Amazon Web Services (AWS) has sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ISRO and IN-SPACe to support space-tech innovations through cloud computing. This collaboration with ISRO and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) is aim at giving space startups, research institutes and students access to cloud technologies through AWS Activate for new solutions in the space sector, as per AWS statement.
The collaboration follows the approval of the Indian Space Policy, 2023 in April by the government which provides a strategic roadmap for the growth and development of India’s space programme using cloud computing, data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
AWS India and South Asia Director and Chief Technologist, Public Sector, Shalini Kapoor said the company is commit to helping startups identify use cases accelerate solution development, and build a strong talent pool in India with expertise in cloud and space.
Shalini Kapoor Said :
ISRO Director for Capacity Building and Public Outreach Sudheer Kumar N said cloud computing enables the speedy management of large volumes of raw space data, besides running AI, ML and analytics workloads to achieve meaningful outcomes in a highly cost-effective manner.
Startups will also benefit from access to AWS and its global experience of building aerospace and satellite solutions through the AWS Space Accelerator programme.
Vinod Kumar, IN-SPACe Director, Promotion Directorate, said :
These three organisations will also collaborate on a new initiative to train students and educators in cloud computing, AI, ML, analytics, and security, by leveraging AWS education programmes.