LuxSpace plans to fly hosted payloads on Triton-X Genesis

LuxSpace which is an OHB subsidiary plans to fly DcubeD actuators and other hosted payloads on its upcoming Triton-X Genesis mission.

Both, DcubeD and LuxSpace share the same goal of enabling missions to take their capabilities to the next level and look forward to demonstrating their new technologies with their upcoming mission.

LuxSpace intends to validate key components of its Triton-X small satellite platform through Triton-X Genesis, slated to travel to low-Earth orbit later this year on a Momentus Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle.

Triton-X is LuxSpace’s ultimate platform for micro to mini-LEO smallsat systems. Designed as “multi-purpose” cost-effective products, the scalable and powerful Triton-X platforms are easily adaptable to various typologies of LEO missions and payloads, also in small and/or hybrid constellations.

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 (CEO Edgar Milic) was established in Luxembourg in 2004 as a subsidiary of OHB SE and is an integrated provider of small satellites and space-based applications and services. The company can look back on seven successfully launched space systems, including the Triton-2/ESAIL satellite launched, and has over 16 years of experience in data applications with a particular focus on the maritime sector and Earth observation.