Ibadan, 31 January 2024. – Sidus Space, a multi-faceted Space and Data-as-a-Service company has announced the successful completion of the launch processing of LizzieSat at the Astrotech Space Operations facility at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The Company has consequently turned over LizzieSat to SpaceX with the payload ready for launch on the Transporter-10 mission, which is tentatively no earlier than March 2024.
The Sidus team executed the final steps in the launch processing of LizzieSatTM. They also mated the satellite to the separation system and the launch vehicle adapter, allowing for mounting to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
Sidus Fully integrated its Sidus FeatherEdge AI platform into the satellite. The platform allows for advanced onboard system processing from space-based data sensors. Following the launch, Sidus expects to continue to expand both military and commercial customer bases to provide customized intelligence for multiple industries, including defense, agriculture, maritime, and oil and gas.
Commenting on the significance of this milestone, Carol Craig, CEO and Founder of Sidus Space, said, “LizzieSat’s distinctive multi-sensor data collection platform represents a paradigm shift, offering tangible impacts across multiple industries through the utilization of cutting-edge on-orbit satellite technology.” The CEO also added, “This innovative approach consolidates various data sources into a single on-orbit asset, showcasing the transformative power of advanced space technology in revolutionizing how industries access and utilize crucial information.”
Sidus Space continues to actively expand the LizzieSatTM constellation, with additional satellites already in production for launches in 2024 and beyond. As a result, the ongoing effort underscores the Company’s commitment to advancing space exploration and delivering cutting-edge solutions in satellite technology.