Xplora 3U Platform

Xplora 3U CubeSat

Our compact, affordable, high-performance Xplora 3U CubeSat contains all the essentials to operate your payload. The Xplora 3U 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 3U is perfect for: 

The Xplora 3U 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 3U Product Gallery

What's Included

Artemis Space offers a One Stop Shop for assisting you access Space by taking care of every aspect for your mission

Building & Qualifying Space Hardware

Access our manufacturing services and expertise for qualifying your space hardware

Satellite Ground Operations

Access to our turnkey satellite operations infrastructure

Launch Integration

Your complete launch package taken care of including launch slots, logistics and integration into launcher


Choice of Subsystems customised for your mission needs

Key Features 3U Platform

Available Payload


Pointing Accuracy

±0.003 deg (1-sigma) for 2 axes; ±0.007 deg (1-sigma) for 3rd axis
Pointing Stability
1 arc-sec over 1 sec
Orbit Knowledge
0.04° (1σ), 0.05m/s
Data Rates & Frequencies
  • UHF:
    • 401-402 MHz
    • Uplink/Downlink up to 2.4 kbps
  • S-band:
    • Uplink 2025-2110 MHz; 53 kbps
    • Downlink 2200-2290 MHz; 3 Mbps
  • X-Band
    • Downlink 8025-8400 MHz
    • Up to 98 Mbps
Data Storage
120 GB
Battery Capacity
70 W
PayloadVoltage Channels
3.3, 5.0, 12.0 V, 18.0-25.0 V, Vbat (6.0 – 8.4 V)
Payload Power
10 W
Multiple electric and chemical propulsion systems available
AES256 Encryption and Authentication
Orbit Altitude / Orbit Lifetime
LEO > 5 years

Xplora Satellite Platforms

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

Xplora 3U Platform

Low cost, high-performance CubeSat with industry-leading volume & power available for your payload.

Xplora 6U Platform

High power, large payload volume, combined with the choice of propulsion for mission optimisation
Xplora 8U Platform
Perfect for missions with large payloads, high power requirements and large data volume handling

Xplora 12U Platform

All the essentials needed for advanced missions with large payload volumes for customised  missions

Xplora 16U Platform

A powerful platform providing high-performance & flexibility with a large payload volume available

Iris 27U Platform

A cost-effective  solution for constellations & advanced missions, with 30 kg max payload capacity

X1 Athena

A versatile Microsat that can accommodate complex payloads and missions, scaleable with max payload capacity 100 kg

X2 Gaia

A compact, scaleable platform with flexibility for advanced missions, scaleable up to 300kg with max payload capacity 200kg

X3 Aegaion

The largest of our satellite platforms, flexible and scaleable up to 500kg with max payload capacity 300kg