New Microsoft Azure services will help us learn more about the darkest reaches of space

As part of its effort to focus more on space, Microsoft has developed an in-orbit computing platform for spacecraft running AI (opens in a new tab) workloads can be connected to Azure hyperscale (opens in a new tab) cloud.

In the first of a series of space-focused partnerships, the software giant is working with Thales Alenia Space to demonstrate and validate in-orbit computing technologies with a demonstration aboard the International Space Station (opens in a new tab). Together, the two companies will deploy a powerful in-orbit computer, in-orbit application framework and high-performance Earth observation sensors to create new in-orbit climate data processing applications to benefit Earth’s sustainability. .

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