Xplore reaches agreement to acquire Major Tom® cloud-based mission operation software and Kubos flight software

Major Tom cloud-based mission operation software offers a comprehensive satellite operation platform

Xplore reaches agreement to acquire Major Tom® cloud-based mission operation software and Kubos flight software
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Xplore Inc., today announced it has acquired the assets of Kubos Corporation and its Major Tom® mission and flight control software platform for satellites. Major Tom enables mission operations for more than a dozen satellites currently on orbit for commercial and government customers. In a seamless transition to Xplore, key Kubos employees joined the Xplore team and will expand Xplore’s offerings to include cloud-based mission operation software.

Major Tom is a scalable platform with powerful satellite mission operations and planning tools. The cloud-based software allows operators to perform ground station scheduling, satellite tasking and telemetry monitoring, saving money and time on planning and design. With Major Tom, users operate their missions on a unified cloud platform. It provides the ability to integrate and control ground segment applications and services, and further de-risks mission operations with features that include out-of-the-box ground network integrations, data analytics, real-time dashboards and a customizable commanding API.

Xplore reaches agreement to acquire Major Tom® cloud-based mission operation software and Kubos flight software
Lisa Rich

Lisa Rich, Xplore Founder and Chief Operating Officer said, “We are a customer-focused commercial space company that is now both a customer and developer of Major Tom. As users, developers and stakeholders, the ability to easily connect and set up command and control systems for satellites and constellations is essential. Our unique perspective will enable us to continually improve the features and capabilities of our flight-ready mission control system from the inside out.

Xplore reaches agreement to acquire Major Tom® cloud-based mission operation software and Kubos flight software
Tyler Browder

Xplore has onboarded key members of Kubos’ team including former CEO and co-founder of Kubos, Tyler Browder. “I’m delighted to join the Xplore team as Business Development Director for Mission Operations. In my new role, I will continue to build and grow the Major Tom platform into an expanded service offering. With Xplore’s support and expert team, I am confident in our ability to scale operations and provide enhanced functionality to our customers,” said Browder.

Xplore reaches agreement to acquire Major Tom® cloud-based mission operation software and Kubos flight software
Jeff Rich

Kubos and Major Tom fit Xplore’s mission to provide customers with low-cost, high-capability solutions. Jeff Rich, Xplore Founder and CEO said, “Kubos’ software platform adds to the foundational layers Xplore has built with our innovative team, spacecraft engineering, facility, radio spectrum and traction with customers. We look forward to using Major Tom for Xplore’s first mission launching this fall, and for all future missions.

As part of this strategic acquisition, Xplore will inherit relationships with an extensive network of ground station operators and cloud providers. Lisa Rich said, “We are actively working on new partnerships and invite founders and businesses to share new acquisition opportunities with us that fit our strategic vision.

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