Satellite GENMAT-1
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (LinkedIn post after the launch as of 2023 November)
Launched 2023-11-11
NORAD ID 58276
Deployer Mercury [Maverick]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-9)
Organisation Quantum Generative Materials (GenMat)
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Nation (HQ) US
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by Exobotics
Operator Geometric Energy Corporation

Equipped with a hyperspectral imager and demonstration for a constellation.


GENMAT-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on correlated geodetic mineralogical data acquisition. GENMAT-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a hyperspectral imager.

Hyperspectral imager payload focused on mineralogical assay capable of collecting hyperspectral imaging data between 450 nm and 900 nm. Data will be correlated with ground truth field observations on privately held land in Nevada and other locations deemed relevant to the research.

This will consequently form the first of GenMat’s constellations, which could reach up to 600 satellites to cover the Earth. The satellite will be capable of identifying rich areas of resources and mineralization zones in previously underutilized locations.

Interoperable Network Communications Architecture (INCA) Hyperspectral imaging application -- provides a source of burst high rate data (hyperspectral sensor) interacting with the spacecraft Software Defined Radios. Using the a combination of onboard computational capacity and ground based mission/payload operations control resources near real-time radio link Quality of Service (QoS) characterization in terms of performance, availability, and security will be performed. The resulting data will be correlated the near real-time state model of the end-to-end communications system. This is intended to further advancement of radio technologies enabling dynamic (rather than scheduled) allocation of communication resources and the evolution to INCA by testing systems with customer applications (i.e., real world requirements). 

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Exobotics
  • IMAGER - Simera Sense
Subsystems sources [1]

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