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EXOpod

Cubesat Deployer

The EXOpod cubesat deployer is the most advanced cubesat deployment system on the market. EXOpod is available in 12U and 16U sizes, and can be configured with up to four independent slots. EXOpods have a number of features which expand the limits of the Cubesat Design Specification (CDS):

EXOpod

The EXOpod cubesat deployer is the most advanced cubesat deployment system on the market. EXOpod is available in 12U and 16U sizes, and can be configured with up to four independent slots. EXOpods have a number of features which expand the limits of the Cubesat Design Specification (CDS):

EXOpod has some other unique advantages:

Compatible

Easily adaptable to any launch vehicle.

Clamping Mechanism

Cubesats inside EXOpods are secured in place once the door is closed.

Flexible

EXOpods have been used for cubesats ranging from 0.25U to 16U in size.

Fast Reset Time

The EXOpod can be deployed and locked again in minutes.

Increased Available mass

Cubesats in EXOpods can be heavier than CDS limits.

Access Windows

Windows on two sides of the deployer provide access to the cubesat within, useful for inspection, testing and RBF pin removal after integration.

Flight Heritage

EXOpods have been used to launch 80 cubesats since 2017.

Itar-Free

The system is not subject to export restrictions of any kind.

Made in Germany

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News

Exolaunch and NanoAvionics sign two launch agreements for SpaceX’s rideshare missions

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June 2020

NanoAvionics awarded Exolaunch two contracts to launch the NanoAvionics-built nano-satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rideshare missions.

Exolaunch and Space Structures signed an agreement to deliver EXOport multi-satellite adapters for Falcon 9 rideshare missions

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June 2020

The companies plan to deliver numerous EXOport adapters for the upcoming Falcon 9 rideshare launches in standard and custom configurations to ensure cost-efficient slot sharing and safe deployment for small satellite customers.

CarboNIX Separation Systems Deployed Planet SkySats into Orbit on Falcon 9

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June 2020

CarboNIX, Exolaunch’s proprietary separation system for microsatellites, successfully deployed three Planet SkySat spacecraft into low Earth orbit on Falcon 9 as a part of SpaceX’s ninth Starlink mission.

Loft Orbital awards launch contract to Exolaunch to deliver YAM-3 microsatellite into orbit on Falcon 9

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June 2020

Exolaunch and Loft Orbital signed a contract to deliver the YAM-3 microsatellite to a sun-synchronous orbit. The launch will take place aboard Falcon 9 as part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program.