27th December 2018

Launch site


11 cubesats

Main payload

Kanopus-V #5, 6


iSky Technology, Spire Global, University of Würzburg, German Orbital Systems

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Credit: roscosmos

Mission overview

Launching after Christmas 2018, the Soyuz rocket successfully took-off at 02:07 UTC on the 27th December 2018 from Vostochny, Russia. The primary payloads of this launch were the Kanopus-V #5, 6 satellites that are used for environmental monitoring, mapping, fire detection, agricultural planning, land use assessments, and urban planning.

On this mission Exolaunch, successfully procured launch capacity, delivered mission and integration services and deployment solutions to 11 cubesats for its customers from Europe and the USA.

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