Thales Alenia Space and AIKO team up

Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), and the start-up AIKO S.r.l. have signed MoU to jointly develop advanced software for space systems.

The partnership will primarily study the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to enhance the autonomous operation of satellites and space infrastructures, working in conjunction with the companies’ research and engineering teams.

With the data generated by space systems increasing exponentially and space missions becoming more and more complex, advanced software solutions that can maximise the chances of mission success have become fundamental. AI technologies can address these needs, providing scalability and robustness in the harsh space environment.