AWS picks 10 startups for 2022 space accelerator
TAMPA, Fla. — Amazon Web Services announced May 24 it has picked 10 startups to join its second annual space accelerator program, which helps early-stage companies learn how to grow their businesses with cloud and analytic technologies.
The startups come from across the Earth observation, space situational awareness (SSA), launch, propulsion and space exploration markets.
- Very low Earth orbit (VLEO) high-resolution satellite imagery provider Albedo
- Climate intelligence startup Blue Sky Analytics
- Satellite imagery analytics provider EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA)
- Epsilon3, which specializes in software for managing complex aerospace operations and procedures
- SSA software provider Kayhan Space
- Electric propulsion developer Magdrive
- Space weather intelligence startup Mission Space
- Ocean data management solutions provider Terradepth
- Reusable orbital vehicle developer The Exploration Company
- Positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) specialist ZaiNar Tech
They will start a four-week course beginning June with mentors and experts from AWS and program partner AlchemistX, which is part of the San Fransisco-based Alchemist Accelerator.
The early stage companies will also receive up to $100,000 in AWS technical services offered under the AWS Activate program.
AWS partnered with British early-stage space investor Seraphim for the accelerator program last year, which selected: Cognitive Space, D-Orbit, Descartes Labs, Edgybees, HawkEye 360, LeoLabs, Lunar Outpost, Orbital Sidekick, Satellite VU and Ursa Space.
These startups have collectively raised more than $359 million since they were picked for the course, according to an AWS spokesperson.