Sidus Space expands commercial data distribution strategy through agreement with Skywatch
Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service company focused on mission-critical hardware manufacturing combined with commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection, announced today that it signed an agreement with SkyWatch for use of its TerraStream data-management platform.
This agreement is expected to accelerate the expansion of Sidus’ commercial data distribution strategy which includes white labeling data for the Company’s existing customers as well as driving growth of new data customers. Serving as a key contributor to the Space data marketplace, the agreement is expected to generate additional revenue for the Company and engage customers that otherwise may not have connected with Sidus.
The TerraStream platform provides end-to-end data management and distribution capabilities to satellite operators, and provides an accelerated path to grow revenue and new markets through EarthCache, SkyWatch’s remote sensing platform. Utilizing TerraStream eliminates the need for costly IT infrastructure, enabling Sidus to provide cost-effective access to Space-based data and deliver on its mission of “Bringing Space Down To Earth™”. As Sidus looks ahead, it expects that its revenue mix will include a variety of users and industries . More specifically, an increase in remote sensing data customers and analytics subscriptions.
“A key part of our business plan has always included monetizing high-impact data for insights on virtually every commercial sector, and, as we prepare to launch LizzieSat™ this year, this agreement represents an important milestone on that journey,” said Carol Craig, Sidus Space Founder and CEO. “As new customers and industries begin to understand how Space-based data can impact business strategy, we believe that Sidus is well-positioned to capitalize on the increasing demand.”
LizzieSat-1, the maiden flight of Sidus’ multi-mission satellite constellation, is expected to launch in 2023 into a mid-inclination Low Earth Orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida. LizzieSat-1 will supply mission-based data to clients and consumers focused on climate change, maritime shipping industry activities, and other commercially relevant interests.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Sidus Space on their mission to ‘Bring Space Down to Earth’,” said Joel Cumming, Chief Technology Officer at SkyWatch. “We share a mission to make Earth observation and remote sensing data more accessible to solve critical issues, and we look forward to working with the team at Sidus as they continue this important work.”