Cape Canaveral, United States – Sidus Space, Inc., a space and defense-as-a-service satellite company, announced that Exo-Space has delivered its hardware for integration and testing in preparation for launch aboard LizzieSat.
As previously announced, Sidus Space will integrate Exo-Space’s FeatherEdge Data Processing platform into its hybrid 3D printed satellite, LizzieSat. Through collaboration on data processing and storage technology in space, on-orbit testing of the device in a space environment will provide proof-of-concept data, increase the product’s overall technology readiness level (TRLs), and establish integration processes for future collaborative missions.
“Sidus Space is excited about reaching this important milestone of delivery of the flight unit by Exo-Space as we continue our final integration and test campaign towards our upcoming launch,” says Jamie Adams, Sidus’ chief technology officer. “The inclusion of compute-at-the-edge technology for space systems providing greater speed and precision of data to end users is a key discriminator in the market,” Jamie notes. “Our ability to provide payload customers a rapid and affordable method to achieve space rating in a demonstrated relevant environment combined with earth observation data is the centerpiece of our Space-as-a-Service model,” Jamie adds.
Exo-Space is an edge computing “hardware + software” company compared to most other edge computing companies that are solely software focused. Exo-Space provides a platform where other software-based edge computing companies can deploy algorithms that create derivative products such as ultra-low latency insights for their customers. This platform consists of an AI accelerated processing unit, hardware-and-software based radiation protections, and an integrated thermal management system, providing computing environments available in space to date.
“The delivery of the FeatherEdge flight hardware to Sidus’ facility in Florida marks a huge milestone for this mission. Sidus has taken the complexity out of integration and schedule management and the open communication and transparent requirements have played a big role in Exo-Space’s ability to deliver the hardware on schedule. Leading up to the launch, we will continue to work closely with the Sidus team to integrate and perform a system checkout to ensure everything operates as expected,” says Jeremy Allam, co-founder and CEO of Exo-Space.
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