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Sidus Space to Incorporate Edge AI in Satellite Constellation

Sidus Space to Incorporate Edge AI in Satellite Constellation

On February 28, 2023, a Space-as-a-Service satellite company, Sidus Space, Inc., announced the integration of edge AI capabilities in its planned satellite constellation, and focuses on commercial satellite design, launch, manufacture and space-based collection.

Sidus will utilize the FeatherEdge AI platform under an extended agreement with Expo-space to offer near real-time intelligence derived from Earth Observation data, including the opportunities to recognize and intervene against environmental emergencies. It can identify unregistered vessels contributing to illegal fishing, track natural disasters like wildfires or flood in real-time and warns prior with notifications for events which include oil spills or methane leaks.

Fast revisit rate satellite constellation and onboard high-performance edge AI computing’s integration is expected to allow Sidus to provide industry-leading data transmission speed, where the final users can receive analytics after image capture. In addition, edge AI capabilities enable ground operators to send updated tasking commands, AI models (corresponding to emerging events) and mission objectives (like regions of interest),to deliver intelligence that can adapt to changing challenges.

Founder and CEO of Sidus Space, Carol Craig, said, “By integrating edge AI into our Sidus fleet of satellites, we expect to be able to provide government and commercial customers with near-real-time intelligence.” She added, “Edge AI implements advanced analytic methods such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in an edge computing environment. Processing will occur in space, prior to transmitting data back to Earth, and will enable our constellation to learn to prioritize the retrieval of useful intelligence so we can deliver efficient, actionable insights for critical data driven decisions.”

(Source – Business Wire)

About Sidus Space

Based in Merritt Island, Florida, Sidus Space operates a 35,000 sqft manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing facility specializing in commercial satellite design, production, launch, and data collection. Space-As-A-Service offerings Sidus Space provides include space-rated hardware manufacturing, satellite manufacturing and platform development, design engineering, data analytics services, launch and support services, and satellite constellation management. Its mission is Bringing Space to EarthTM. Its vision is to enable space flight heritage status for latest technologies while delivering data and predictive analytics to domestic and international clients.

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