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Sidus Space Offers Spacecraft Mission Control Center 

By Rachel Jewett | April 5, 2024

      LizzieSat Concept Image by Sidus Space

      Sidus Space is now offering a Mission Control Center (MCC) as an additional revenue stream within the company’s Space-Based Data Solutions business unit. Sidus Space announced the new offering on April 4, which can support one spacecraft or a full constellation of satellites. It is geared toward customers that do not have their own mission control capabilities. 

      The MCC manages space mission operations for the lifecycle of a spacecraft, from launch to mission completion. It can monitor the health and status of the satellite or spacecraft while in orbit, and perform operational tests throughout the mission lifecycle. The MCC monitors propulsion, temperature, on-board computers, and payload status and has the capability to identify potential risks. 

      Additionally, Sidus’ MCC maintains bidirectional communication with the spacecraft via the company’s network of ground stations in order to transmit data and imagery back to earth. 

      “We are excited to offer this capability to commercial customers to provide a much-needed service to the space ecosystem,” said Carol Craig, CEO. “This specialized service adds another revenue stream to our heritage-based space capabilities.”