OHB subsidiary LuxSpace plans to fly DcubeD actuators and other hosted payloads on its upcoming Triton-X Genesis mission.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – OHB subsidiary LuxSpace plans to fly DcubeD actuators and other hosted payloads on its upcoming Triton-X Genesis mission.
Through Triton-X Genesis, slated to travel to low-Earth orbit later this year on a Momentus Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle, LuxSpace intends to validate key components of its Triton-X small satellite platform.
Launching hosted payloads on Triton-X Genesis “is actually a model that would be interesting to repeat because the economics are good,” LuxSpace CEO Edgar Milic told SpaceNews.
Triton-X, a multi-mission satellite with extensive onboard processing, is designed to accommodate payloads of 50 to 250 kilograms. The European Space Agency provided funding for Triton-X through the Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems program.
In late 2022, the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich announced plans to buy a LuxSpace Triton-X Heavy satellite for Seranis, a small satellite mission with 15 experiments. Seranis, which stands for Seamless Radio Access Network for Internet of Space, includes technology demonstrations related to 6G mobile communications, laser communication and the Internet of Things.
DcubeD, based in Bavaria, Germany, provides release actuators and deployables for small satellite applications.
LuxSpace was established in Luxembourg in 2004 by OHB SE of Germany. LuxSpace manufactures small satellites and offers space-based applications and services.