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0732-EX-CN-2022

The CesiumAstro hosted payload on Launcher's Orbiter deployer.  Ka-band phased array communications demo.

Gives the launch as early November, with LTDN 10:00am
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twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1552711244527943681?

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Launcher’s first spacecraft, Orbiter SN1, is readying for its ride to orbit later this year aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-6 mission.

The orbital transfer vehicle will include six deployed spacecraft and four hosted payloads.

Learn more → launcherspace.com/orbiter

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0811-EX-CN-2022  Geometric Energy Corporation
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: GEOMETRIC-1 is a train constellation rideshare mission, consisting of three ~10 kg 6U class satellites (GENMAT-1, NOCLIP-1, and MOXY-1) using a common spacecraft bus intended to reach a stable low altitude (~550 km) high inclination (~89 degrees) Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO) on the SpaceX Transport 6 Launch (NET Late October/November 2022) and operate for up to two years. A fourth satellite (ACS-1) has been deferred to the SpaceX Transporter 7 or later launch.
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GENMAT-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on correlated geodetic mineralogical data acquisition. GENMAT-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a hyperspectral imager.
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NOCLIP-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on sharing the Overview Effect sensory experience through Virtual Reality. NPOCLIP-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a wide field 4K resolution camera optimized for the sensory experience.
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MOXY-1 Technology Development, Demonstration, and Deployment mission focused on Distributed Ledger Technology & Imaging. MOXY-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with internal imaging sensors and screen to display and share/advertise digital tokens in space.

This company still seems a bit odd. It will be interesting to see if they get their paperwork done in time.

Maverick Space Systems is the mission integrator.

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0811-EX-CN-2022  Geometric Energy Corporation
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: GEOMETRIC-1 is a train constellation rideshare mission, consisting of three ~10 kg 6U class satellites (GENMAT-1, NOCLIP-1, and MOXY-1) using a common spacecraft bus intended to reach a stable low altitude (~550 km) high inclination (~89 degrees) Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO) on the SpaceX Transport 6 Launch (NET Late October/November 2022) and operate for up to two years. A fourth satellite (ACS-1) has been deferred to the SpaceX Transporter 7 or later launch.
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GENMAT-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on correlated geodetic mineralogical data acquisition. GENMAT-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a hyperspectral imager.
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NOCLIP-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on sharing the Overview Effect sensory experience through Virtual Reality. NPOCLIP-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a wide field 4K resolution camera optimized for the sensory experience.
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MOXY-1 Technology Development, Demonstration, and Deployment mission focused on Distributed Ledger Technology & Imaging. MOXY-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with internal imaging sensors and screen to display and share/advertise digital tokens in space.

This company still seems a bit odd. It will be interesting to see if they get their paperwork done in time.

Maverick Space Systems is the mission integrator.

"a bit odd"?
~89 degree inclination is not Sun Synchronous.
All SSO orbits have inclinations greater than 90 degrees.
For 550 km, SSO is ~97.6 degrees.
And what's with the "Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO)"?
Somebody is at best extremely careless and/or confused.
And a lot odd.
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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And what's with the "Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO)"?

They have also been working on a payload for one of the lunar flights, just a copy/paste typo there.

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Momentus Space LLC (“Momentus”) hereby amends its pending application and requests authority to include a UHF beacon on its Vigoride-5 (“VR-5”) spacecraft. The beacon transmissions will contain data from GPS receivers onboard the spacecraft and will be used to facilitate the acquisition of the satellite after deployment, thereby reducing the probability that Momentus will not be able to communicate with the spacecraft as a result of any anomalies.
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Momentus also updates its concept of operations to reflect the installation of a failsafe deployment timer, which has a battery backup for the Payload Management Unit.5 The timer system commences upon deployment and begins a countdown that will trigger the release of the single deployable payload6 onboard VR-5 after 7 days.7 In the event that the VR-5 bus experiences a failure and Momentus is unable to command the deployment of the customer payload, the timer system provides a failsafe deployment mechanism.

The only remaining payloads are ZEUS-1 and SSPD-1

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Investigation into the Vigoride anomalies on the Transporter-5 flight has completed:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220801005903/en/Momentus-First-Demonstration-Mission-Status-Update-4

Relevant part for this Transporter-6 mission:

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Momentus' plans for additional launches of the Vigoride vehicle later this year and in 2023 remain as stated in the Q1 earnings call on May 10, 2022, with agreements signed with SpaceX for launches on upcoming Transporter missions in 2022 and 2023, including Transporter-6 currently targeted for November 2022.

Momentus has identified the root cause of the anomalies experienced during the initial Vigoride demonstration mission. The Company convened an Independent Review Team of highly experienced space experts who reviewed the root cause findings of Momentus engineers and concurred with their findings. Momentus has made good progress in implementing corrective actions on the Vigoride-5 vehicle that the Company plans to fly on the SpaceX Transporter-6 mission.

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D-Orbit Announces Multi-Year Launch and Deployment Contract with Swiss Satellite Internet of things (IoT) network operator Astrocast

THE AGREEMENT COVERS THE LAUNCH AND DEPLOYMENT OF 20 SATELLITES, WHICH ARE PART OF ASTROCAST’S GROWING CONSTELLATION FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS, OVER A THREE-YEAR TIME SPAN.

Fino Mornasco, Italy, August 9, 2022: D-Orbit, a space logistics company, announced today the signing of a multiple launch and deployment contract with Astrocast, a leading Swiss IoT-focused nanosatellite company.

According to the agreement, D-Orbit will launch twenty of Astrocast’s satellites aboard ION Satellite Carrier, D-Orbit’s versatile and cost-effective orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) designed to precisely deploy satellites and perform technology demonstrations of third-party payloads in orbit. The satellites, which will join Astrocast’s constellation of satellites for the Internet of things (IoT), will be delivered to space over a period of three years, through multiple missions.

The first launch, scheduled no sooner than November 2022 aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9, will deploy a batch of four 3U satellites on a 500-600-kilometer Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

Two following batches of spacecraft, which include six 6U satellites and ten 6U satellites, will be released in 2023 and 2024 respectively.

Astrocast’s existing low latency nanosatellite IoT network offers customers bidirectional communication between their devices and the company’s global network. As they continue to scale, with these launches Astrocast is investing in their network to carry on providing organizations with a high-quality and reliable SatIoT experience. This investment prepares Astrocast for the future and builds further robustness, reliability and resilience into customers’ network.

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Orbiter SN1 —for scale (clean room and fod friendly next level version: 3D printed in copper alloy) (by @johnkrausphotos)

https://twitter.com/launcher/status/1557500451498561537

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RROCI on this flight

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NSS-XISP Alpha CubeSat Project

NSS has teamed with Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc. (XISP-Inc.) on the Alpha Cube Sat (ACS).
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ACS is manifested as part of the SpaceX Falcon 9, Transporter 6 Flight, Geometric-1 LEO & Beyond Rideshare mission, launching from Cape Canaveral, to a circularized orbit with potential for a Trans Lunar Injection/Lunar Flyby trajectory insertion maneuver delta-v boost.

https://space.nss.org/nss-alpha-cubesat-project/
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https://spacenews.com/direct-to-cell-startups-welcome-musks-arrival/
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This second satellite is now slated to fly with two other Lynk spacecraft on a SpaceX Transporter 6 mission slated for December, Miller said.

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I'm assuming these are on Transporter 6...


Spire selects propulsion provider ThrustMe for new LEMUR satellites

The I2T5 propulsion system. Credit: ThrustMe
Edinburgh / Paris, 1 September 2022. – In-orbit propulsion solutions provider ThrustMe, has delivered seven propulsion systems to Spire Global, for its LEMUR 3U satellites as the company builds upon its fully deployed constellation of over 100 satellites, ThrustMe said. This is the first time Spire will integrate and use propulsion on its LEMUR satellites.

Spire’s LEMUR (Low Earth Multi-Use Receiver) satellites will be integrated with ThrustMe’s I2T5 iodine cold gas system during their launch scheduled for Q4 2022. The propulsion system will enable for performance optimization while preparing the constellation for upcoming deorbiting regulations.

The LEMUR constellation helps track maritime, aviation, and weather activity from space. The satellites are equipped with sensors that are capable of capturing data any time of the day and in any weather conditions. The I2T5 iodine cold gas propulsion system will improve satellite manoeuvrability for phasing, collision avoidance, and end-of-life deorbiting.

To date, ThrustMe has delivered over 20 I2T5 systems to clients worldwide. The company is currently is in the process of setting up a dedicated industrial production facility to meet commercial demand.

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December?
https://spacenews.com/direct-to-cell-startups-welcome-musks-arrival/
[SN August 29]
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This second satellite is now slated to fly with two other Lynk spacecraft on a SpaceX Transporter 6 mission slated for December, Miller said.

Contradicted by:
SFN Launch Schedule updated August 31:
November launch
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December?
https://spacenews.com/direct-to-cell-startups-welcome-musks-arrival/
[SN August 29]
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This second satellite is now slated to fly with two other Lynk spacecraft on a SpaceX Transporter 6 mission slated for December, Miller said.

Contradicted by:
SFN Launch Schedule updated August 31:
November launch

Not anymore. Today's update changed the launch date on SFN to December.

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https://twitter.com/momentusspace/status/1572243128379412483

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The latest Vigoride that will fly on the @SpaceX Transporter-6 mission recently completed vibration testing @experiorlabs. Thank you to our team of smiling engineers who ushered the spacecraft through this important phase of pre-flight testing.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220919005840/en/Momentus-Completes-Vibration-Testing-of-Vigoride-Orbital-Service-Vehicle

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Request to Extend Launch Deadline

Umbra Lab, Inc. (“Umbra”) requests a sixty-day extension of Condition #21 of its license (Call
Sign S3095),1 requiring launch of all satellites by January 13, 2023. Additional time is required
due to launch delays beyond Umbra’s control.

Umbra is authorized to launch and operate six satellites under its License. Umbra has successfully
launched three of its six authorized satellites and plans to launch two more satellites on the
upcoming rideshare mission scheduled for December 2022
. Condition #21 of the License provides
that “[t]his license will be null and void for any satellites not launched before January 13, 2023”
(the “Launch Period”). Umbra is not able to meet the requirement for its sixth satellite due to a
delay in the launch (until February 15, 2023), imposed by the launch services provider and beyond
Umbra’s control. In an abundance of caution to allow for further minor launch delays, Umbra
requests an extension, until March 14, 2023, of the deployment deadline specified in Condition
#21.

Umbra understands that the Launch Period requirement is based on 47 C.F.R. §25.122(c)(2) and
was imposed to ensure that all authorized satellites deorbit within six (6) years. Umbra will be able
to comply with 47 C.F.R. §25.122(c)(2), regardless of launch date, by deorbiting the satellite
within six (6) years using the propulsion system. Moreover, Umbra will not operate the satellite
past the end of the License term (January 13, 2028). The later launch is not expected to materially
shorten the satellite’s lifetime, if at all. Under nominal conditions, the satellite would still have
nearly five (5) years to operate, which is close to the maximum expected mission lifetime for the
satellite.

Given the modest extension of the Launch Period and Umbra’s ability to ensure that the satellite
demises within the six-year License term through active deorbiting, Umbra submits that this brief
extension of time is justified. Further, grant of this extension is in the public interest2 because it
would allow Umbra to continue providing its government and commercial customers with highquality
SAR imagery at a time when such imagery is in high demand as a result of world events.
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TAIFA-1 moved from Transporter-6 to Transporter-7

https://twitter.com/EXOLAUNCH/status/1575473517734289408

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