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Accelerate mineral exploration in a more data-driven, scalable, and sustainable way.
Render of Centauri-6. Image credit: Fleet Space Technologies.

Revolutionizing Mineral Exploration

The Centauri-6 satellite, the latest addition to Fleet Space’s constellation, was developed in collaboration with Tyvak International. The satellite was launched aboard the pioneering SpaceX Bandwagon-1 mission on Sunday, April 7th from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida at 23:16 UTC.

Centauri-6 has been designed with multiple upgrades to optimize the resilience and durability of the satellite while also enhancing the overall capacity of Fleet Space’s low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to support the growing demand for its end-to-end mineral exploration technology, ExoSphere. Centauri-6 has greater uplink capacity and redundancy, enabling more resilient data transfer from Fleet Space’s satellite-enabled seismic sensors on the ground. The satellite has also been designed with an ion electric propulsion system powered by solar panels to provide thrust in the vacuum of space. Centauri-6’s design also leverages 3D-printed components – including the 3D-printed metal patch antenna Fleet Space pioneered on earlier Centauri satellites.




Mineral Exploration


Fleet Space Technologies



Launch Date

April 7, 2024

Launch Vehicle

SpaceX Falcon-9

Mission Length


Mission Completion


SpaceX Falcon-9

Bandwagon-1 is a dedicated rideshare mission by SpaceX. SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program provides small satellite operators with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to mid-inclination orbits for ESPA class payloads.