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Sidus Space fabricates hardware in support of NASA's Artemis program and SLS manned vehicle

Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service company focused on mission-critical hardware manufacturing; multi-disciplinary engineering services; satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations; and in-orbit support, is proud to announce that it has completed the fabrication of the first set of hardware in support of NASA’s Artemis Program and their Space Launch System (SLS) Manned Vehicle.

As a subcontractor, Sidus is responsible for the build, qualification, and testing of Umbilical Quick Disconnects for the Environmental Control System (ECS) on the Universal Stage Adapter (USA) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The fabrication of the first set of hardware was completed to support umbilical testing at Jacob’s Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF) at Kennedy Space Center and was delivered last week. NASA reviewed and approved the hardware earlier this month.

Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), is the prime contractor building the Universal Stage Adapter (USA) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS is a super heavy-lift launch vehicle that provides the foundation for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. With its unprecedented power and capabilities, SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion, astronauts, and cargo directly to the Moon on a single mission. The SLS is designed to be flexible and evolvable for deep-space destinations.

Sidus Space has supported multiple major space programs such as Orion, Space Launch System (SLS), Centaur, Mobile Pad/Mobile Launcher, International Space Station, and Dream Chaser. In the future Sidus has already been selected to support the Exploration Extravehicular Activity Services (xEVAS).

Carol Craig, Sidus Space CEO said, “Month after month we deliver mission-critical hardware to a variety of commercial and government customers. Sidus Space has been manufacturing, assembling and testing hardware for over ten years. We have been supporting several of our customers for many years and are seeing an increase in orders. Our manufacturing capability is how Sidus Space got started and is still today an important revenue stream that helps define our overall Space-as-a-Service offering.”

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