Aerospacelab and Xona Space Systems Collaborate to Revolutionize Navigation Satellite Systems

Aerospacelab and Xona Space Systems Collaborate to Revolutionize Navigation Satellite Systems

Aerospacelab, one of the leading companies in small satellite design, manufacturing, and operations, and Xona Space Systems, a pioneering service provider in high-performance navigation satellite systems, are pleased to announce they have entered into a groundbreaking partnership. The collaboration between the two companies marks a significant step forward in the evolution of satellite technology spearheaded by two innovative companies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Aerospacelab will leverage its Versatile Satellite Platform (VSP) capabilities to design, manufacture, and launch Xona Space Systems' upcoming navigation satellite, assist Xona Space Systems in obtaining the necessary operator license, and support launch operations for two years. Xona Space Systems will provide the Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) payload for integration into Aerospacelab’s platform.

This collaboration underscores Aerospacelab's ability to accommodate diverse payloads and its expertise in satellite systems integration. It also further reinforces the company's objective to provide tailored satellite solutions to customers.   

“Our collaboration with Xona demonstrates how our two companies can work together to bring new technological advancements and faster development, contributing to the overall progress in satellite navigation”, said Tina Ghataore, Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer of Aerospacelab. “We are excited to be a part of Xona's journey as we will build this navigation satellite for them, but will also be assembling, integrating, and testing at our new US facilities. We are excited to support Xona’s ambitious plan to significantly grow their satellite fleet in the upcoming years.” 

Tyler Reid, Co-founder & CTO of Xona Space Systems, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the synergy between the two companies. "We look forward to working with Aerospacelab on our next mission to bring live sky capability for Xona PULSAR," said Reid. "We are bringing our navigation payload expertise and coupling this with proven satellite platforms from Aerospacelab’ successful flights and operations. Their competitive pricing and commitment to an aggressive schedule align with our goals. Together, we aim to accelerate innovation in global navigation satellite systems." 

Click here to learn more about Xona Space Systems' XONA PULSAR.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013