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Discussion thread for the launch of two Capella satellites, 9 & 10, on Rocket Lab Electron from Wallops.

Launch January 2023.
« Last Edit: 09/28/2022 05:42 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: Electron : Capella 9 & 10 : Wallops : January 2023
« Reply #1 on: 09/28/2022 05:28 pm »
Discussion thread for the launch of two Capella satellites, 9 & 10, on Rocket Lab Electron from Wallops.

Launch January 2023.

Do you have a source link for this? I have not found anything on these launches.
« Last Edit: 09/28/2022 05:43 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: Electron : Capella 9 & 10 : Wallops : January 2023
« Reply #2 on: 09/28/2022 05:28 pm »
1631-EX-ST-2022

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Rocket Lab USA, Incs Electron Launch Vehicle delivers small satellites into low earth orbit. The application is intended to authorize radio frequency communications for a single launch of the Electron launch vehicle as described in the explanatory narrative attached. The launch will deliver the cubesats Capella-9 and Capella-10 into LEO.

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This document provides context, confirmations, and technical details in support of the
Application for New Special Temporary Authority by Rocket Lab USA, Inc. to receive
authorization of launch vehicle communications for its planned Electron Launch Vehicle
(Electron) launch from the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Accomack, Virginia, January 10,
2023.

SAT-MOD-20220919-00111
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Launch: Capella 9 & 10 are currently planned to be launched on a Rocket Lab rocket, no earlier than January 10, 2023.
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Re: Electron : Capella 9 & 10 : Wallops : January 2023
« Reply #3 on: 09/29/2022 06:24 am »
Capella 9 was originally going to be on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter 5 rideshare.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=53091.msg2349285#msg2349285
« Last Edit: 09/29/2022 06:26 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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