Capitol Momentum - Jan 2023

Sidus Space bags NASA ML2 cable assembly contract

Cable/wire harness fabrication. Credit: Sidus Space

Edinburgh, 4 January 2023. – Commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection company, Sidus Space, has been selected by engineering, procurement, construction and project management company, Bechtel Corporation, to manufacture cables for the NASA Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) project, Sidus said.

Sidus has previously been awarded a contract to produce custom cables and unique electronics cabinets. These are in support of the launch control subsystem and ground special power subsystems.

ML2 is the ground platform structure that will launch Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B and Block 2 to the moon. The technology will enable NASA to send astronauts and heavy cargo to the lunar surface during the Artemis program. ML2 will serve as the primary interface between the ground launch control system and the SLS rocket aas well as the Orion spacecraft flight hardware.

Sidus has a 10-year experience in space and defense hardware manufacturing. It holds an AS9100 Aerospace Certification, an International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), and has 10+ issued and pending patents. The company’s mission is to increase the viability of low-cost access to space by enabling the rapid and affordable deployment of disruptive applications and technologies.

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