AWS picked startups from across the United States, Asia, and Europe for its space accelerator this year. Credit: AWS

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.

They are: 

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.[spacenews-ad]

Jason Rainbow writes about satellite telecom, space finance and commercial markets for SpaceNews. He has spent more than a decade covering the global space industry as a business journalist. Previously, he was Group Editor-in-Chief for Finance Information...