South Australian artificial intelligence company AICRAFT has successfully launched its edge computing module, Pulsar, into orbit.

The device launched on 10 February on board the JANUS-1 satellite mission of Antaris Space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

Pulsar will perform ultra-fast processing of space data using artificial intelligence at a low power consumption rate.

AICRAFT reported the device has demonstrated the ability to classify 1,250 images of Earth Observation data in just 10 seconds, compared to the approximately 10 minutes it takes current market solutions.

CEO of AICRAFT Dr Tony Scoleri said preparing for the launch was a phenomenal journey for the company.

“The JANUS-1 mission gave us the focus to build an advanced and space-grade AI technology in a very short time (9 months) and provided a springboard for AICRAFT to enter the space ecosystem,” said Dr Scoleri.

“This is an exciting flight for us, and we are already in conversations with potential customers for our next mission.”

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