IRIS-F1 Satellite

Satellite IRIS-F1
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? (Doppler measurements by PA0DLO on 2024-03-15 but not identified as of 2024-05-26)
Launched 2024-03-04
NORAD ID 59110 ?
Deployer EXOpod Nova 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-10)
Organization SATORO Space
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country Taiwan
Manufacturer AIVT by SATORO Space
Operator SATORO Space
Launch brokerer Exolaunch
Partners National Cheng Kung University

Scientific in-orbit verification mission with an innovative automatic identification system (AIS).


SATORO Space, a cutting-edge commercial satellite manufacturer specializing in small satellites. The MLA encompasses a strategic partnerxship between Exolaunch and SATORO Space to deploy at least three satellites through 2025, marking a significant collaboration in advancing the global commercial space industry.

Under the terms of the MLA, the first launch took place on SpaceX's Transporter-10 mission, which launched SATORO’s IRIS-F1 satellite on March 4, 2024 from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Using Exolaunch’s renowned EXOpod Nova containerized satellite deployer, IRIS-F1 was successfully deployed and will conduct a scientific in-orbit verification mission with an innovative automatic identification system (AIS). Subsequent launches will follow, extending the agreement through the end of 2025.

Initially, what began as a single launch agreement for SATORO Space, under the expertise of Exolaunch, has evolved into a comprehensive multi-launch commitment that extends to future rideshare missions. This expansion underlines the confidence and trust that SATORO Space places in Exolaunch's team, mission management capabilities, and reliable, flight-proven hardware.

SATORO Space, a spin-off from the prestigious National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), is a direct outcome of successful collaborative efforts between academia and industry and brings a wealth of expertise in building small satellites. SATORO is poised to emerge as a preeminent commercial satellite manufacturer in Asia, contributing to the region's growing presence in the global space industry. 

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On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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