Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on hardware manufacturing; signed a multi-launch agreement with SpaceX. On September 7, the company announced they booked Falcon 9 rocket flights for five missions that will be launched starting in early 2023.
Sidus Space's multi-launch deal is to build its LizzieSatTM satellite constellation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The satellites are designed to host a variety of payloads for Sidus' customers. And are manufactured by Sidus with 3D printing technology. LizzieSatTM are lightweight and equipped with an attitude controls system and propulsion that controls the satellite in orbit. The satellites also have collision avoidance capability.
The satellites will be launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 into different orbital parameters with inclination between 28° to 98° to the equator and an altitude of 300-650 kilometers. The satellite constellation was approved for deployment by the International Telecommunication Union in February 2021.
“We are excited to partner with SpaceX for safe, reliable launch services for multiple LizzieSatTM satellite deployments into diverse orbits that meet our customer’s needs," said Sidus Space Founder and CEO Carol Craig. "We look forward to continuing our journey of ‘Bringing Space Down to Earth’ for a variety of customers, industries, and new use cases. Our agreements with SpaceX and other launch partners will allow us to develop a consistent launch cadence for Sidus Space moving forward. Participation in these SpaceX launches will enable Sidus to meet the robust demand for our services," they stated in a press release.
Featured Image: Digital depiction of a LizzieSat satellite. Source: Sidus Space