Artemis Space Technologies

Xplora 12U Platform

Xplora 12U CubeSat

Our compact, affordable, high-performance Xplora 12U CubeSat contains all the essentials to operate your payload. The Xplora 12U is a standardised platform that can be tailored to fit your mission needs, including secure communications, propulsion, high-speed data links and deployable solar panels. 

 The Xplora 12U is perfect for: 

  • Technology in-orbit demonstration missions 
  • Educational missions 
  • Scientific missions 
  • IoT missions 
  • Radio communications missions 
  • Signal intelligence missions 
  • Commercial constellation missions 
  • Other missions with small payloads 

 The Xplora 12U can be customised allowing you to innovate and meet your mission goals, with payload volume and power suited to carrying advanced payloads in a single mission or multi-mission concepts

Xplora 12U Features

Bus Mass
8 kg
Max Payload Mass
16 kg
Payload Volume
Up to 11U
Payload Power
Up to 76 Wh/orbit, 215 W peak
Power Bus
3.3 V; 5 V; (3 V – 12V configurable)
Pointing Accuracy
±0.002 deg (1-sigma) 3 axes, 2 Trackers
Max Slew Rate
up to 5°/s
Data Storage
Up to 120 GB
Data Buses
SpaceWire, CAN, RS422 and TTL level UART
Up to 50 Mbps
GPS, 1-10m
AES256 Encryption and Authentication
Design Lifetime
7 years in LEO

Xplora Satellite Platforms

Xplora enables your missions for Earth orbit, planetary exploration, and deep space

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