Amazon Web Services (AWS) has selected 10 participants for the 2022 AWS Space Accelerator — this year’s finalists brought forward pioneering ideas that will draw valuable insights from the depths of the ocean floor to the surface of the moon… and nearly everything in between.
This global group of emerging startups from across the United States, Asia, and Europe was selected from among hundreds of applications by a panel from AWS and AlchemistX. The selected startups each have an inspiring and innovative vision for how to transform the growing global space industry across a diverse set of mission areas, including Earth Observation (EO), space situational awareness (SSA), launch and propulsion, and space exploration…
Albedo is building low-orbit satellites that capture visible and thermal imagery at the highest resolution commercially available (10 centimeters visible and 2 meters thermal). With image quality levels equivalent to today’s aerial imagery, Albedo’s data is a key input for industries such as mapping, insurance, agriculture, and climate applications.
Blue Sky Analytics
Founded in India and based in the Netherlands, this climate-tech startup is using satellite-derived climate intelligence to power financial decisions. It will use this accelerator opportunity to gather network support and scale its technological infrastructure to forge partnerships across sectors and geographies.
EOS Data Analytics
EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) is a global provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered satellite imagery analytics. The company operates worldwide, partnering with governmental, commercial, and scientific organizations.
Based in Los Angeles, this company specializes in software for managing complex aerospace operations and procedures, from test and design through major operations. Epsilon3 will use this accelerator opportunity to focus on enhancing its space mission planning and operations platform.
Based in Colorado, this company is developing next-generation autonomous spaceflight safety and space situational awareness capabilities.
Based in Oxford, UK, this company is developing next-generation electric propulsion solutions for spacecraft and satellites in LEO. The team plans to launch its first prototype later this year.
Based in Luxembourg, this company is focused on providing highly accurate space weather radiation intelligence using a combination of data sources and own detectors launched on to LEO.
Terradepth is an ocean data-as-a-service business that has built a cloud-based, browser-accessible, ocean data management platform and marketplace. This product, Absolute Ocean (AO), provides an intuitive, immersive interface for the visualization of vast, high-resolution geospatial datasets.
The Exploration Company
The Exploration Company, a French-German startup, democratizes space exploration for space and non-space industries. To realize this mission, The Exploration Company developed Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle based on open interfaces, that will provide various on-orbit services to LEO and in a later stage to the Moon.
Based in California, ZaiNar specializes in positioning, navigation, and timing solutions as an alternative to traditional GPS. ZaiNar has developed patented digital signal processing techniques to locate radio devices in 3D with meter-level accuracy.
These 10 organizations are thinking big about how to transform the future of the global aerospace industry. The accelerator provides an opportunity for them to receive personalized recommendations on how to integrate AWS Cloud technologies into their unique missions.