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26 Jul 22. Viasat Selected by European Space Agency to Conduct Multi-Layered SATCOM Study. Viasat UK Ltd., a subsidiary of global communications company Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), today announced it was selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct a multi-layered Satellite Communication (SATCOM) study focused on evaluating the use cases, market segments and technical aspects of these future systems, which will be comprised of networks that span multiple orbital types including Geostationary Equatorial Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), Low Earth Orbit (LEO), High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS) and others, as well as include various frequency bands, satellite operators and network designs.
Multi-layered, hybrid networks are increasingly being explored as an enabler of enhanced communications agility and performance, as well as a provider of critical resilience to protect against potential disruptions or attacks. This new research, which will be conducted over the next year, will look to answer some fundamental questions around the future implementation and use of multi-layered networks. This includes examining the current technology trends and assessing different markets that would most benefit from multi-layered SATCOM system applications. Additionally, the research will analyse existing layered SATCOM networks to evaluate the approach, benefits and limitations for those market segment applications.
The study will explore a system design that supports the full range of both current and future satellite service types, increased spectral efficiency, and interoperability. It will involve several tasks to assess the current market and technologies, develop system requirements and trade-off exercises, modelling and simulation, further analyses and provision of a future roadmap.
“We are excited to collaborate with ESA on this research project to further the collective understanding of multi-layered networks and how they can increase capability, resilience, and performance for end-users across commercial and government,” said John Reeves, managing director of Viasat UK. “As a SATCOM provider serving multiple markets, we see tremendous potential in using multi-layered space networks for different sectors and mission use cases. Our work with ESA will consider all different types of orbital satellites, networks and frequency bands and ultimately provide recommendations to guide the formation, technical needs and use of these future multi-layered networks.”
This research program is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2023 and could offer UK, European and allied nations important guidance on a pathway toward developing and harnessing the potential of resilient multi-layered SATCOM capabilities.
29 Jul 22. NSW space entrepreneurs to get better access to India.
Australian entrepreneurs will soon have easier access to India’s space sector after the National Space Industry Hub announced a landmark partnership with a Bangalore tech incubator.
The deal with mach33.aero will offer “tangible support” for local businesses wanting to tap into a recent Federal Government $25 million fund, alongside access to workspace and mentoring programs.
NSW Trade Minister Stuart Ayres travelled to Bangalore to formally launch the agreement on Friday.
“This new partnership between our National Space Industry Hub operator Cicada Innovations and mach33.aero will play an important role in driving the commercialisation of space programs and help develop our vision to support a connected and collaborative space sector,” he said.
The deal is being spearheaded by the Space Industry Hub’s operator Cicada Innovations, itself a deep space incubator.
Its chief executive, Sally-Ann Williams, said, “Given the nascent stage of the commercial space sector, space companies must develop strong international relationships – and this is a great example of supporting that.
“It also creates a unique opportunity to harness the skills and capabilities of both nations to mutually benefit our emerging space economies.”
It comes after the Australian Space Agency, and the Indian Space Research Organisation held talks discussing the establishment of satellite tracking ground stations within Australia to monitor India’s IRNSS navigation satellites. These talks also followed the announcement that Australia would support India’s first manned spaceflight, Gaganyaan, with tracking of the mission in 2023.
The cementing of the partnership comes at a convenient time, with India’s major space event, the Bengaluru Space Expo, set to run from September 5 to 7. Australia has been designated a country partner at the Expo, with the Head of the Australian Space Agency, Enrico Palermo, set to lead a full in-person delegation at the Expo.
Palermo will be joined by several Australian businesses and a number of delegates supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Space Connect reported in February on the opening of the National Space Industry Hub.
Early tenants include the Space Industry Association, the NSW Node of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre and space mapping platform LeoLabs.
(Source: Space Connect)
27 Jul 22. Thales Alenia Space and MIPRONS Team Up to Develop a Water-powered Satellite Propulsion System.
- An innovative new space initiative to serve sustainable and green use of space
Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has signed an agreement with Italian startup MIPRONS to develop of a highly innovative propulsion system for satellites, using water as a fuel!
Based on MIPRONS’ proprietary technology, with the Italian patent being extended to 49 other countries, this miniaturized, high-thrust thruster will use a very green, cost-effective propellant – water! An electrolysis process breaks down the water into hydrogen and oxygen, which are fed into the combustion chamber. Only loading water, the system would allow for faster maneuver times such as orbit-raising, de-orbiting and collision avoidance. Because the system is both compact and scalable, it can be used on all size satellites, from small to large.
The innovative MIPRONS concept also calls on 3D printing for a number of components.
Purposed-designed for Thales Alenia Space’s satellites, this powerful and high-efficiency thruster will feature reduced weight and volume. Thales Alenia Space will guide thruster development to achieve a reliable, high-performance propulsion solution for small and medium satellites. Thales Alenia Space in Italy will support the environmental testing of the engineering model.
We are very proud to team up with MIPRONS, which is gaining increasing international recognition, since our collaboration could well change the paradigm for space missions, said Massimo Claudio Comparini, CEO of Thales Alenia Space in Italy.
This agreement confirms Thales Alenia Space’s strategy to play a pivotal role in new space initiatives, reflected in synergies generated with exciting new startups that catalyze the entire space ecosystem. We are always willing to tackle new challenges that emphasize the growing strategic importance of the space sector.
I am extremely proud of our agreement with Thales Alenia Space, added Angelo Minotti, CEO and founder of MIPRONS.
It’s truly a privilege to earn the trust of one of the world’s largest space companies. Our project, although still in its early stages , clearly has the potential to define a new paradigm in space, and we will do everything we can to have the system up and running as soon as possible. (Source: ASD Network)
27 Jul 22. Hanwha Systems develops ‘hyperconnectivity’ solution. Hanwha Systems is developing a 5G-based tactical communications system incorporating the OneWeb low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications (satcom) system. It will include the new satcom antenna technology from Hanwha Phasor and a smartphone-based integrated versatile terminal (IVT).
Kevin Kim, vice-president for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I), Hanwha systems, told Janes at 2022 Farnborough International Air Show (FIA) that the objective of the development programme is to provide “hyperconnectivity for multidomain operations”. He explained that the new system uses 5G for terrestrial communications because it offers low latency, high capacity, and high connectivity, particularly for unmanned systems and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors. (Source: Janes)
26 Jul 22. Hanwha to work with OneWeb to enter military satellite market. Hanwha Defense Australia and its sister company Hanwha Systems Corporation have agreed to work with Starlink rival OneWeb to enter the Australian military satellite market.
The trio signed an MoU at the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK, which will see them combine the latter’s satellite internet services with a new Hanwha antenna currently under development.
OneWeb is currently scaling up its constellation to keep pace with Elon Musk’s own offering, with 428 satellites already deployed.
Hanwha Defense Australia’s managing director Richard Cho said, “We are happy to be working with our sister company HSC and with OneWeb to explore opportunities to expand our Australian footprint into the space domain. This is an important growth area for us.”
In particular, it’s hoped the MoU will identify how the companies can combine their core capabilities to achieve the competitiveness required for Australian Military Satellite Tactical Internet Program participation.
As outlined in a release from Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA), the companies have identified the individual offerings they plan to leverage:
- Hanwha Systems Corporation’s (HSC) vehicle-type satellite communication terminal solutions and system integration;
- HDA’s K9 self-propelled howitzer and Redback armoured vehicle platforms and local marketing activities in Australia based on the ground knowledge of the customer; and
- OneWeb’s LEO satellite connectivity services.
According to the company, the parties are looking to develop a satellite internet solution by integrating OneWeb’s high-speed, low latency, low-Earth orbit satellite connectivity services with HSC’s satellite communications antenna, which is currently under development.
The MoU follows significant advances in communications capabilities by HSC and HDA.
HSC has also invested significantly in developing the industry, including a $300m investment in OneWeb in August 2021.
In 2020, HSC also invested $30m in Kymeta, an electronically steered antennas company, with an additional $11m investment in March, forming a strategic partnership between both companies.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Hanwha to utilise our satellite connectivity solutions in the Australian defence market. We know firsthand how Hanwha’s high-quality technological thinking and development complements the capabilities of OneWeb’s LEO network, ensuring customers worldwide benefit from improved connectivity,” Neil Masterson, chief executive officer of OneWeb, said.
According to Songchul Eoh, chief executive officer of Hanwha Systems, the collaboration is expected to broaden the technological capabilities of the partners.
“We have high hopes on this MoU, which will give us greater opportunities to bring tangible outcomes together, already having made significant investments in this technology area,” Eoh said.
“Going forward, we will cooperate with various companies with competitive technologies, at home and abroad, in order to strength our position in the global market, particularly to approach such countries as Saudi Arabia and Poland, who require satellite internet.” (Source: Space Connect)
26 Jul 22. L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) will provide a critical communications radio to Axiom Space for its planned commercial space station. The S-band radio will mirror the functionality that exists on the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA’s Common Communications for Visiting Vehicles. The L3Harris C/TT 520 S-band radio will serve as the common data link between Axiom’s space station called Axiom Station as well as it’s docking vehicles, enabling audio, video and telemetry data at varying data rates and communications ranges. L3Harris’ radios have performed this role on the ISS for visiting vehicles during all phases of rendezvous, docking and mated operations since 2018.
“Our tremendous record of flawless communication transmissions in the harshest environments is a testament of the dedication to our customers and their mission and makes the C/TT 520 the perfect choice for Axiom Station,” said Kristin Houston, President, Electro Optical, L3Harris. Axiom Station is currently being constructed, with its first section planned for launch in late 2024 ahead of the ISS decommissioning in 2031. Numerous NASA programs have relied on L3Harris’ expertise and technology – from early spacecraft through the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, ISS and previous Mars missions. L3Harris has supported deep space exploration with work on the Hubble Space Telescope, and now the James Webb and Nancy Grace Roman space telescopes. In addition, the company supports space-based weather forecasting on U.S. and international satellites and has navigation technology on every U.S. GPS satellite.
26 Jul 22. Why Isn’t Russia jamming GPS harder in Ukraine? Russian forces have been regularly jamming signals from the U.S. Global Positioning System as part of its war on Ukraine. These signals underly many aspects of modern warfare from navigating surveillance drones and targeting missiles to enabling mobile radios. The importance of GPS as a military tool was underscored by Kremlin media in November as troops were massing along the Ukraine border. After Russia demonstrated it could destroy a satellite in space, a television commentator known to be an unofficial mouthpiece of President Vladimir Putin said the nation could “blind NATO” by shooting down all GPS satellites. Despite this, Russian interference with GPS in Ukraine has not been nearly as aggressive as many observers had expected. Experts within the GPS/positioning, navigation, and timing communities have proposed a number of possible reasons for this. Here are the most prevalent, all of which are based entirely on publicly available information:
Russia’s electronic warfare capability isn’t as good as had been thought. Russian forces have a fearsome reputation when it comes to electronic warfare. And they go out of their way to reinforce this. At one point the state-owned news agency Sputnik proclaimed Russian EW capabilities “render aircraft carriers useless.”
The popular wisdom is that they have developed and maintained this capability as a response to superior technology used by western forces. Electronic warfare can be an inexpensive way to level the playing field.
Since Russian forces’ have been surprisingly less capable than expected in other aspects of the Ukraine conflict, some think this may be true with their ability to interfere with GPS.
Most observers discount this suggestion, though.
They point out that Russian forces regularly jam GPS signals in northern Norway from locations far across the border. And that in some cases this jamming has been so precise, signals in a nearby frequency band from Russia’s GLONASS satnav system have been unaffected.
Also, that Russia clearly demonstrates impressive abilities to spoof GPS over wide areas. Users in downtown Moscow often find their equipment falsely reporting they are the airport. The same is true in many coastal areas, the Black Sea, and other locations where senior government officials are to be found.
A 2016 Moscow Times headline read “The Kremlin eats GPS for Breakfast.” The general consensus in the community is that there has been a lot of evidence to support that claim.
The question is then, why is the Kremlin only nibbling at GPS in Ukraine?
Russian forces use/need GPS. Proponents of this idea point to downed Russian fighter jets found to have GPS receivers taped to their dashboards.
Signals from Russia’s GLONASS satnav system and terrestrial Chayka electronic navigation system are both available for use in Ukraine. Yet it seems likely there not enough compatible receivers for these systems to equip all Russian forces. As the world’s first global navigation satellite system, GPS receivers have become both plentiful and inexpensive. Cheap GPS receivers and some duct tape seems like an interim solution for some poorly equipped Russians.
Also, GPS signals support a wide variety of infrastructure. Telecommunications, internet, electrical grids, machine control systems, all rely on GPS for timing. Russian forces may wish to protect Ukraine’s infrastructure for their own benefit and use. Prolonged and widespread attacks on GPS signals could cause serious infrastructure problems with long term strategic downsides greater than could be offset by any temporary tactical gains.
High power, persistent GPS jammers are easily targeted. Any strong and consistent radio frequency transmission can be easily located and attacked. Many militaries have missiles especially designed to home in on and destroy jamming transmitters. Even without such weapons, direction finding can pinpoint a transmitter enabling an artillery attack, air, or ground assault. Russian commanders may be limiting transmission power and time on air to avoid attracting hostile fire.
Ukraine less impacted. While Ukraine is getting and using more and more western weapons, many of which use GPS, it also has huge stockpiles of Soviet-era weapons. These don’t rely on GPS and are likely unaffected by most, if not all, forms of electronic warfare. Also, Ukrainian regular and irregular forces are likely less reliant upon sophisticated command, control, and communications systems used by larger militaries. Thus, GPS jamming that could hamper normal operations for the U.S. and NATO, may have less impact in Ukraine.
20 Jul 22. Curtiss-Wright Congratulates AVIO and the European Space Agency on the Successful Inaugural Launch of the Vega-C Launcher. Curtiss-Wright provides the telemetry data system used on the Vega-C Launcher. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of flight test instrumentation solutions engineered to succeed, today congratulated Italy’s AVIO S.p.A., the prime contractor for the Vega-C launcher, and the European Space Agency (ESA) on the successful first launch of the Vega-C. Curtiss-Wright provides a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) telemetry data subsystem for the new launcher. Vega-C is designed to deliver government, commercial, and science payloads weighing up to 2,200 kg to Sun-synchronous Earth orbit. As this market is especially cost-sensitive, ESA’s goal is for the Vega-C launcher to serve as a next-generation launch vehicle that is able to support the same or greater mission objectives as the original Vega but at a reduced cost. Curtiss-Wright’s cost-effective COTS electronics systems approach supports this challenging performance/cost target.
“We extend our sincerest congratulations to AVIO and the European Space Agency on the successful launch of the Vega-C,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “We are very proud to support this important program with our cost-effective Space COTS products. Our unique Smart Backplane technology enables radiation-tolerant electronics to be used in many applications across many market sectors, allowing lower-cost COTS modules to be reliably used in harsh space environments.”
Curtiss-Wright provides AVIO with a full telemetry subsystem used on the Vega-C launcher, including data acquisition, data handling, and RF transmission.
25 Jul 22. DoD sees LEO, MEO satellites as future of US missile defence. Senior policy decision makers at the US Department of Defense (DoD) and US Space Force (USSF) are seeking to transition the US missile defence apparatus away from geosynchronous (GEO) satellite constellations, in favour of those that operate at low Earth Orbit (LEO) and mid Earth orbit (MEO), a top Pentagon official said.
“As the future progresses … the department should move away from these larger satellites in the highly elliptical orbits and the satellites at geosynchronous, and in the future go to a proliferated [tracking] layer at low Earth orbit (LEO) and mid Earth orbit (MEO),” Derek Tournear, head of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency (SDA), said during an 18 July briefing at the Pentagon. (Source: Janes)
22 Jul 22. HawkEye 360 Opens New Satellite Manufacturing Facility. HawkEye 360 Inc., the world’s leading commercial provider of space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, announced today the grand opening of its Advanced Technology and Development Center in Herndon, Virginia. The 19,000 square-foot data processing, software development, and satellite manufacturing facility continues HawkEye 360’s investment in Fairfax County to support U.S. government and allied government needs.
The facility enables HawkEye 360 to have end-to-end responsibility to manufacture its commercial RF-sensing satellites for gathering geospatial intelligence. Full control of the development chain from space to ground will streamline integration, accelerate the introduction of new capabilities, and provide stronger security to satisfy the rigorous requirements for serving defense and intelligence customers.
“Our new Advanced Technology and Development Center provides our growing team of brilliant staff a dedicated facility in which they can thrive, centralizing all our data engineering and satellite manufacturing in-house,” said HawkEye 360 CEO John Serafini. “This gives us more flexibility to adapt and innovate our commercial RF GEOINT technology. Our customers will benefit through our discoveries, as we place more sophisticated RF-sensing satellites into orbit and build algorithms that extract value from this important data. We are proud to be investing in the local economy with these high-paying, mission focused jobs that make a global impact.”
HawkEye 360’s new facility will house up to 70 employees and host constellation operations, data processing, software development, payload development, and satellite assembly. The company has built a customized clean room and electronics lab for advanced RF technology and smallsat manufacturing. This investment boosts HawkEye 360’s commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia as it continues to seek and hire advanced manufacturing, space systems, data engineering, RF engineering, software engineering, and electronics engineering employees.
HawkEye 360 is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility July 22 at 10:00 AM with expected government attendees including Representative Jennifer Wexton, Representative Don Beyer, District Director Marlon Dubuisson from Representative Gerry Connolly’s office, Virginia Assistant Secretary of Transportation Duncan McGaan, Virginia State Delegate Irene Shin, Herndon Mayor Sheila Olem, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay, Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, and other distinguished guests.
HawkEye 360 anticipates launching a sixth cluster of three satellites before the end of the year, which will bring its total constellation to 18 satellites to support timely defense, humanitarian, environmental, and commercial applications. (Source: PR Newswire)
21 Jul 22. Space Alliance brings new firepower to the UK’s national space strategy with Leonardo and Thales partnership.
The partnership’s UK-based technology, research and apprenticeships will help return astronauts to the Moon, ramp up the UK’s space-based intelligence gathering capabilities and turn the latest satellite technology towards the fight against climate change.
During a launch event at the Farnborough International Airshow, the Space Alliance has unveiled plans to boost the UK’s £16.5Bn space sector with the full backing of defense and security giants Leonardo and Thales, both of which have major UK-based operations.
The Space Alliance is a global partnership between Leonardo and Thales which brings together leading space technology companies Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space, which collectively employ over 11,000 people worldwide. In response to the publication of the UK’s National Space Strategy and Defense Space Strategy, the Space Alliance is moving to invest in and focus on growth in the UK, backed by parent companies Leonardo and Thales.
The Space Alliance in the UK is a strong industry team that can draw also on the technologies and resources of Leonardo UK and Thales UK, both well established as national champions in their respective fields. Together, Leonardo and Thales spend £1.3bn annually with over 4,000 companies in the UK and invest more than £250m every year in UK-based research and development. The team employs 14,000 people across 25 sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Space technology and expertise at these sites is already being used to protect and defend military assets and critical national infrastructure. Meanwhile, the collection of data from cutting-edge sensors in orbit is increasingly being utilized for vital decision-making. The complementary capabilities of Thales Alenia Space in satellite systems and Telespazio in the services associated with them provides the Space Alliance with all the necessary expertise to respond effectively to market needs.
In addition to bringing its existing onshore capabilities to bear in support of the National Space Strategy and Defense Space Strategy, the Alliance also plans to develop new skills and knowledge in the UK, drawing on its 60 years of involvement in major European space programs. These have included the delivery of Galileo navigation services, military satellite communications programs and the production and operation of the Copernicus Earth observation satellites.
Ian Annett, Deputy CEO of the UK Space Agency, said, “The UK has a thriving space sector, employing 47,000 people and generating an annual income of £16.5bn. We are committed to growing this further by capitalizing on the UK’s strengths, such as our leading small satellite industry, becoming the first country in Europe to offer launch capabilities and leading the way in space sustainability.
“We continue to work closely with partners from industry, with academia and across government to catalyze further investment, deliver new missions and capabilities, and champion space for the good of humanity. The Space Alliance will benefit from Thales and Leonardo’s strong track records of investing in the UK and renowned expertise, providing a further boost to the UK’s national space ambitions.”
A key part of the Space Alliance’s roadmap is to create a new generation of Space Apprenticeships, as projects such as NASA’s Artemis Moon Mission inspire a nationwide interest in space last seen around the original Moon landing in the 1960s. As part of an international team that includes several British companies, the Space Alliance is already working to create communications and navigation services on the Moon as part of the European Space Agency’s Moonlight project. Moonlight’s aim is to support the commercial and government missions that, in the second half of the decade, will explore the Moon and help develop a lunar economy. By offering such interesting, meaningful work and a route to highly skilled, well-paid jobs, the Space Alliance in UK will help pave the way to British leadership in space engineering.
Chair and CEO of Leonardo UK Norman Bone said, “The UK has a vibrant space industry with Leonardo, Thales and the Space Alliance already playing an active role. In the national space strategy, we see real potential to unlock further growth. This is a great sector for our young scientists and engineers to contribute to something truly meaningful and, by inspiring the next generation and providing great opportunities for fulfilling work, we can build an innovative and attractive space economy in the UK. Leonardo and Thales both offer outstanding early careers opportunities and we’re keen to expand these programmes via our space sector companies.”
CEO of Thales UK Alex Cresswell said, “Research and innovation are at the heart of both the defense and security sector and the space sector. Thales and Leonardo are both major inward investors in the UK and have developed a number of unique onshore capabilities with direct read across to the space sector. Our ongoing research into technologies such as AI and digital twins will be available for exploitation by the Space Alliance In the UK in support of the National Space Strategy, which itself brings together civil and defence policy for the first time, and the Defense Space Strategy.”
CEO of Telespazio UK Mark Hewer said, “Our group can bring to bear so much knowledge and investment into the UK, whether leveraging on our delivery of global satellite communications, operating major international earth observation missions and exploiting the power of big data on security and climate issues, to delivering actionable intelligence and domain awareness to commercial and military customers. As we look to advance the UK’s space capabilities, companies like Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space will be able to combine UK onshore research and engineering with international collaboration to help realize the UK’s vision of becoming a leading space nation.”
CEO of Thales Alenia Space in the UK Andrew Stanniland said, “We depend on space for our prosperity and security, so it’s no wonder that The UK space sector is growing faster than the rest of the UK economy. With the backing of our multinational parent companies, the Space Alliance will be able to act as a catalyst for this growth. Our plan will see us develop valuable intellectual property in the UK and draw on the best of our European heritage to strengthen our onshore expertise. It’s a really exciting time to be part of the sector.” (Source: Satnews)
21 Jul 22. Sidus Space expands relationship and deliverables to Teledyne Technologies. The three-month period marks the strongest revenue quarter between the parties since their partnership began four years ago.
Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on mission critical hardware manufacturing; multi-disciplinary engineering services; satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations; and in-orbit support, is expanding its relationship with Teledyne Marine, a part of Teledyne Technologies, Inc. following a noteworthy Q2 2022. The three-month period marks the strongest revenue quarter between the parties since their partnership began four years ago.
Sidus Space signed its first two-year master supply agreement (MSA) with Teledyne Marine in July 2019, followed by a two-year product pricing agreement (PPA) in September 2021. Teledyne provides enabling technologies to sense, transmit and analyze information for industrial growth markets. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, energy, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.
“We’ve been fortunate to build components for Teledyne Marine since 2019, and we’re excited to see our relationship grow and prosper,” said Sidus Space CEO and Founder, Carol Craig. “Teledyne Marine’s increased trust in Sidus is a testament to the quality of products we develop and the value we provide to our partners. We look forward to working together in the years to come.”
As part of the increasing scope of work and revenue with Teledyne Marine, Sidus Space will now manufacture components for Teledyne Marine’s Massachusetts facility and will continue supplying components to Teledyne Marine’s facilities in Texas and Florida.
Sidus Space has been on an upward trajectory over the past few months, taking significant strides to plant its flag among the international space community elite. In December 2021, Sidus listed its Class A common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market via an IPO, making Craig the first female owner-founder of a publicly traded space company serving government and commercial space industries. (Source: Satnews)
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