Spire Global, Satellogic, ICEYE, NanoAvionics, Omnispace, Thales Alenia Space, Satlantis, EnduroSat, Plan-S, Spacemanic, Aalto University and Space Products and Innovation
In its fifth rideshare mission with SpaceX and sixteenth mission
Exolaunch, a global provider of launch, in-space logistics and
deployment services, has launched and deployed more than 1500 kg
of payload mass across 20+ satellites for its international
customers from 11 countries and three continents. Exolaunch's
customer satellites weighing 100+ kg and cubesats ranging up to
16U flew on May 25, 2022 on operated by the SpaceX Transporter-5
mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Following the successful debut flight of the Exolaunch's novel
CarboNIX 8-inch separation system for microsatellites on
Transporter-4, this launch marked the premiere for EXOpod Nova,
company's latest technology for optimized cubesat deployment.
Nova's first launch proudly flew multiple satellites for Spire
Global and its customers via a
Multi Launch Agreement
between the companies. Nova increases the allowable satellite
mass by up to 30 percent and the available side panel volume by
a factor of four compared to traditional cubesat deployers. It
also enables smallsat manufacturers to keep launch costs low
while building larger, heavier, and more capable cubesats.
Exolaunch aims to further use the EXOpod Nova on its Reliant
orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) next year to provide launch
flexibility to cubesat constellations.
Nova joins the suite of Exolaunch's reliable and cost-effective
solutions to launch and deploy small satellites and is becoming
the preferred and most flexible deployment technology for the
existing cubesat constellations. The company's customers can
deploy their satellites into space by fully relying on
Exolaunch's separation systems, including
EXOpod, and now, EXOpod Nova.
Transporter-5 has launched Exolaunch's new and returning
Spire Global, Satellogic, ICEYE, NanoAvionics, Omnispace,
Thales Alenia Space, Satlantis, EnduroSat, Plan-S, Spacemanic,
Aalto University and Space Products and Innovation.
The customers' payloads will enable space application
technologies such as Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar
observation, Maritime Surveillance, and IoT communications.
This mission is the fifth Transporter in a series of rideshare
launches Exolaunch manifests on Falcon 9 under a
with SpaceX. For each Falcon 9 launch procured, Exolaunch
provides a turnkey solution encompassing comprehensive rideshare
mission management, satellite integration, environmental testing
and deployment services.
Exolaunch has deployed more than 100 smallsats on SpaceX's first
four rideshare Transporter missions.
Exolaunch's payload manifest on Transporter-5 is available here.
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