Aerospacelab and Xona Space Systems Partner to Revolutionize Navigation Satellite Systems

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Through this partnership, Aerospacelab will capitalize on its proven ability in successful flights and flexible technology to incorporate and maintain a range of payloads, including Xona Space Systems' Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) payload. This strategic collaboration highlights a commitment to innovation and an on-orbit validation of high-performance positioning technology.

Satellite 2024 – Washington (DC), United States, March 19th 2024 – 11:00 AM EDT –
 Aerospacelab, a leading company 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." 

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