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Sidus Space and Bechtel join forces for Artemis Mobile Launcher 2
by Clarence Oxford
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023

Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU), a notable player in the Space and Data-as-a-Service sector, has recently announced its expanded involvement in the NASA Artemis missions. The company disclosed that it has secured an additional contract from Bechtel to manufacture supplementary cables for the NASA Mobile Launcher 2, a pivotal structure in the launch of Space Launch System (SLS) rockets.

This new contract builds upon Sidus Space's previous engagement with Bechtel, where they were entrusted with the task of fabricating custom cables and outfitting unique electronics cabinets. These components play a crucial role in the launch control subsystem and ground special power subsystems, essential for the successful deployment of space missions.

The significance of Mobile Launcher 2 in NASA's Artemis program cannot be understated. Designed as the ground platform structure for launching SLS rockets in their Block 1B and Block 2 configurations, Mobile Launcher 2 is instrumental in NASA's plans to send astronauts and heavy cargo to the Moon. It serves as the primary interface between the ground launch control system, the SLS rocket, and the Orion spacecraft flight hardware, making it a cornerstone in lunar exploration efforts.

Rich Kube, the Chief Production Officer at Sidus Space, expressed the company's honor in extending their collaboration with Bechtel on the Mobile Launcher 2 project. He emphasized, "This additional cable assembly contract reinforces Sidus Space's steadfast dedication to excellence in aerospace technology. Our ongoing contribution of critical components to the launch of the SLS rockets Block 1B and Block 2 configurations reflects our unwavering commitment to supporting NASA's Artemis mission in its goal to explore and establish a presence on the lunar surface."

The extended partnership between Sidus Space and Bechtel for the Mobile Launcher 2 project reflects a growing trend of collaboration between private companies and governmental space agencies. Such collaborations are increasingly crucial in the era of space exploration, where the expertise and resources of both sectors are combined to achieve monumental goals like the Artemis missions.

Sidus Space's role in the Artemis missions, particularly through this additional contract, highlights the company's growing influence in the aerospace sector. Their expertise in manufacturing essential components for space missions, such as cable assemblies, demonstrates their capability and commitment to advancing space technology and exploration.

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