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Sidus Space Receives NOAA Remote Sensing License

By Rachel Jewett | January 3, 2024

      LizzieSat Concept Image by Sidus Space

      Sidus Space has received a Tier 1 remote sensing license from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for panchromatic (PAN) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging capabilities. 

      This license allows Sidus satellites to collect and distribute images and data to government and commercial customers. The company plans to collect PAN and SWIR imaging, which will be processed by its FeatherBox artificial intelligence onboard processor. The AI processor will integrate the images with automated information systems (AIS) and GPS data to inform on marine traffic trends, illegal fishing activities, methane emission locations and quantities, and vegetative stress on crops. 

      This approval includes Sidus’ upcoming LizzieSat mission scheduled for launch in March, and future satellites. The first LizzieSat is expected to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 mission.

      “NOAA’s Tier 1 remote sensing license approval is a significant milestone for Sidus Space. With PAN and SWIR imaging capabilities, we’re focused on our commitment to practical innovation in space technology while addressing real-world challenges,” said Carol Craig, CEO and founder of Sidus Space.