Our PIXL-1 small satellite was successfully launched into orbit on January 24, 2021 at 16:00 CET. The launch took place from the US spaceport at Cape Canaveral with a Falcon 9 launcher from SpaceX.
On board is the smallest laser communication terminal in the world, the CubeLCT, which enables data transmission up to a hundred times faster than conventional radio connections. The terminal was developed by scientist from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in close cooperation with TESAT. It provides an important platform for investigating scientific questions and is designed for series production.
More info on the mission, the laser communication payload, the launch or the cooperation project OSIRIS can be found on our mission website www.tesat.de/pixl .