The Space Truck, powered by Plasmos’ dual-mode propulsion system, will transport payloads to altitudes as high as 1,400 kilometers “to enable in-space manufacturing, last-mile delivery, point-to-point transportation, on-orbit servicing and active debris removal,” Plamso CEO Ali Baghchehsara said Feb. 9 during Plasmos’ unveiling of the Space Truck.Plasmos’ plans to conduct its first technology demonstration flight in January 2024 has captured the attention of potential customers and partners including the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), which identifies commercial technology with military applications, and on-orbit refueling business Orbit Fab.
https://spacenews.com/plasmos-unveils-space-truck/QuoteThe Space Truck, powered by Plasmos’ dual-mode propulsion system, will transport payloads to altitudes as high as 1,400 kilometers “to enable in-space manufacturing, last-mile delivery, point-to-point transportation, on-orbit servicing and active debris removal,” Plamso CEO Ali Baghchehsara said Feb. 9 during Plasmos’ unveiling of the Space Truck.Plasmos’ plans to conduct its first technology demonstration flight in January 2024 has captured the attention of potential customers and partners including the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), which identifies commercial technology with military applications, and on-orbit refueling business Orbit Fab.The picture in the article shows a SpaceX fairing, so this sounds like a possible Transporter-10 payload.
On its demonstration flight, Plasmos is offering transportation for RebelSat, a cubesat built by students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to test a cold-gas aerospike thruster.
Well, thanks for the question, James. We currently have launched service agreements signed with SpaceX that will – that cover our launches in planned 2023, and the first one planned in 2024, which is currently targeted for January of 2024.
Apex announced April 4 that its first Aries satellite will fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 rideshare mission, scheduled for launch no earlier than January 2024. The satellite mission, dubbed “Call to Adventure” by the company, will carry multiple payloads for a set of undisclosed customers.
We are in the process of test integration at this point, awaiting delivery of government-furnished equipment. And because we’re beholden to DARPA [the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] for rideshare on a SpaceX Falcon 9, I think the last I heard was that they’ve pushed us to January of next year for launch
The first RROCI satellite launched on Transporter 6 on January 3, 2023, but it was never deployed from the launch vehicle, so RROCI is not on orbit. It met its demise when the launch vehicle returned to earth....After the demise of RROCI, the US Space Force issued a follow-on contract to Atmospheric to build, launch, and operate RROCI-2. Atmospheric had some additional components to be able to build a second satellite, which it is doing on an expedited timeframe. Atmospheric recognizes that the federal review process of satellite applications can be lengthy, however, the launch slot in January 2024 is available, and so Atmospheric is trying to finish all of the engineering and regulatory work in time to meet the December 2023 integration date for the launch in January 2024.
0911-EX-ST-2023Atomos Nuclear and Space Corp. with two satellites, Meson (tug, 108.4kg dry plus 10kg ammonia propellant) and Gluon, that launch attached to each other and then do proximity ops, docking, and propellant transfer demonstrations.
Hubble Network plans to launch an initial batch of four satellites on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 ride share mission in January 2024,...[May 31]
The satellites are due to launch on a Vigoride tug slated to join the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-10 rideshare mission in February to low Earth orbit.
Each LizzieSat bus can host up to thirty-five kilograms (35 kg) of Sidus or third-party payloads, for a total aggregatesatellite mass of up to one hundred kilograms (100 kg). The first two pairs of commercial LizzieSatsatellites, LS-3 and LS-4, and LS-5 and LS-6, which are the subject of the instant application, will be deployed no earlier than February and June 2024, respectively, on successive SpaceX Transporter rideshare missions.The first payload common to LS-3 through LS-6 is a 0.5U data processing unit (“DPU”)developed by Exo-Space, Inc., called “FeatherEdge.” FeatherEdge is an image-analysis devicethat is intended to provide onboard image processing using machine vision algorithms containedwithin the DPU to detect objects within its field of view.The LizzieSat satellites will also host three sensors: the Raptor Photonics Owl, RaptorPhotonics Hawk, and Satlab Polaris automatic identification system (“AIS”).The LS-4 satellite will also host a non-Earth imaging (“NEI”) camera manufactured by HEO Robotics Pty.Ltd. (“HEO Robotics”), called “Holmes.” The Holmes imager is specifically designed for NEIspace-to-space imaging and will capture resolved imagery of space objects as LS-4 moves throughits orbit.The LizzieSat Constellation will consist of one hundred (100) LS satellites operating indiverse orbits between 28°-98° inclination and 300-650 km altitude based on the operational needsand preferences of the customer payloads.
Tomorrow.io’s planned non-geostationary orbit Earth Exploration Satellite Service system consists of eighteen 6U identical satellites. Each of the eighteen space stations will host a twelve-channel, passive,millimeter-wave microwave sounder payload, commonly referred to as a radiometer, developedcollaboratively by MIT Lincoln Laboratories (MIT LL) and Tomorrow.io, built by Tomorrow.io,and integrated into a spacecraft based on a Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) standardized 6Ubus design. The Tomorrow.io satellites are scheduled to launch in pairs on multiple SpaceX Falcon 9rideshare missions out of either Cape Canaveral, Florida or Vandenberg Air Force Base,California between Q1 2024 through Q3 2025.
The on-orbit range will use the company’s Jackal small satellites. The first two are scheduled to launch to low Earth orbit in February on the SpaceX Transporter-10 rideshare.
Launcher said it is still planning to fly Orbiter on three Transporter missions in 2024, starting with Transporter-10 in February 2024 that will carry Orbiter SN5. “We are grateful that our current partners and customers are continuing to join us on our next flight,” it stated.