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PRESS RELEASE DIY Satellite signs with UARX Space a Launch Service Agreement for PocketQube deployers Nigrán, SpainSeptember 27, 2022

DIY Satellite, an Argentinean company that designs, develops, and delivers PocketQube-based satellite missions has selected UARX Space, a European leader dedicated to in-space transportation and developer of highly reliable separation systems for small satellites, for multiple launch services for their PocketQube deployers. DIY Satellite launches are scheduled for 2023 and 2024. "UARX Space is one of the top launch service providers in Europe; we are thrilled to launch our deployers with them and to start brokering services in Latin America with the sign of this Agreement," said Mr. Gustavo Carpignano, CEO of DIY Satellite.

UARX will launch into space DIY Satellite deployers with its customers. Launches are scheduled for 2023 and 2024 and are part of the launch manifest of UARX for the next coming years.

"We welcome DIY Satellite as our new customer, and we thank Gustavo and his team for their trust while looking forward to future missions with them," says Mr. Andrés Villa, CTO of UARX Space. This collaboration expands the growing UARX Space customer's portfolio to Latin America, Andrés said.

About DIY Satellite
DIY Satellite is a global space technology company that develops PocketQubes solutions, including satellites and deployers, integrate complex systems into simple interfaces for everyone who wants to access space and provides launch services. In March 2021, DIY Satellite launched from Baikonur aboard a SOYUZ-2 the first private Argentinean PocketQube, the DIY- 1/ARDUIQUBE, a technologic demonstrator used for the amateur radio satellite service (IARU). The company headquarter is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About UARX Space
UARX Space is an in-space logistics company providing rideshare and dedicated launch services for small satellites, from LEO to the Moon and beyond. UARX founders Yanina Hallak and Andrés Villa are California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) alumni, the worldwide known Home of the CubeSats. In addition, the UARX Space Team is formed by experienced aerospace professionals with a background in designing launch vehicles, geostationary satellites, scientific Earth observation missions, and payload instruments for deep space. Their expertise includes critical onboard software, structural analysis, thermal analysis, project management, systems engineering, assembly, integration, and testing. The company headquarter is located in Nigrán, Galicia, Spain.

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