Exolaunch is a German company that provides launch brokerage, payload integration, and deployment solutions for small satellites. Founded in 2017 by Dmitry Bogdanov, the company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Exolaunch facilitates reliable and cost-effective access to space for small satellite operators, including CubeSats, microsatellites, and nanosatellites.
As a launch broker, Exolaunch secures launch opportunities for small satellite customers by aggregating payloads and arranging rideshare missions on various launch vehicles. The company works with several international launch providers, such as SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Arianespace, and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), to help customers find suitable launch opportunities, negotiate contracts, manage schedules, and mitigate risks.
Exolaunch offers payload integration services, working closely with satellite manufacturers, payload owners, and launch service providers to ensure the successful integration of payloads with the chosen launch vehicles. Their services in this area include payload design review, payload adaptation, hardware provision, testing and verification, payload installation, and pre-launch and post-launch support.
The company designs and manufactures deployment systems for small satellites, such as the EXOpod CubeSat deployer and the CarboNIX separation system for microsatellites. These deployment systems provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for satellite operators to deploy their satellites into orbit during a launch mission.
The company has also announced Reliant, which is an orbital transfer vehicle providing “last mile” satellite deployment. Reliant is currently under development.
Exolaunch provides end-to-end mission management services, from initial planning and coordination to launch and post-launch support. This includes managing regulatory and licensing requirements, coordinating with launch providers, and ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the entire process.
Notable Achievements as of April 2023
Exolaunch has successfully launched over 290 small satellites for various customers, including private companies, government agencies, and research institutions.
100% launch reliability, successfully delivering all customer payloads to orbit.
The company has participated in numerous high-profile launch missions, such as the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission, which deployed a record-breaking 143 satellites in a single launch.
Exolaunch is a leading player in the small satellite launch services market, offering launch brokerage, payload integration, and deployment solutions. With a strong track record of successful satellite launches and partnerships with leading international launch providers, Exolaunch has become a trusted partner for small satellite operators looking to access space reliably and cost-effectively.