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Momentus Mission Update

December 05, 2023 08:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses and in-space infrastructure services including transportation, hosted payloads, and other in-orbit services, today announced an update on its latest mission that launched on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission on November 11.

On this mission, Momentus used a third-party deployer system to deliver payloads into orbit. Momentus supported five payloads for four customers.

Since launch, the Company has confirmed the deployment of the Hello Test 1 and 2 satellites for Hello Space. Momentus cannot confirm the deployment of the remaining three satellites for three other customers and based on the results of a detailed investigation undertaken, the Company does not believe those satellites were released from the third-party deployer system.

Momentus appreciates and thanks SpaceX for its work and collaboration in providing information necessary to assist our ongoing investigation into the likely root cause of the issues encountered. Momentus has also been in regular communication with our customers.

Momentus has launched four missions to date, deployed 17 customer satellites, and provided hosted payload services. The Company’s next mission is targeted to fly in Q1 2024. That mission will serve customers that require orbital delivery and hosted payload services. The mission will also feature a Momentus-hosted payload for a rendezvous and proximity operations demonstration.

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Apparently someone can't find their satellite...



Rogue Space Systems Secures First On-Orbit Service Contract
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Published December 7, 2023

GILFORD, NH, December 07, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rogue Space Systems Corporation, a provider of space situational awareness and satellite servicing solutions, is proud to announce its first on-orbit service contract. The details of the contract and the identity of the commercial constellation owner/operator involved remain confidential.

Under this contract, Rogue will undertake the task of locating a satellite after its deployment from SpaceX's Transporter 9. The mission will involve establishing communication and undertaking operations for the customer's satellite. Rogue's Mission Operations team will coordinate with the customer's ground station partner and their satellite bus provider to support this effort. Additionally, they may leverage imaging capabilities from the currently flying Barry-1 mission, also deployed on Transporter 9.

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Momentus Mission Update

December 05, 2023 08:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses and in-space infrastructure services including transportation, hosted payloads, and other in-orbit services, today announced an update on its latest mission that launched on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission on November 11.

On this mission, Momentus used a third-party deployer system to deliver payloads into orbit. Momentus supported five payloads for four customers.

Since launch, the Company has confirmed the deployment of the Hello Test 1 and 2 satellites for Hello Space. Momentus cannot confirm the deployment of the remaining three satellites for three other customers and based on the results of a detailed investigation undertaken, the Company does not believe those satellites were released from the third-party deployer system.

Momentus appreciates and thanks SpaceX for its work and collaboration in providing information necessary to assist our ongoing investigation into the likely root cause of the issues encountered. Momentus has also been in regular communication with our customers.

Momentus has launched four missions to date, deployed 17 customer satellites, and provided hosted payload services. The Company’s next mission is targeted to fly in Q1 2024. That mission will serve customers that require orbital delivery and hosted payload services. The mission will also feature a Momentus-hosted payload for a rendezvous and proximity operations demonstration.

So that's yet another failure for Momentus.
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Momentus Mission Update

December 05, 2023 08:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses and in-space infrastructure services including transportation, hosted payloads, and other in-orbit services, today announced an update on its latest mission that launched on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission on November 11.

On this mission, Momentus used a third-party deployer system to deliver payloads into orbit. Momentus supported five payloads for four customers.

Since launch, the Company has confirmed the deployment of the Hello Test 1 and 2 satellites for Hello Space. Momentus cannot confirm the deployment of the remaining three satellites for three other customers and based on the results of a detailed investigation undertaken, the Company does not believe those satellites were released from the third-party deployer system.
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ISIL's fault?
Momentus (ISIL deployer)
   AMAN-1/Stork-7 (3U, SatRev/Oman) (not deployed)
   Hello Test 1 & 2 (?P, Hello Space, Turkey)
   JinjuSat-1 (2U, CONTEC, South Korea) (not deployed)
   Picacho (1U, Lunasonde, USA) (not deployed)
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Momentus Mission Update

December 05, 2023 08:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses and in-space infrastructure services including transportation, hosted payloads, and other in-orbit services, today announced an update on its latest mission that launched on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission on November 11.

On this mission, Momentus used a third-party deployer system to deliver payloads into orbit. Momentus supported five payloads for four customers.

Since launch, the Company has confirmed the deployment of the Hello Test 1 and 2 satellites for Hello Space. Momentus cannot confirm the deployment of the remaining three satellites for three other customers and based on the results of a detailed investigation undertaken, the Company does not believe those satellites were released from the third-party deployer system.
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ISIL's fault?
Momentus (ISIL deployer)
   AMAN-1/Stork-7 (3U, SatRev/Oman) (not deployed)
   Hello Test 1 & 2 (?P, Hello Space, Turkey)
   JinjuSat-1 (2U, CONTEC, South Korea) (not deployed)
   Picacho (1U, Lunasonde, USA) (not deployed)

Possibly but this wording makes me think otherwise.

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Momentus appreciates and thanks SpaceX for its work and collaboration in providing information necessary to assist our ongoing investigation into the likely root cause of the issues encountered.

The wording seems to say that Momentus thinks they themselves caused the issue. If I had to hazard a guess, perhaps not directly caused by ISIL (ISL?), but instead by a miscommunication of some sort. Maybe Momentus didn't properly implement the interface document correctly between ISIL's (ISL's?) deployer and SpaceX's deployment signaling. If Momentus thinks they did their job correctly I would have expected a statement from Momentus of the same sort SpaceX made post-Zuma. "We successfully commanded the deployment of the satellites." They're a publicly traded company. They're going to want to cast themselves in the best light possible.
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https://www.romania-insider.com/small-satellite-built-romanian-students-reaches-orbit-dec-2023
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the deployer did not open on the first attempt. The launcher mechanism from Alba Orbital did not work, and ROM-3 remained stuck inside, alongside the other satellites, as reported by Agerpres.
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On Monday, November 28, at 11:25, Alba Orbital made the second attempt to open the launcher, and it succeeded. ROM-3 was launched into orbit and is now operational.

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ISIL's fault?
Momentus (ISIL deployer)
   AMAN-1/Stork-7 (3U, SatRev/Oman) (not deployed)
   Hello Test 1 & 2 (?P, Hello Space, Turkey)
   JinjuSat-1 (2U, CONTEC, South Korea) (not deployed)
   Picacho (1U, Lunasonde, USA) (not deployed)

Side note, but is this spelled correctly? I can't find any company named "ISIL". Did they mean ISL? The launch services subsidiary of ISISpace? (This company seems to love problematic acronyms.)
« Last Edit: 12/09/2023 12:46 am by mlindner »
LEO is the ocean, not an island (let alone a continent). We create cruise liners to ride the oceans, not artificial islands in the middle of them. We need a physical place, which has physical resources, to make our future out there.

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Hmmm, so ISILaunch used to be named Innovative Space Logistics (ISL)?  I wish they'd just make it all ISISpace, it would be less confusing.

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Lunasonde is the company that hired Rogue.  Lunasonde think their satellite may have deployed.

https://spacewatch.global/2023/12/lunasonde-to-launch-satellite-for-subsurface-imaging/

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We have equipped our twins Connecta T3.1 & T3.2 with high-resolution cameras, as a part of our in-orbit ISL communication tests for our future IoT and Earth Observation missions. 🛰🛰

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Two more satellites cataloged from the Transporter 9 launch. 58696 appears to have separated from @D_Orbit ION on Dec 21 around 0900 UTC and is possibly LEMUR-2-NANAZ while 58697 may have been ejected a day earlier, although it is in a slightly lower orbit.

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Well, that complicates things.

Earlier Space-Track had
58697  2023-174DG  AAC-HSI-SAT3 (i.e. Hyper3)
58848  2023-174DH  AAC-AIS-SAT3 (i.e. Ymir)

But they have now changed it to
58697  2023-174DG   OBJECT DH  (sic)
58848  2023-174DH   AAC-HSI-SAT3
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Rogue Space Systems operations team is announcing the suspension of the active phase of a partially successful mission.
FEBRUARY 9, 2024

Rogue Space Systems operations team is announcing the suspension of the active phase of our first on orbit mission. Barry 1 was launched on November 11, 2023, and has been in orbit since then. It was designed to test our Scalable Compute Platform (SCP) and its ability to aggregate data from multiple sensors and process that data in real time. We had ongoing power-system issues on the bus through LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase), and after two months of operations, towards the end of LEOP, we lost communication with the satellite. Rogue performed some testing of the SCP and never had the opportunity to test the IVO drive. “I’d like to take the opportunity to praise IVO for being a great customer, and we are in discussions on a second attempt during one of our upcoming new missions.” -Jon Beam, CEO

We are currently investigating the cause of the loss of communication and will provide updates as we learn more. We will continue to attempt to re-establish communication with the satellite and are offering IVO the opportunity to fly on the upcoming Rogue hosting missions launching in 2025. Despite the loss of communication, we met many goals with the mission, including some testing on SCP. We would like to take this time to thank the hundreds of team members, partners, investors, friends, and family that have given us so much support and encouragement as we’ve made this huge step as a space company!

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