Xplore Multi-Sensor Satellite to offer Space Data Products under NOAA Imagery License

Xplore Multi-Sensor Satellite to offer Space Data Products under NOAA Imagery License

Xplore Inc., a space company providing space data products, data fusion, and on-board computing from its multi-sensor XCRAFT announced it has been granted a remote sensing license from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the company's first mission to low Earth orbit (LEO) scheduled for launch later this year.

Lisa Rich, Xplore Founder, and Chief Operating Officer said, "We’re pleased to announce our NOAA license has been granted — it allows us to bring to market powerful multi-sensor capabilities that will let customers observe and understand our planet, the surrounding space environment, and the universe in new and comprehensive ways."

Xplore will offer hyperspectral imaging data, high-resolution video, and unique ultraviolet data products for Earth observation, space domain awareness, and astronomy applications. Advanced data products will be offered by fusing data generated by our diverse sets of imagers.

Xplore's hyperspectral imagery will be offered at 2-meter and 5-meter resolution over dozens of contiguous bands, which is a higher resolution than any available commercial offering. Xplore has solid demand from customers to deliver the highest resolution hyperspectral products for their applications.

The mission is the first launch that will build a constellation of 12 satellites using Xplore's XCRAFT platform carrying an industry-leading eight primary instruments. The spacecraft is optimized to observe the Earth, collect space domain awareness data, and provide a scientific tool for astronomical discovery. The XCRAFT platform was designed, developed, and fabricated in-house by Xplore's experienced engineering team, and is controlled using Xplore's Major Tom cloud-based operations platform.

Lisa Rich said, "Xplore has appreciated efficiency, expediency, and responsiveness during NOAA's licensing process. We believe the XCRAFT and the constellation to follow will provide a level of versatility and flexibility unmatched in the commercial market today. We expect the XCRAFT to deliver the highest possible utility, so it is always gathering high-value, affordable data for our customers."

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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