AWS Announces 14 Startups for its 2023 Space Accelerator

AWS is supporting the companies for business development, specialised training, and mentorship along with $100,000 in AWS Promotional Credit.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the 14 space tech startups selected for the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator program. These companies are innovating from 3D-printed space vehicles to orbital robots and AI-powered satellite solutions. AWS is supporting the companies for business development, specialised training, and mentorship.

The accelerator program leverages AWS’s cloud capabilities to address challenges, such as resource utilization and environmental impact. Selected from applicants worldwide, these startups will have access to AWS’s extensive network of customers and partners through AWS Partner Network (APN). 

The tech being developed powered by AI, by these startups hold potential for advancing space exploration and utilization. With up to $100,000 in AWS Promotional Credit these startups are packed with resources.

Organizations like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency, NASA, and others are thinking big about how to transform the future of space. In December 2022, AWS had partnered with ISRO and announced plans to invest in Indian space startups

This happened against the backdrop of the government identifying potential in private players that, if tapped, can catapult India’s global space ambitions to dizzying heights. The Modi-led recently approved the Indian Space Policy ’23, with the involvement of the private companies.

Read: Agnikul and Other Space tech Startups Fueling India’s Space Ambitions 

“AWS looks forward to working with this group of innovative startups to enhance their space missions using the cloud,” said Clint Crosier, director of AWS Aerospace and Satellite. “Congratulations to all of this year’s participants, who were selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide for their inspiring vision for technology solutions that will help transform the future of space as well as how humanity can benefit from space-based knowledge.”

The 14 startups participating this year in the AWS Accelerator program are Delta-V Analytics Inc, GATE Space, GRASP, In Orbit Aerospace, Integrate, Kawa Space, Little Place Labs, Lunasonde, Nominal, Raven Space Systems, Inc., Rogue Space Systems, Space Kinetic, Violet Labs, Xona Space Systems Inc.

Lucy Hag, the founder and CEO of Violet Labs, and an alum of Amazon’s Project Kuiper, expressed her excitement about being selected for the AWS Space Accelerator program. In a statement, Hag highlighted the significance of advanced software tools for teams working on satellites, self-driving cars, and medical robots. She emphasised the need for innovative solutions that match the complexity and sophistication of the products being developed for the future.

Also Read: What Happened In Space Tech In 2022

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Tasmia Ansari
Tasmia is a tech journalist at AIM, looking to bring a fresh perspective to emerging technologies and trends in data science, analytics, and artificial intelligence.

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