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Axelspace’s “PYXIS” demonstration satellite already has a launch date

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Axelspace’s “PYXIS” demonstration satellite already has a launch date

TOKIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–mar. 5, 2024–

Axelspace Corporation’s (Axelspace) PYXIS demonstration satellite is scheduled for launch on March 4, 2024 (Pacific Time).

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Axelspace’s demonstration satellite “PYXIS” (Photo: Business Wire)

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The launch is planned as follows:

Release date: March 4, 2024 (Pacific Time)
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Mission: Transporter-10
Launch location: Vandenberg Space Base (California, USA)
Orbit: Solar synchronous orbit, 500 – 600 km altitude
Launch operator: SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.)
*The schedule may change due to other factors such as weather conditions.

PYXIS will work on the following in-orbit missions:

Demonstration of the versatile satellite bus system* for AxelLiner Demonstration of the sensors of the next generation of AxelGlobe satellites (GRUS) Demonstration of an experimental satellite radio system by the SONY Group

PYXIS: https://www.axelspace.com/assets/pdf/history/pyxis_en.pdf

*The bus system is the fundamental operating system of the satellite and encompasses crucial functions such as attitude control and power supply.

The General Purpose (Versatile) Satellite Bus and the In-Orbit Demonstration of the Deployable Deorbit Mechanism are based on the results obtained in the following projects funded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization Organization, NEDO).

Development and demonstration of general purpose CubeSat and microsatellite buses (FY2023-2026)
*Project implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Industry from 2021 to 2022. Support program for space component development companies (FY2020-2021)

Company Profile
Axelspace Corporation
Location: Tokyo, Japan
President and CEO: Yuya Nakamura
The main business activities are the following: Earth observation with microsatellites; proposals for solutions with microsatellites; design and manufacturing of microsatellites and related components; organization of microsatellite launch; operational support and start-up.
URL: https://www.axelspace.com/
AxelGlobe: https://www.axelglobe.com/en
AxelLiner: https://www.axelspace.com/solution/

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CONTACT: Contact information for the press

Axelspace Holdings Corporation

Public Relations Unit, Communication Promotion Division

Email: [email protected]



SOURCE: Axelspace Holdings Corporation

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PUB: 03/05/2024 05:55 AM/DISC: 03/05/2024 05:53 AM


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