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Sierra Space Launches Sierra Space Axelerator Incubator

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Dream Chaser spaceplane. Credit: Sierra Space

Ibadan, 15 March 2024. – Sierra Space has announced the launch of Sierra Space Axelerator™, an innovation-at-speed incubator that aims to fast-track the development of revolutionary defense technologies and mission solutions. Axelerator consequently hopes to redefine industry standards by delivering cutting-edge products with unprecedented efficiency.

The first product from the incubator is the Sierra Space Ghost, a space delivery system engineered to safely return objects from space – and through space – directly to precise locations on Earth. Ghost, a low beta reentry vehicle utilizing deployable decelerator technology, represents a significant leap forward for the Company, promising to enhance the sustainability and safety of space. Ghost will be able to deliver payloads anywhere in the world in 90 minutes or less, enabling a highly responsive space-based system without the need for a fixed infrastructure.

In the same vein, the Company is unveiling Spectre, a satellite for precision rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO). Spectre can perform complex tasks in the challenging environment of space with accuracy and flexibility. With its tentative launch in late 2025, the product is looking to set new benchmarks for satellite technology. The Company also announced the Sierra Black OS, an advanced AI-enabled operating system that will have the ability to operate across space, air and ground systems seamlessly.

Speaking on the incubator program, Sierra CEO Tom Vice said, “With Axelerator, Sierra Space is not just imagining the future. We are actively building it. Our new products – Ghost, Spectre and Sierra Black OS – are a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and driving innovation at the speed of thought.” The CEO also added, “We are proud to contribute to the defense sector with technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.”

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