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AWS to Collaborate with ISRO on India’s Space Capabilities 

By Rachel Jewett | September 18, 2023

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to boost India’s space capabilities. The MoU announced last week looks to develop talent with experience in cloud and space technologies, encourage startups, and strengthen R&D.

AWS said it will provide space startups tools, resources, and expert technical support for free through the AWS Activate program. The three organizations will also collaborate on a new initiative to train students and educators in cloud computing, AI, ML, analytics, and security, by using AWS education programs.

“AWS is committed to help startups identify use cases and accelerate solution development, and build a strong talent pool in India with expertise in cloud and space. We look forward to helping customers in India build space-tech solutions to make life on Earth better,” said Shalini Kapoor, director and chief technologist for Public Sector, AWS India and South Asia.

This agreement comes while there is a lot of momentum in India’s space industry, with the Chandrayaan-3 moon landing, Aditya L-1 mission, and the government’s 2023 Indian Space Policy.