The mission will address the growing demand for a reliable access to space for small satellites with Soyuz-2 scheduled for launch in late 2021 from Vostochny launch site.
Berlin, Germany – March 22, 2021 – Germany’s Exolaunch, the premier provider of launch, deployment and integration services for NewSpace, and Glavkosmos, an authorized operator of Roscosmos for international space business, announced the next rideshare launch with Soyuz-2 scheduled for late 2021 from Vostochny launch site. This mission will feature microsatellites and cubesats for Earth Observation, technical demonstration and science to be launched for global customers from North America, Europe and Asia.
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“The extended partnership with Glavkosmos enables us to provide rideshare launch services on Soyuz-2 using Fregat upper stage and to ensure sustainable, highly reliable and regular access to space for the NewSpace actors. Thanks to the unique technical features of Fregat it is possible to tailor our launch solutions to requirements of the most demanding customers performing launches of small satellites into custom orbits. On the upcoming fully manifested mission Exolaunch will be the primary customer and main launch integrator with its proprietary and flight-proven deployment technologies – CarboNIX microsatellite separation systems, EXOpod deployers and EXObox sequencers. We are delighted to work with Glavkosmos on one more mission with Soyuz-2” said Dmitriy Bogdanov, Exolaunch CEO.
“We are pleased to continue successful cooperation with our trusted European partner Exolaunch, as well as to see market’s steady interest in Soyuz-2 launch vehicle, known for its impressive track record, credibility and timely launches. The small satellite market is exponentially growing. Glavkosmos (as part of Roscosmos) with its vast experience in international space business knows well all peculiarities and complexities of small satellite constellation development and deployment into orbit. We are ready to provide international customers with regular launch opportunities on Soyuz-2 in close cooperation with Exolaunch” said Dmitriy Loskutov, Director General of Glavkosmos.
Glavkosmos, JSC is a subsidiary of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos. The main task of the company is to promote the achievements of the Russian rocket and space industry to world markets and manage complex international projects. During its thirty-five year history, the company has successfully fulfilled over 140 international contracts, including the launch of more than 150 spacecraft as a secondary payload.
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Exolaunch provides launch, in-space logistics and deployment services for the NewSpace. Its flight heritage includes the successful deployment of 140 small satellites into orbit (with 60+ satellites scheduled for flight in 2021) through its global network of launch vehicle providers. Exolaunch executes launch contracts for NewSpace leaders, the world’s most innovative startups, research institutions, government organizations, and space agencies. The company manufactures flight-proven separation systems to deliver the best-in-class integration and deployment services for small satellites.
For more information, visit: www.exolaunch.com