Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIDU) has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of LizzieSat’s integrated system architecture which includes the LizzieSat bus with hosted payloads and sensors, the Sidus Mission Control Center (MCC) as well as the launch systems that are required for mission success. As a result of the successful CDR, Sidus Space was formally approved to:
- Complete final build and initiate environmental test campaign for LizzieSat’s first generation satellites which will support LizzieSat missions in 2023 and 2024
- Integrate approved hosted payloads and sensors into those satellites
- Execute mission operations from the Sidus MCC in Merritt Island, Florida
The successful CDR is a significant milestone for in the development of LizzieSat. With the flight design complete, Sidus Space will manufacture, assemble, integrate and test leading up to the manifested 2023 launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9.
LizzieSat-1, the maiden flight of the multi-mission satellite constellation, is expected to launch in 2023 into a mid-inclination LEO from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Mission data is supplied to clients and consumers focused on climate change, maritime shipping industry activities, and other commercially relevant interests.
Sidus Space conducted the review in accordance with NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) 7123.1 Rev C. The team selected the NASA NPR to instill process rigor and product fidelity assurance.
“Following NASA level processes gives us a high degree of confidence that our design decisions will result in the best possible mission success outcome for our satellites,” said Jamie Adams, Sidus Space Chief Technology Officer.