AWS and ISRO Join Forces to Enhance India’s Space Capabilities

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) in an effort to enhance India’s space capabilities. The agreement, announced last week, aims to foster talent in cloud and space technologies, support startups, and strengthen research and development.

Under the MoU, AWS will provide space startups with tools, resources, and technical support through its AWS Activate program. Additionally, the three organizations will collaborate on a new initiative to train students and educators in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and security using AWS education programs.

Shalini Kapoor, Director and Chief Technologist for Public Sector at AWS India and South Asia, expressed the company’s commitment to helping startups develop solutions and build a skilled workforce in cloud and space technologies.

Kapoor stated:

“We look forward to helping customers in India build space-tech solutions to make life on Earth better.”

This collaboration comes at a time of significant progress in India’s space industry, with upcoming missions such as the Chandrayaan-3 moon landing and the Aditya L-1 mission. It also aligns with the government’s 2023 Indian Space Policy.

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Overall, this partnership between AWS, ISRO, and IN-SPACe aims to drive innovation and growth in India’s space sector by leveraging cloud technologies and nurturing talent in the field.