Fleet Space Technologies (FST) announced the successful deployment of its next-generation Centauri-6 satellite on SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission. Centauri-6 will play a vital role in servicing the global demand for the satellite-enabled mineral exploration solution, ExoSphere, FST said.

The satellite will help the supplier “building capacity to deliver advanced SATCOM capabilities with microsatellite architectures,” FST reported.

Exosphere has been adopted by more than “40 leading exploration companies, including Rio Tinto, Core Lithium, and Barrick Gold,” the supplier said. It has been used to “complete 300-plus surveys for a variety of critical minerals across five continents.”