Xplora 8U Platform

Xplora 8U CubeSat

Our compact, affordable, high-performance Xplora 8U CubeSat contains all the essentials to operate your payload. The Xplora 8U 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 8U is perfect for: 

The Xplora 8U 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.

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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 8U Platform
Available Payload
Pointing Accuracy
±0.002 deg (1-sigma) for 3 axes, 2 Trackers
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
Onboard Data Storage
Up to 120 GB
Battery Capacity
200 Wh
Available Payload Power
80 W
Payload Voltage Channels
3.3, 5.0, 12.0 V, 18.0-25.0 V, Vbat (6.0 – 8.4 V)
Multiple electric and chemical propulsion systems available
AES256 Encryption and Authentication
Orbit Altitude / Orbit Lifetime
LEO > 5 years