- Satellite Evolution
Aitech partners with Sidus Space on critical communications system for LizzieSat™ microsatellites
Aitech Systems, a leading provider of rugged boards and system level solutions for military, aerospace and space applications, announces its strategic partnership with Sidus Space, Inc. to develop and deliver custom Command and Data Handling (C&DH) flight computers and peripherals for LizzieSat™ microsatellites.
Sidus Space is a leading Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection. Its flagship multi-mission microsatellite, LizzieSat, seamlessly links with the Sidus constellation, leveraging the full in-space services of the Sidus fleet. This dramatically enhances the collection and intelligent analysis of space-born data returning richer, more precise data down-to-earth in less time.
Anthony Lai, Business and R&D Director for Space at Aitech, noted, “Being a part of Sidus’ strategic initiatives to enable the rapid and affordable deployment of disruptive space technologies aligns with our goal of helping system developers of space electronics realize scalable network connectivity, computing and storage within each mission platform.”
“We have recently received initial components of our core C&DH system development environment from Aitech to support LizzieSat," said Jamie Adams, Chief Technology Officer for Sidus Space. “The C&DH flight computers are a vital component of LizzieSat as they essentially function as the 'brain' of the system.”
LizzieSats (LS) are 3D manufactured Low Earth Orbit (LEO) microsatellites focused on rapid, cost-effective development and testing of upcoming innovative spacecraft technologies for multiple customers. LS is a 100kg (220-pound) satellite with the ability to rapidly integrate mission-specific sensors and technologies.
Aitech rugged, reliable and space-rated electronics systems and components are used in a variety of government, commercial and private space programs and have flown trillions of miles and operated over a million hours without failure. The company continues to develop cost-effective COTS-based and custom integrated systems, depending on radiation and mission requirements, giving the company the ability to offer an extensive array of space solutions with the backing of several decades worth of engineering experience.