This additional agreement further extends the Company’s relationship with SpaceX, selected in part due to their successful and reliable launch capabilities. Sidus Space expects the maiden flight of LizzieSat on SpaceX Transporter-9 later this year. Along with launching in 2023, the new agreement adds two additional flights in 2024 and two flights scheduled for launch in 2025, each of which are on upcoming Transporter missions.
Once launched, each LizzieSat mission is expected to be on-orbit for four to five years. This timeline provides sufficient time on orbit to meet customer needs and to advance future technologies.
“We are thrilled to have signed multi-year agreements with SpaceX, establishing a regular launch cadence for Sidus and our customers,” said Founder and CEO, Carol Craig. “With an expected nine LizzieSats in orbit via SpaceX launches through early 2025, we can accommodate multiple missions, offering a variety of flight opportunities to customers. This provides our customers multiple manifest options to meet their mission objectives while expanding our space data and imagery platform as part our mission of “Bringing Space Down to Earth.”