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Successful launch: Exolaunch delivers 17 satellites to orbit aboard Soyuz launch vehicle

July 14th, 2017 Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Fregat upper stage launched the Kanopus-V-IK Earth observation satellite for the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos from Baikonur launch site, Kazakhstan.

The primary payload and 72 auxiliary payloads of a smallsat cluster were successfully deployed into three different target orbits during this mission. On this mission Exolaunch successfully arranged launch capacity and delivered mission services and deployment solutions to 16 cubesats and 2 microsats. All small satellites were integrated by Exolaunch engineers at the Roscosmos technical facilities at Baikonur launch site.

Satellites

Making up part of Exolaunch’s manifest were:
The Lemur-2 nanosatellites produced by Spire Global. The NanoACE 3U cube satellite was a technology demonstrator validating the Endeavor suite technologies produced by NanoTyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. Named CICERO, three 6U satellites were launched as part of a constellation developed by GeoOptics. The microsatellite from Exolaunch’s manifest was developed at the Technical University of Berlin.

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.