Copernic Space becomes founding member of space industry alliance

Nov 9 / 2021
The Edge Computing in Space Alliance has been created to help democratize access to space data.

Initially launched by Exodus Orbitals, it aims to promote the satellite-as-a-service concept and define common technical specifications among industry players.

Members so far include Copernic Space, Exo-Space, Modularity Space, Orbital Transports, Spiral Blue, LEOcloud, SkyWatch OrbitsEdge , Deploy Solutions, IBEOS, Ramon.Space, KP Labs and SpaceLink— in addition to Exodus Orbitals.

"Edge Computing in Space" is a new, emerging area in space industry that can open entirely new domain for software applications, similar in scale to web and mobile apps. While a number of companies are already working on different products and service in this niche, they all have to overcome perception and marketing challenges.

What a further development of this concept necessitates are:
considerable efforts in promotion and education about its current and future capabilities to both potential customers and investors
- in the words of Dennis Silin, CEO of Exodus Orbitals.

The alliance goals will include development of common technical standards and protocols, cooperation on technology development projects and promotion of participants’ products and services as well as better information sharing between its members, borrowing an approach commonly used in the IT industry.
As our end goal is to truly democratize access to the space market, and since we have already been working with Exodus Orbitals on proof of concepts to do so with Satellite imagery, we want to continue to take leadership roles in the market together to push that forward. Extending that collaboration across a growing group with a particular focus can not only benefit the entities within, but the world as a whole
- stated Grant Blaisdell, Co-Founder and CEO of Copernic Space

The alliance goals will include development of common technical standards and protocols, cooperation on technology development projects and promotion of participants’ products and services as well as better information sharing between its members, borrowing an approach commonly used in the IT industry.
The space industry is a lot more secretive than the software sector, and that limits its potential for growth and breakthrough innovations. I want this obstacle removed as much as possible, at least for the ‘Edge Computing in Space’ niche
- added Dennis Silin

Alliance website is available at https://ecsa.space/