Sidus Space, Inc. | July 06, 2022
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 Dhruva Space’s Satellite Orbital Deployer successfully achieved space-qualification on June 30.
Dhruva Space’s Satellite Orbital Deployer has been successfully tested and space-qualified in the PSLV C53 mission. By achieving space qualification, the Deployer has proven that it can withstand and operate properly in the harsh environment of space, a necessary and critical milestone. The launch took place at 18:02 IST on June 30, 2022, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India.
In December 2021, Jamie Adams, Sidus Space CTO participated in a Zero-G flight demonstration designed to simulate a microgravity environment to test the spring-loaded mechanisms and electronics that unlatch the door on the Orbital Deployer. Sidus Space will integrate Dhruva’s CubeSat deployer with its own Phoenix Deployer which is in development. The Phoenix Deployer accommodates a customized configuration of 3, 6 or 12 CubeSat deployers based on each mission’s need. This combined capability will allow the Sidus Space / Dhruva Space partnership to offer full-service CubeSat launch options to a large variety of customers.
“Our successful testing and space-qualification of Dhruva Space’s Satellite Orbital Deployer marks a new chapter in India’s space history, and the PSLV C53 mission is an iconic milestone in the journey of Dhruva Space. This is also a big win for the Dhruva Space team who have all worked together with unrelenting determination to ensure the success of ultimately gaining space heritage. We look forward to supporting our international clients with CubeSat Deployers, Integration and Launch Services. The continued support from Sidus Space Inc over the past two years has been invaluable and we look forward to continuing this fruitful partnership.”
Speaking on the success of the space-qualification, Sanjay Nekkanti, CEO, Dhruva Space Private Limited
Sidus Space and Dhruva Space initially entered into a partnership in 2020 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.
In line with Sidus’ focus on international partnerships, in May 2022, Sidus Space and Dhruva entered into a new agreement to reinforce and expand their commitment to a continued partnership and collaboration. This partnership will support the missions of the space programs in India and the United States through strategic alignment and value-add agreements related to satellites, Mission Operations Centers, Ground Stations, space-related hardware and software, and other technologies.
About Sidus Space
Sidus Space located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, operates from a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing facility focused on vertically integrated Space-as-a-Service solutions including end-to-end satellite support. 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.
Sidus Space has a mission of Bringing Space Down to Earth™ and a vision of enabling space flight heritage status for new technologies while delivering data and predictive analytics to domestic and global customers. Any corporation, industry, or vertical can start their journey off-planet with Sidus Space’s rapidly scalable, low-cost satellite services, space-based solutions, and testing alternatives. More than just a “Satellite-as-a-Service” provider, Sidus Space is a trusted Mission Partner–from concept to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. Sidus is ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Rev. D certified, and ITAR registered.
About Dhruva Space Private Limited
Dhruva Space, founded in 2012, is a 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 coupled 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.
In October 2020, Dhruva Space was recognized with the National Startup Award by the Government of India for its efforts in Satellite and Space Technology. In March 2022, Dhruva Space was accoladed ‘Best SpaceTech Startup’ by Entrepreneur India’s StartUp 2022 Awards, and in April 2022, the company was featured in Fortune India’s ‘40 Under 40: India’s Brightest Young Minds’ edition.
virgin orbit | August 19, 2022
Virgin Orbit , a leading launch provider, announced today that it has signed an agreement with South Korean investment group J-Space. The agreement will allow the companies to assess candidate spaceport launch sites in South Korea, with the goal of providing satellite launch services from there using Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne System. The cooperative effort is designed to act as a catalyst to the burgeoning Korean small satellite and space solutions market, stimulate local economic growth, and provide the South Korean government with a flexible and responsive launch capability in support of a wide range of mission applications. In pursuing its mission to transform the space industry in South Korea, J-Space looks to leverage Virgin Orbit’s unique mobile launch system and its capability to offer nations a turnkey small satellite launch capability that can quickly become fully operational, thereby satisfying commercial, civil government, and defense requirements. Drawing on local expertise and funding by J-Space and on launch and mission expertise from Virgin Orbit, the partnership will focus its initial efforts on linking with local South Korean high-tech industries and formulating end-to-end mission solutions that will benefit the nation and broader region. The partners aim to develop a roadmap that will result in launch site identification and operations, delineate specific investor and business objectives, and identify key partners in the region. The roadmap will seek to lay out the steps required to enable the first flights of LauncherOne to occur from South Korea in as little as 12 -18 months.
“We are pleased to enter into this exclusive agreement with J-Space to provide launch operations and space services for the South Korean market, “The Korean space industry has made huge strides in the past few years both in the commercial and government sectors, with the South Korean government increasing its space budget by over twenty percent in the past year alone. We are excited by the growth and partnership opportunities in the region that could include industrial base participation in South Korea and look forward to working with the visionary team at J-Space to expedite a flexible launch solution from the Korean peninsula in the near-future.”
Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart
Bongki Min, J-Space’s CEO, expressed his excitement for the partnership, noting, “Our work with Virgin Orbit opens the potential for unparalleled access to space from South Korea, enabling many of the new space utilization companies in Korea by providing affordable, flexible, and rapid launch. We want to build upon and extend the current South Korean space infrastructure, helping further enhance our role as a global leader in space. Our relationship with Virgin Orbit provides a key catalyst for that growth.”
Virgin Orbit (Nasdaq: VORB) operates one of the most flexible and responsive space launch systems ever built. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 2017, the company began commercial service in 2021, and has already delivered commercial, civil, national security, and international satellites into orbit. Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, California, and are air-launched from a modified 747-400 carrier aircraft that allows Virgin Orbit to operate from locations all over the world in order to best serve each customer’s needs. Learn more at www.virginorbit.com and visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @virginorbit, and on Instagram @virgin.orbit.
J-Space was founded in Jan 2022 to conduct satellite launch and space related business. Its mission is to provide domestic and foreign companies with the necessary tools required to compete in the commercial space industry. J-Space is the premier satellite launch service targeting the Asian market.
MORAI | September 07, 2022
MORAI, a leading developer of full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation technology in Korea, announced today that it launches a new simulation platform for aircrafts, MORAI SIM Air at Commercial UAV Expo 2022, held in Las Vegas from September 6 to September 8, 2022. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is getting attention as a next-generation urban transport system that can solve problems such as increasing urban population and traffic congestion. However, it is essential to establish a safe and stable operating environment as it may create hazards to persons or property in the event of crash or accident compared to a car. To handle such challenges, MORAI offers simulation tools and solutions for aircrafts. The MORAI SIM Air is a simulation solution designed for aircraft such as UAM and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to verify the system safety of aircraft in realistic virtual spaces.
MORAI SIM Air simulates every possible flight scenario that may occur in urban area when operating UAM. This new simulation platform enables numerous test flights for scenarios of extreme situations with detailed photorealistic scenes such as complex urban environments and specific flight paths. It provides a realistic, fully configurable, virtual simulation environment for aircraft manufacturers to test their products. With this solution, they can verify the system safety of aircrafts, enabling preliminary action to prepare the potential for dangerous situations. In the future urban environment, a more sophisticated traffic management and control system is required. MORAI SIM Air virtualizes real-world aviation facilities, enabling scenario testing by applying UTM and Air Traffic Management (ATM) in a simulation space. With MORAI SIM Air, UAM and UAVs manufacturers can test various scenarios in a safe and cost-effective manner.
“We are delighted to showcase MORAI’s latest innovation on simulation technology at the Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial UAV trade show. At MORAI, we believe simulation is the best solution to accelerate the path to commercialization of next-generation air mobility such as UAM,We launched MORAI SIM Air to provide a safer and more efficient way for aircraft manufacturers to test and verify their flight systems. MORAI strives to advance our technology so that we can provide the value of simulation to companies in the UAM and drone industries.”
Jiwon Jung, CEO of MORAI
MORAI’s data-driven simulation approach delivers value along each step of the aircraft development process, from the project inception stage to the testing and acceptance trial stage
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Dassault Aviation and Capgemini | June 29, 2022
Dassault Aviation and Capgemini have announced the successful deployment and commissioning of a new software foundation leveraging SAP solutions at all of the aircraft manufacturer's French industrial sites. This project is part of the "Piloting our Future" program, Dassault Aviation's transformation plan launched five years ago, aimed at modernizing infrastructures and processes and improving the Group's competitiveness. It represents the achievement of the first major phase in the transformation of the technology used for managing operations.
Dassault Aviation called on Capgemini’s expertise in managing major transformation programs of information systems, for this first modernization stage aimed at having a real-time production cost piloting process. Up to 130 people over nearly 4 years were mobilized to put in place a new methodological framework, new collaborative platforms as well as modernized infrastructures, and a means to monitor each stage of manufacturing process (purchase of components, production support and supply chain management), while enabling accelerated production rates for both military and civil programs.
"This project marks a turning point in our organic and digital transformation towards a more integrated, coherent operation and therefore ultimately towards better performance for the various professions involved. Despite the global health crisis, we have achieved our objectives. We worked with Capgemini with great trust; they have been agile, constructive, and competent. We will continue our transformation from this solid base to optimize our industrial performance and meet our clients' expectations.”
Jean Sass, Executive Vice President, IT, and Chief Digital Officer, Dassault Aviation
"We are proud to have contributed to the digital transformation of a major aerospace company by implementing cutting-edge technologies," said Hélène Chinal, Chief Transformation Officer Southern and Central Europe at Capgemini. "Dassault Aviation had a strong desire to accelerate its transformation program and we combined our talents and know-how to build the best system to meet their needs.”
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of over 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion.