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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 3D

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 on 10 missions, to launch and deploy 133 cubesats since 2017.

Itar-Free

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

Made in Germany

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