SpaceX to handle five launches for Sidus Space

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Sidus Space has contracted SpaceX for five launches. The first launch is scheduled for next year and will help its satellite-as-a-service business, according to a press release by the Florida-based company.

SpaceX has secured five more crew launch contracts from NASA.

Sidus is producing LizzieSat, a satellite meant for low earth orbit. LizzieSat satellites, which are 3D-printed, fly custom payloads designed to maximize customers’ return on investment. Sidus has designed and manufactured many flight and ground component parts systems for multiple space-related customers and programs.

NASA and Mission Helios are among clients of Sidus. The contract with SpaceX will support the payloads Sidus is handling for the two organizations.

Carol Craig, founder, and CEO of Sidus, is excited to work with SpaceX. She said, “We are excited to partner with SpaceX for safe, reliable launch services for multiple LizzieSat(TM) satellite deployments into diverse orbits that meet our customer’s needs. 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.”

Meanwhile, SpaceX has completed 40 launches using its Falcon 9 rocket in 2022.