Space startups Ramon.Space and LEOcloud have partnered to create a constellation of cloud-enabled Edge computing satellites.
Ramon.Space claims that it has developed an integrated space computer system to enable satellite-based Edge computing and processing. LEOcloud, using Red Hat’s Kubernetes container-based OpenShift platform, enables users to run cloud applications both on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and on Earth.
Under the agreement, Ramon.Space will provide the computing infrastructure to LEOcloud’s planned constellation. The combined offering will offer HPC capabilities, machine learning processors, and high-density storage, enabling intelligent satellites to move, process, and store data in orbit. The companies say they aim to provide ‘dynamic and scalable virtual Space Edge computing resources.'
“LEOcloud and Ramon.Space have a shared vision for the global benefits of Edge computing in LEO,” said Dennis R. Gatens, CEO and president of LEOcloud. “The combination of Ramon.Space’s tremendous space heritage and expertise will provide LEOcloud with the most innovative and resilient roadmap of solutions.”
“Our partnership with LEOcloud will unleash the expansion of data usage in space paving the way for new services and applications,” Ramon.Space CEO Avi Shabtai added. “We are excited to build together a revolutionary, next-generation data satellite for LEOcloud.”
This year LEOcloud has signed partnerships with Exodus Orbital to develop satellite-hosted applications and with ground station services company Leaf Space to enable greater satellite-ground integration.
In May, Ramon.Space raised $17.5 million in Series A funding from StageOne Ventures, Deep Insight, WorldQuant Ventures, UMC Capital, and previous investor Grove Ventures. The company says it has delivered more than 100 units on over 50 missions.