with this process, we provide the following example AWS CloudFormation templates as a base to create the resources for your use case. The following example templates build on one another so you can see the additions and updates required to add new resources to each:

Today, you can configure multiple streams of data per contact to flow into your VPC. These data streams are available in two different formats, depending on the frequency and bandwidth of the RF signal you are receiving during your contact. VITA-49 Signal/IP data streams can be used for S-Band and X-Band signals up to 54 MHz in bandwidth. Alternatively, VITA-49 Uncoded Frames/IP can be used for only X-Band signals up to 600 MHz in bandwidth.

After you have been onboarded, you can access the following Amazon S3 bucket to download the example templates in s3://groundstation-customer-cf/ where you can find the templates mentioned in the following sections.