Xplore acquires Kubos and Major Tom software

COLORADO SPRINGS – Area-as-a-provider startup Xplore Inc. announced the acquisition April 4 of spacecraft software package developer Kubos Corp. including Significant Tom, Kubos’ flight regulate software platform.

Extra than a dozen government and commercial satellites in orbit prepare and carry out mission operations with Significant Tom, cloud-based software program designed to handle a variety of duties together with floor station scheduling, satellite tasking and telemetry checking.

Significant Tom “is a software system Xplore can grow and extend to other facets of flight and floor software package into tasking and info distribution,” Lisa Abundant, Xplore founder and chief functioning officer, advised SpaceNews.

Redmond, Washington-dependent Xplore declared in February that it had elevated $16.2 million considering the fact that it was proven in 2017.

Kubos associates and buyers consist of RBC Signals, Viasat, Microsoft Azure and ISISpace of the Netherlands. Xplore is an additional Kubos shopper.

“We are a buyer-concentrated professional area company that is now both equally a shopper and developer of Main Tom,” Loaded said in a published assertion. “As end users, developers and stakeholders, the skill to very easily connect and setup command and regulate devices for satellites and constellations is essential. Our exceptional perspective will help us to constantly increase the options and capabilities of our flight-completely ready mission regulate method from the inside out.”

Kubos staff, such as previous CEO and co-founder Tyler Browder, are signing up for Xplore.

“I’m delighted to join the Xplore group as enterprise improvement director for mission operations,” Browder said in a statement. “In my new part, I will continue on to develop and grow the Big Tom system into an expanded provider supplying.”