AWS announces AWS Space Accelerator 2023 to promote global space sustainability


Dubai, UAE –  Amazon Web Services (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), has announced the launch and call for applications for the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator, a hybrid technical, business, and mentorship opportunity open to space startups from around the globe. 

According to the United Nations, fewer than 8,000 objects were launched in the first 60 years of human space exploration. Over the past five years, this number has risen to over 14,000, and the trend shows no signs of abating. A key aspect of the discussion about space sustainability is how to handle the rapid rise in global space activity over a long period of time.

The 2023 AWS Space Accelerator, delivered in collaboration with TechConnect, is seeking innovative startups with ideas for applying cloud-based solutions that enable the long-term sustainability of operations in space and empower humans to continue to benefit from space-based data and scientific discovery.

The virtual four-week program, set for May 2023, will encourage global participation. Startups are invited to propose unique missions for a range of industry-wide applications that emphasise sustainability for space and sustainability from space. These may include ideas that contribute to the long-term viability of space operations as well as those that have a positive impact on sustainability and climate goals on Earth.

Selected startups will receive up to $100,000 in AWS promotional credits and guidance from space domain and technical subject matter experts with extensive AWS experience. The program also provides opportunities for cooperation and networking with other participating companies, AWS customers, and AWS Partner Network (APN) members seeking cutting-edge technological solutions to their most demanding space challenges.

About Amazon Web Services:

For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 96 Availability Zones within 30 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. 

About Amazon:

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