Arkisys’ Applique Technology Achieves Flight Heritage on Sidus Space’s LizzieSat-1

Arkisys’ Applique Technology Achieves Flight Heritage on Sidus Space’s LizzieSat-1

Sidus Space, a multi-faceted Space and Data-as-a-Service satellite company, announced in conjunction with Arkisys, the successful completion of a Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) contract deliverable and the achievement of flight heritage status for Arkisys Applique aboard LizzieSat-1

Arkisys is a creator of spacecraft architectures and platform solutions that open up in-space services. Arkisys integrated their Applique hardware with Sidus’ FeatherEdge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, enabling the successful completion of DIU contract deliverables.  The DIU, an organization within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), was established to accelerate the adoption of commercial technology solutions into the U.S. military by leveraging partnerships with innovative companies, particularly those in the commercial sector.

The Arkisys Applique is a universal interface adapter designed to connect various spacecraft payloads using common interface standards and protocols. The Applique enables secure connections of external payloads to the Arkisys Port’s systems, facilitating operations such as robotic arm manipulation, multispectral imaging, and synthetic aperture radar usage.

The Applique hardware, integrated with FeatherEdge, performed functional tests to run orbit propagation algorithms, monitor temperatures, and send/receive telemetry packets, images, and commands. The mission goal was to specifically test, validate, and mature the Applique design and architecture which will allow any customer payload or component to fly without having to modify their data or connector protocols. Arkisys plans to use the Applique for all future space missions to and from its Port Modules to support a variety of payload and customer goals.

“The success of this mission solidifies our position in the forefront of the space economy as an affordable and efficient means of integrating customer technology in our flexible multi-mission platform to allow advancement or maturity in Technology Readiness Level (TRL),” said Carol Craig, Sidus Space CEO and Founder.  “We congratulate Arkisys in achieving TRL 9, the highest readiness level indicating their technology is flight proven through successful mission operation in space.”

“I am extremely proud of the team at Arkisys for collaborating with the Sidus team to achieve space flight heritage for Applique!” said David Barnhart, CEO for Arkisys. “The Applique flown on Sidus Space’s LizzieSat-1 represents a major step in allowing anyone to connect on the ground, and in orbit. Arkisys is committed to supporting a new approach to optimization in space, where companies, academics, and governments can easily add new capabilities to payloads and spacecraft post-launch.  Our ‘universal data translator’ is now making space simple for anyone wanting to grow and extend life and revenue, after launch.” 

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Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


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GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


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Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
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Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
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NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013