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Lunar Outpost Selected to participate in inaugural AWS Space Accelerator for Startups

Lunar Outpost will use AWS Cloud solutions to enhance mission infrastructure, facilitate advanced machine learning, and build novel cloud-based space applications

10 June 2021

Lunar Outpost is proud to announce that it has been selected to participate in the AWS Space Accelerator, a business support program for startups seeking to use AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in the space industry. This opportunity will support Lunar Outpost’s efforts to accelerate the field of extreme robotics, building towards a sustainable presence on the Moon and Mars.

New for 2021, the four-week AWS Space Accelerator curriculum provides hands-on AWS Cloud and technical training, mentorship, coaching, and business support in collaboration with Seraphim, one of the world’s leading investment groups focused exclusively on the space industry, who will provide business development and investment guidance. 

Lunar Outpost will use AWS Cloud solutions to enhance scalable mission infrastructure and operations, develop advanced machine learning models, and build cloud-based applications for space never-before-seen in the industry. The AWS Cloud will also enable real-time collaboration between fleets of Lunar Outpost rovers, participating scientists, and industry partners to study the moon and utilize its resources. “We believe this Accelerator will help enable Lunar Outpost to be the first company to sell space resources in the history of humankind,” said Justin Cyrus, CEO and founder of Lunar Outpost. “That’s why we’re thrilled to be pioneering this cutting-edge paradigm with AWS and Seraphim.”

As one of 10 companies chosen for this opportunity, Lunar Outpost will receive up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credit, AWS Cloud training and support, mentorship, and additional business development resources including opportunities to speak with space-savvy venture investors.

“AWS looks forward to collaborating with our finalists to advance their inspiring vision for transforming how we understand, operate in, and benefit from space,” said Clint Crosier, director of the Aerospace and Satellite business at AWS. “Congratulations to our finalists, who were selected from hundreds of impressive startups from across the global space industry. The cloud is uniquely suited to spur the success of space companies in so many ways, and we are excited to help these companies achieve their biggest goals.” 

Proposals were judged on several factors including the innovative and unique nature of the project, the overall value the solution will bring to the space industry, the creative application of AWS to solve problems, and the team’s ability to deliver on its specific mission.

For more information on the AWS Space Accelerator, visit


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