ISRO Partners with Amazon AWS for Enhancing AI Capabilities with AWS cloud
New Delhi: Sun, 17 Sep 2023 20:58, by: Sangita Roy

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)  signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon AWS for using the AWS cloud technologies to enhance AI Capabilities. ISRO and IN-SPACe to advance space-tech with the help of AWS AI Capabilities. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping startups, research institutes and students in enhancing their AI capabilities.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a major cloud computing company in the world that provides managed servers to the clients on the on-demand basis. Clients are able to use the servers, storage and compute as per their need, while paying only for the resource used. There is no upfront cost like setup of servers, installing software etc. So, there is a lot of savings for the companies and organisations. Other cloud companies are GCP (Google), Azure (Microsoft) and Oracle Cloud.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) will use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure for enhancing their AI Capabilities. The main purpose of this collaboration is to support spec-tech innovations through Cloud Computing and AI capabilities. This will help in the space sector by bringing  exciting possibilities by strengthening research and development.

The AWS's educational programmes on its cloud computing environment helps students, space startups and research institutes in accelerating development of innovative solutions for the space sector. This program will also inspire future generations to pursue careers in the fast growing space sector.

Cloud computing led development is capable of enhancing the space industry by developing solutions for making quick decisions. Use the Cloud and AI capabilities in enchanting the research and developing. Cloud is a well suited environment for handling and processing the large set of data at very high speed.

Partners will be able to use state-of-the-art AWS infrastructure for management of large volumes of raw space data and future processes using the AI/ML technologies. AWS is well capable of handling large volumes of analytical workloads with high efficiency in the cost-effective manner.
AWS is also going to support the eligible space startup community with the offering tools, resources and technical training, helping them quickly use the vast AWS computing resources for enhancing the research.

Recently India successfully launched  Chandrayaan-3 moon mission and landing was successful. India also launched the Aditya L-1 mission to study about the sun. With this collaboration with AWS, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) will be able to use latest cloud services and AI solutions from Amazon AWS.


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