Exolaunch Selected to Deploy Muon Space’s Constellation Satellites on SpaceX Transporter Missions

By Sophia Francise

August 13, 2023

The first three satellites in Muon Space’s constellation will be launched using SpaceX Transporter missions as part of a multi-launch agreement (MLA) between the organization and Exolaunch. 

Muon Space, the climate constellation company revolutionizing how Earth is monitored from space’s first satellite, launched its first satellite, MuSat-1, in June by Exolaunch as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-8 mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The successful deployment of MuSat-1 was the first step towards developing Muon Space’s Climate Constellation, which will use a new generation of sensors to monitor Earth’s climate and ecosystems.

MuSat-2 and MuSat-3 are close behind – establishing a regular launch cadence to enable a growing constellation for Climate Intelligence data.

“The experience and reliability of the Exolaunch team ensured an issue-free first launch campaign, allowing our team at Muon Space to focus on our core mission objectives instead of launch logistics and separation systems. We look forward to continued collaboration with Exolaunch and SpaceX to launch and deploying our climate data monitoring constellation,” said Reuben Rohrschneider, Chief Mission Architect and Co-Founder at Muon Space.

Exolaunch Success on Space

Muon Space chose Exolaunch, a global leader in launch mission management, integration services, and deployment technologies, due to their vast expertise on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 

Exolaunch also has a rapidly growing flight heritage and currently counts over 320 satellites launched. 

Under the provisions of their newly signed MLA, Exolaunch will provide complete launch and deployment options for Muon Space’s satellites and their famed CarboNIX microsatellite separation system through 2024.[1]

CarboNIX has quickly established itself as the system of choice for Exolaunch clients flying microsatellites on Falcon 9, assisting Exolaunch in gaining several new launch contracts. 

Its flying history comprises 70 satellites deployed over 14 missions and a proprietary low-shock design.

“We are proud and grateful that Muon Space entrusted Exolaunch with separation services for these critical constellation-building launches. It’s a pleasure to work with a team of such distinguished space industry veterans, and we are honored to help them turn their vision into a ‘separation confirmed’. Muon Space can fully rely on regular and on-schedule launches thanks to the SpaceX’s Transporter program when planning their ambitious missions and tackling global challenges from space,” said Jeanne Allarie, VP of Launch at Exolaunch. 

The success of Transporter-8 marks the first milestone in this MLA that reflects an important achievement for both companies.

Muon Space will be celebrating the launch of its first satellite into orbit and Exolaunch will be surpassing the deployment of its 300th satellite on the mission.


  1. Exolaunch – News, ‘Exolaunch Awarded Multi-Launch Agreement to Deploy Muon Space’s Constellation Satellites on SpaceX Transporter Missions’, 10 August 2023, https://www.exolaunch.com/news_92.html[]