FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, U.S.A (DECEMBER 21, 2021) In December 2021, Sidus Space Inc's Chief Technology Officer Jamie Adams participated in a Zero-G flight to test Dhruva Space Private Limited's CubeSat deployer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Zero-G flight demonstration aimed to simulate a microgravity environment to test the spring-loaded mechanisms and electronics that unlatch the door on the CubeSat launcher.
Zero-G utilizes a specially-modified Boeing 727-200 that flies in parabolic arcs to create a weightless environment for clients seeking to achieve technological advances. Sidus Space will integrate Dhruva Space's CubeSat deployer with their own Phoenix Deployer which is in development and will be launched using Sidus Space's SSIKLOPS from the International Space Station National Lab.
The Phoenix Deployer accommodates a customized configuration of 3, 6 or 12 CubeSat deployers depending on mission need. This combined capability will allow the Sidus Space - Dhruva Space partnership to offer full-service CubeSat launch options to customers.
In May 2020, Sidus Space and Dhruva Space entered into a partnership to collaborate and catalyze the design, development and commercialization of new innovative space technologies and services. This partnership, which leverages each company's technologies, increases the breadth and depth related to both offerings and customers.
Sidus Space, located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, operates from a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing facility focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection. The company’s rich heritage includes the design and manufacture of many flight and ground component parts and systems for various space-related customers and programs.
Sidus Space has a broad range of Space-As-a-Service offerings including space-rated hardware manufacturing, design engineering, satellite manufacturing and platform development, launch and support services, data analytics services and satellite constellation management.
Dhruva Space, founded in 2012, is a National Award-winning full-stack Space Engineering Solutions provider based in Hyderabad, India, and in Graz, Austria. The company is active across Space, Launch, and Ground segments and supports civilian and defense clients worldwide.
Dhruva Space offers Satellite/s teamed with Earth Station/s and Launch Services as an integrated solution or individually as technology solutions to power space-based applications on Earth and beyond.
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