Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : VSFB SLC-4E : 4 March 2024 (22:05 UTC)  (Read 76123 times)

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https://twitter.com/SpaceMachinesCo/status/1752195532028514595
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🚀 Exciting news from our Countdown to Optimus Launch Campaign! 🚀

After an incredible 20,000+ km journey, Optimus 🛰️ has landed in California!!

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Iridium Satellite LLC (“Iridium”) hereby requests an experimental license for a period of eighteen (18) months, beginning on or before February 29, 2024, to transmit from its space stations to the CubeSat Based Laser Crosslink Experiment (“CBASLCE”) in the 1618.725–1626.5 MHz band.1

Iridium’s request is made to support the CBAS-LCE cubesat project developed by the Naval Information Warfare Center (“NIWC”) Pacific and sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency (“MDA”). The main project experiment will utilize two SUPERNOVA 6U cubesats, each equipped with an optical laser payload to demonstrate a peer-to-peer optical laser communication in space and evaluate space-to-Earth network protocols.2 Each cubesat will have a Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) payload consisting of: (1) an Iridium model 9603N modem that will have continuous capability to communicate with space stations in Iridium’s “Big LEO” constellation; and (2) a UHF/S-band transceiver that will communicate once per day during passes over an earth station in San Diego.

The CBAS-LCE is currently scheduled to launch on March 1, 2024 and operate over the following 12 months. Iridium requests authority to cover 18 months to account for the possibility of launch delays.
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https://twitter.com/Exolaunch/status/1753119193434845228
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Our long-standing customer @Open_Cosmos  🇬🇧 joined our team in Berlin to integrate the AEROS & IOD6 satellites into deployers prior to their upcoming launch on @SpaceX's Transporter-10 mission!

We look forward to a successful launch on Falcon 9!

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https://twitter.com/SatAppsCatapult/status/1735326930780483788
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Fantastic to see the completed @Open_Cosmos IOD-6 Hammer CubeSat. The EO satellite has passed the vibration campaign and will now be integrated into the satellite dispenser at @exolaunch in Berlin. Next year it will be launched from a Transporter 10 rideshare with @spacex 🚀🛰️

https://thenextweb.com/news/space-startup-open-comos-climate-change-satellites
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IOD6, which will use hyperspectral imagery to survey Atlantic coastal and maritime areas.

https://www.nanosats.eu/sat/iod-6

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In a YAM-7 filing made today Loft Orbital states

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The FCC has also authorized the operation of YAM-6, which
is scheduled to launch on March 1, 2024.

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https://twitter.com/Exolaunch/status/1754919951184625784
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🚀 The @satlantis_  & Exolaunch teams have integrated their satellite into its deployer prior to launch on @SpaceX!

🛰️ HORACIO will perform methane measurements with high spatial-temporal resolution & geolocation of source emitters, to be used for monitoring emissions.

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Ball Aerospace Ships Methane Monitoring Satellite for Launch
February 07, 2024

Ball Aerospace successfully delivered the MethaneSAT satellite to Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California this week, where it is scheduled to launch next month. The mission was developed in partnership with MethaneSAT, LLC, part of the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and it will provide groundbreaking data on the scale and sources of global methane emissions.

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https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1755663563648364827

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Transporter-10 update: We've integrated @Uni_WUE's satellite into our deployer, and we're excited for launch on @SpaceX!

🛰️ SONATE-2 will evaluate innovative AI hardware & software tech in Earth's proximity.

Cheers to a successful integration, we can't wait to launch together!

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https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1756009615115079969

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🚀 Mission progress: SATORO Space's successful satellite integration with our EXOpod Nova deployer is complete!

🛰️ The IRIS-F1 payload is a scientific in-orbit verification mission with an AIS system. The IRIS-F1 satellite is developed in partnership with @NCKU_official.

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[Press Release] True Anomaly’s first Jackal AOVs ready for launch at Vandenberg Space Force Base [Feb 8]

True Anomaly is thrilled to share that our first two Jackal autonomous orbital vehicles (AOVs) have arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base and completed functional testing, fueling, and mating to the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare plate. The satellites are officially ready for launch as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-10 mission no earlier than March 2024.

“What the True Anomaly team has accomplished in just under 18 months is incredible,” said Sean Ozdemir, Director of Spacecraft Development. “What began with a white board and three-person team working in a small office above a coffee shop has transformed into a 35-person spacecraft team with exceptional breadth and depth of industry expertise. Not only did the team build two complex and capable ESPA-class spacecraft—they stood up the production process, in-house test facilities, and built the factory in parallel. I’m extremely proud of this team for accomplishing this milestone and look forward to soon validating our capabilities on orbit.”

Once on orbit, True Anomaly will commence with “Mission X”—what we have internally dubbed the flight test and demonstration of our first two Jackal AOVs. The Jackals will capture high-resolution images and full-motion video of one another while maneuvering in close proximity. This type of activity, known as rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), is one of the most challenging space missions to master. The goals of Mission X are to demonstrate RPO for advanced non-Earth imaging, test and evaluation, and on-demand training.
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RBC Signals, LLC (“RBC Signals”), pursuant to Section 25.115 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §
25.115, respectfully seeks a 14 day STA to operate a fixed 3.14 meter yagi UHF antenna earth station in Deadhorse,
Alaska to conduct telemetry, tracking, and command (“TT&C”) operations in portions of the 402-403 MHz (Earth-to
space) and 400-402 MHz (space-to-Earth) bands with non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”) satellites. This authorization
would allow RBC Signals to assist Apex Space with ground station services for state of health, post launch support
mission for no longer than 2 weeks. Specifically, RBC Signals seeks to add as authorized satellite points of
communication the U.S.-licensed Apex Aries 1 Systems using the frequencies indicated in the attached FCC STA
Application and summarized in Table 1 below. This STA request is being filed while the ITU completes its comment
and review period of operation of these systems out of Sweden and South Africa. RBC Signals would like to start this
temporary authorization upon the launch and deployment of the Aries Systems on Space X’s Transport-10 Launch.
Currently this launch is scheduled for March 1st 2024.

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https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1757108176770699626

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🚀 Transporter-10 update: Exolaunch and our UK-based customer @OrbAstro have successfully completed integration of the OrbAstro-TR2 satellite with our EXOpod Nova deployer prior to shipping to @SLDelta30!

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What are the Meson/Gluon spacecraft?

MethaneSAT is a really interesting precedent... basically an Earth science mission done by a private NGO, outside the usual governmental funding structure.

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What are the Meson/Gluon spacecraft?
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MethaneSAT is a really interesting precedent... basically an Earth science mission done by a private NGO, outside the usual governmental funding structure.

It is really interesting.  I'm curious what that organization will do going forward now that a bunch of commercial companies are bringing methane sensing capabilities online (which really wasn't the case yet when the MethaneSAT project started.)

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Re: MethaneSat
Confirmed targeting "Transporter-10 launch in January 2024." See footnote 1 on page 6 in the latest Technical Narrative submitted yesterday [24 March 2023].
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Hearing from a source that SpaceX is now targeting March 4 for the launch of Transporter-10
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https://twitter.com/SpaceMachinesCo/status/1758662234761224227
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Excited to announce the arrival of the Space Machines Company Launch Team at Vandenberg Space Force Base, marking the commencement of integration activities in preparation for the Transporter-10 mission.

Stay tuned as we navigate the final stages of preparation for launch.

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looks like Unseenlabs has moved to 8U form factor?

UNSEENLABS WILL LAUNCH TWO NEW SATELLITES: BRO-12 & BRO-13

Rennes, February 20, 2024 – Unseenlabs,  pioneer and global leader in space-based RF detection for Maritime Domain Awareness, announced an expansion through two new satellites. The new Unseenlabs BRO-12 and BRO-13 satellites will be launch NET March, as part of the Transporter-10 mission aboard SpaceX’s Falcon9 rocket via Exolaunch from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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The Unseenlabs satellite-based surveillance technology captures electromagnetic waves, specifically radio frequency signals, from space to detect passive emissions from ships' electronic systems with technical and geographical precision.
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Unseenlabs can revisit each monitored area every four to six hours, and new satellites allow them to decrease the time between each visit to an area. They plan to launch more satellites in 2024, which will allow for real time monitoring of the seas. Unseenlabs plans to expand their constellation to 25 satellites by 2025.

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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/exolaunch_open-cosmos-and-ceiia-centre-activity-7158883906627293184-XbTf/

Just an additional clarification that the AEROS 3U Cubesat is not owned by OpenCosmos. This satellite has been manufactured and will be operated by CEiiA (https://www.ceiia.com/), in Portugal. This satellite has also been recently rename AEROS/MH-1 and it represents quite a historic moment for Portugal as it represents the nation's re-entry into space exploration after 30 years, with the first fully developed, built, and operated satellite from Portugal. The first of many more to come ;)

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