Step 1: Create EC2 SSH Key Pair - AWS Ground Station

Step 1: Create EC2 SSH Key Pair

If you do not already have one, create a new key pair in the Amazon EC2 console for each AWS Region where you plan to receive data. Use the steps below.

  1. In your AWS Management Console, choose an AWS Region in which you plan to reserve contacts. You need to create a key pair for every AWS Region you choose.


    AWS Ground Station is not yet available for all regions. Ensure that AWS Ground Station is supported by your desired AWS Region. For more information about AWS Ground Station antenna locations, see AWS Ground Station FAQs.

  2. Choose Services > EC2 > Network & Security > Key Pairs, and then choose Create Key Pair.

  3. Enter a friendly name like groundstation-ec2-access-key-<region> (for example, groundstation-ec2-access-key-us-east-2).

  4. Save the private key, make it accessible to your ssh utility of choice, and set the ownership/permissions as needed (for example, chmod 400 <key name>.pem).

  5. Repeat for other AWS Regions if needed.