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IBM and Ubotica collaborate to simplify the deployment of space AI applications with just one click.

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Space AI leader Ubotica Technologies has partnered with IBM to leverage IBM cloud infrastructure and watsonx.ai components. This partnership aims to simplify the process for developers to get their applications running onboard a satellite. With just a single click, mutual customers will be able to securely deploy their AI models directly to satellites using the Ubotica CogniSATTM platform. These space-borne AI models will generate insights from data in space, offering significant cost savings for satellite constellation operators and increased autonomy and decision-making capabilities at the edge.

The industrialization of space AI applications

In the past, only government-sponsored space programs had the capability to deliver technology suitable for the harsh conditions of space. However, today, industries are looking to leverage complex space technologies and insights for commercial space applications. Commercially available off-the-shelf technology, or COTS, has further reduced the cost of computing in space for various applications, such as Earth Observation and In-Orbit Servicing.

Ubotica is delivering its CogniSAT space AI compute platform onboard satellites to perform AI inference on data in space. By partnering with IBM, Ubotica aims to streamline the deployment of customers’ space AI applications and ground-based cloud data processing operations.

This industrialization of space AI requires an enterprise approach with secured, scalable, and easy-to-use deployment, data storage, and governance capabilities. IBM’s enabling technologies, along with the commitment to these principles, underpin the partnership with Ubotica.

The future of satellites is powered by AI and hybrid cloud

In the past, satellites had limited capabilities and couldn’t interpret situational or environmental circumstances. However, Ubotica has been providing space AI capabilities to organizations like the European Space Agency and NASA JPL since 2020. Their advancements include autonomously scheduling image tasking and generating insights onboard using image sensor data. By optimizing these technologies for small satellites, Ubotica aims to impact every aspect of the space industry.

As part of their leadership in this field, Ubotica has partnered with IBM to build several services on IBM Cloud. The goal is to allow customer developer teams to directly deploy their AI inference models to Ubotica’s space AI platforms on LEO satellites.

The initial installation will involve a Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Service (ROKS) cluster, which Ubotica will deploy components on to create a hybrid cloud AI platform. Ubotica’s architecture aligns with the underlying implementation of watsonx.ai and includes components from the Open Data Hub reference architecture. They will also explore the use of other services from IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data portfolio for integration into their operations.

Ubotica will benefit from IBM Cloud’s automated deployment system, auto-scaling capabilities, and access to over 170 platform services, providing flexibility to create and modify specific resources based on customer requirements.

Leaning into the IBM Ecosystem for growth

Through IBM Partner Plus, Ubotica is accessing IBM technology, business and developer expertise, and co-creation support. As a new member of Partner Plus, Ubotica has utilized IBM’s market demand engine, go-to-market collateral, and IBM Cloud credits provided through the IBM New Partner Accelerator to develop its customer space AI model deployment process.

The companies are currently collaborating to develop an enterprise AI model management system integrated into industry standard source control resources. The system will target Ubotica’s emulator and hardware technologies, providing automation and observability to streamline the end-to-end delivery of AI models to in-orbit assets. The solution will be compatible with multi and hybrid cloud deployments, minimizing reconfiguration.

This approach positions Ubotica and IBM to help mutual customers quickly deploy AI models for space applications.

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