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Sidus Space launches spacecraft Mission Control Centre

The MCC manages space mission operations for the lifecycle of a spacecraft, from launch to mission completion.
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Sidus Space, a multi-faceted Space and Data-as-a-Service satellite company, has introduced its Mission Control Center (MCC) as part of the company’s Space-Based Data Solutions business unit, aiming to diversify its revenue streams.

The company operates through four distinct business units: Space and Defense Hardware Manufacturing, Satellite Manufacturing and Payload Integration, Space-Based Data Solutions, and AI/ML Products and Services. The addition of the MCC offers a unique service to oversee spacecraft missions and generate extra revenue from commercial clientele.

Sidus’ MCC oversees space mission operations throughout the spacecraft lifecycle, from launch to mission conclusion. The MCC team maintains 100% uptime, operating 24/7 to monitor every aspect of a mission, including satellite health, status, and operational tests during the mission’s lifecycle. It closely monitors propulsion, temperature, on-board computers, and payload status, identifying potential risks to ensure mission success. Additionally, the MCC establishes bidirectional communication with the spacecraft through Sidus’ network of ground stations, facilitating data and imagery transmission back to Earth while in orbit. The scalable nature of Sidus’ MCC allows it to support single spacecraft missions or entire constellations, making it an attractive option for satellite customers lacking their own mission control capabilities.

Carol Craig, CEO of Sidus Space, said: “We are excited to offer this service to commercial customers, filling a crucial need in the space ecosystem. This specialised service adds another revenue stream to our existing space capabilities, providing added value for our shareholders.”