Sidus Space Awarded Contract to Deploy Edge Computing Technology for Exo-Space
Exo-Space selects Sidus Space as Integration and Deployment partner to Demonstrate Artificial Intelligence Software Technology
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIDU), a Space-as-a-Service company focused on mission critical hardware manufacturing combined with commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection, recently signed a Satellite Deployment contract with Exo-Space for integration and launch of its artificial intelligence software technology on Earth Observation satellites. Sidus Space will integrate Exo-Space’s payload into its hybrid 3D printed satellite, LizzieSat TM with expected deployment in 2023.
This technology implementation will provide near-real-time intelligence derived from Earth Observation data while onboard the satellite, enabling both commercial, government, and NGO customers to take more effective action in time-sensitive operations. This first launch will be a pilot mission, paving the way for the deployment of additional units on subsequent launches. Planned for these subsequent launches are a broader array of sensor resources, increased computing capacity, and improved communications and networking. With the proper sensor complement, communication systems, cloud environment and adequate presence and placement of satellite constellation resources, this technology can provide persistent monitoring for notification of events anywhere on Earth in less than 60 seconds.
“As a leading provider of Space-as-a-Service solutions, we are excited to be selected as Exo-Space’s deployment partner to provide proof-of-concept for its important technology,” said Carol Craig, Sidus Founder and CEO. “As part of our mission of “Bringing Space Down to Earth’, we seek to enable customers to prove new technologies that will collaboratively advance the space ecosystem and this agreement with Exo-Space is perfectly aligned with our mission.”
"This launch begins the implementation of an intelligence service unlike any currently available. The ability to maintain sub-minute awareness of activity anywhere on Earth or in space will revolutionize both commercial and government operations. Additionally, our intelligent tasking platform will enable accessibility of this information to a much broader audience,” said Jeremy Allam, CEO & Co-founder, Exo-Space. “The shared vision between our companies provides a path to pair our computing technology with Sidus’ spacecraft resources, enabling the delivery of intelligence that will help to effectively address a number of existing global crises, as well as those that present themselves in the future."
About Sidus Space
Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU), located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, operates from a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing facility focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection. The company’s rich heritage includes the design and manufacture of many flight and ground component parts and systems for various space-related customers and programs. Sidus Space has a broad range of Space-As-a-Service offerings including space-rated hardware manufacturing, design engineering, satellite manufacturing and platform development, launch and support services, data analytics services and satellite constellation management.
Sidus Space has a mission of Bringing Space Down to Earth™ and a vision of enabling space flight heritage status for new technologies while delivering data and predictive analytics to domestic and global customers. Any corporation, industry, or vertical can start their journey off-planet with Sidus Space’s rapidly scalable, low-cost satellite services, space-based solutions, and testing alternatives. More than just a “Satellite-as-a-Service” provider, Sidus Space is a trusted Mission Partner–from concept to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. Sidus is ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Rev. D certified, and ITAR registered.
Exo-Space, located in Los Angeles, California, develops high performance data processing devices, and intelligent middleware to enable implementation of computationally intensive data processing applications, particularly those with a basis in artificial intelligence and machine learning, onboard spacecraft. Operating in an emerging market servicing customers that require ultra-low-latency space analytics, Exo-Space has developed and thoroughly tested a unique platform that creates mission flexibility and high-performance computing for its host spacecraft.
Exo-Space's technology provides benefits to both satellite operators, adding a layer of intelligence to their operations, as well as Earth-based entities, providing insights on Earth Observation data collected with sub-minute latency. Exo-Space's technology is built to operate anywhere that data is generated, from Low Earth Orbit, to the moon, to Mars and beyond.
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Released October 12, 2022