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Sidus Space & Anywaves: A New Dawn in Space-Based Data Collection with LizzieSat™

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On the 4th of March 2024, Sidus Space Inc. has announced the successful launch and deployment of its LizzieSat™ satellite into low Earth orbit aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-10 rideshare mission. This milestone showcases the fruitful partnership between Sidus Space and Anywaves, integrating state-of-the-art S-Band TT&C antennas into LizzieSat™.

LizzieSat™  is set to revolutionize space-based data collection and satellite communication. The project aims to deploy cutting-edge technologies, including advanced sensors and AI capabilities, to support various industries from agriculture to oil and gas​​.

Anywaves is proud to showcase their collaboration on the LizzieSat™ satellite project and provide insights into the mission’s progress and future outlook.

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Credits: Sidus Space

The Mission: LizzieSat™’s Objectives

LizzieSat™’s Mission for Global Insight

The primary objective of LizzieSat™ is to demonstrate the efficacy and versatility of its onboard technologies in orbit, thereby paving the way for future innovations in satellite communication and data collection. By achieving this goal, LizzieSat™ will contribute significantly to our understanding of Earth and space, offering new insights and solutions for pressing global challenges. The mission’s success will not only validate the capabilities of Sidus Space and its partners but also mark a significant milestone in the use of small satellites for advanced scientific and commercial purposes.

The significance of LizzieSat™ extends to its multi-mission capability, enabling simultaneous data collection through its sophisticated sensor array to support diverse industry needs. For agriculture, this could mean enhanced crop monitoring and yield prediction through detailed analysis of multispectral imagery. In maritime, AIS data integration will offer unprecedented insights into global shipping movements, enhancing navigation safety and logistical efficiency. Meanwhile, the oil and gas sector stands to benefit from improved environmental monitoring and resource management, leveraging LizzieSat™’s capability to detect and analyze methane emissions and other critical indicators.

A Platform with a Purpose: Beyond Commercial Gains

Carol Craig’s vision for LizzieSat™ emphasizes not just the commercial advantages but also the broader societal benefits that such advanced satellite technology can deliver​.

​By providing access to precise, timely data, LizzieSat™ has the potential to contribute significantly to sustainability efforts, disaster response, and climate change monitoring. It represents a strategic asset in the quest for a more sustainable and resilient global infrastructure, underpinning efforts to mitigate environmental challenges and bolster humanitarian aid.



Innovative Design and Capabilities

LizzieSat™ leverages a hybrid 3D printed design, which not only optimizes its structural efficiency but also allows for the rapid scalability of its capabilities​.

​This approach facilitates the incorporation of additional payloads and enhancements tailored to the needs of Sidus Space’s Data-as-a-Service customers. The satellite’s design is a critical factor in its ability to host a variety of sensors and technologies, thereby extending its application across multiple domains.

Advanced Technological Integration

LizzieSat™, with its array of multispectral, automatic identification system (AIS), and optical sensors, coupled with the Sidus FeatherEdge AI platform, is engineered to deliver near real-time, actionable intelligence from orbit​.

​These technologies enable the satellite to capture high-resolution images across various spectral bands, providing invaluable data for agriculture, climate monitoring, and other critical applications. The inclusion of Sidus Space’s own earth observation sensors enhances LizzieSat™’s utility, making it a versatile tool for both commercial and scientific exploration.

Strategic Partnerships and Payloads

A significant aspect of the LizzieSat™ mission is its collaboration with NASA Stennis, which has provided the ASTRA (Autonomous Satellite Technology for Resilient Applications) Flight Software and hardware for installation on LizzieSat™​.

​This partnership underscores the satellite’s role in advancing space technology and exploration, with ASTRA software enabling sophisticated vehicle systems management and operational flexibility during the mission.

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Credits: Sidus Space

Anywaves’ S-Band TT&C Antennas

Anywaves has cemented its role in the LizzieSat™ mission through the provision of its cutting-edge S-Band TT&C (Telemetry, Tracking, and Control) antennas, a testament to the company’s innovation in satellite communication technology.

Design Excellence and Performance

Tailored for the harsh environment of space, our TT&C S-Band antennas are built to provide reliable and continuous communication between LizzieSat™ and Earth. Their compact size and lightweight design do not compromise their robust performance, offering high gain and omnidirectional coverage to ensure that data transmission is both seamless and efficient.

The antennas utilize advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to withstand the extreme conditions of space, from intense radiation to the vacuum of space. Our comprehensive testing strategy is meticulously designed to mimic the full spectrum of challenges an antenna faces throughout its lifecycle—from pre-launch storage conditions to the dynamics of launch, the operational environment in orbit, and beyond.

This resilience ensures that the LizzieSat™ mission can rely on consistent communication capabilities throughout its operational life.

Enhancing Mission Capabilities

We are proud to know that our S-Band TT&C antennas are pivotal for LizzieSat™’s mission success, enabling vital command and control functions as well as the transmission of valuable data back to Earth. Their integration into the satellite enhances its overall capabilities, facilitating a range of operations from scientific research to commercial data collection.


Credits: Sidus Space

Progress and Planning: An Update on LizzieSat’s Journey

With meticulous preparation and strategic foresight, the LizzieSat™  teams have navigated through essential phases, setting the stage for a mission that promises to enhance our capabilities in space and offer tangible impacts across multiple industries.

Final Preparations and Launch Processing

In the lead-up to the launch, LizzieSat™ underwent comprehensive launch processing at the Astrotech Space Operations facility located at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This critical phase included the encapsulation of LizzieSat within SpaceX’s payload fairing, a process that ensures the satellite’s protection during the launch’s initial ascent through the Earth’s atmosphere​.

​Furthermore, the integration of the satellite with the Falcon 9 rocket’s separation system and launch vehicle adapter was meticulously executed, allowing for secure mounting and deployment readiness​​.

March 4, 2024: A Successful launch

LizzieSat™ satellite has successfully launched and deployed to low Earth orbit as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-10 Rideshare mission. Liftoff occurred on the 4th of March 2023 at 2:05 p.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base.

On the day of the launch, LizzieSat was encapsulated within SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, joining a constellation of satellites aimed at enhancing global data communication. The successful deployment into the designated orbit signifies a critical step forward in operationalizing Sidus Space’s vision of leveraging advanced satellite technology for earth observation and data-as-a-service solutions.

Looking Ahead

With LizzieSat now in orbit, Sidus Space focuses on the satellite’s commissioning phase, ensuring all systems are operational and ready to begin data collection. The mission sets the foundation for future expansions of the LizzieSat constellation, aiming to broaden the scope and accuracy of space-based data services provided by Sidus Space. Indeed, LizzieSat-2 and LizzieSat-3 are expected to launch on future SpaceX Rideshare missions.

This first successful launch marks a milestone in the commercial space sector, showcasing the potential of public-private partnerships to accelerate innovation and application of space technologies for Earth’s benefit.

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The launch of LizzieSat™ is a critical step in Sidus Space’s commitment to “Bringing Space Down to Earth.” It encapsulates a vision where space technology becomes integral to everyday solutions, driving advancements that resonate well beyond traditional space industry boundaries. As Sidus Space continues to expand the LizzieSat™ constellation, with additional satellites slated for future launches, the mission underscores a long-term dedication to advancing space exploration. Anywaves is proud to be part of such an important success and looks forward to the next steps in LizzieSat’s journey.


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