California startup Turion Space said Aug. 24 it has secured U.S. regulatory approval to sell space situational awareness (SSA) services from its first satellite next year.SpaceX is slated to fly the venture’s Droid.001 satellite May 15 on a Falcon 9 rideshare mission, Turion Space CEO Ryan Westerdahl said in an interview.
EOI’s first satellite, a technology demonstrator, is manifested to launch in 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This demonstration mission will allow EOI to test and validate its technology, ensuring the satellite’s configuration and operational parameters meet the desired mission applications. Providing imagery at a 15 cm (6-inch) ground sample distance will enable EOI to deliver worldwide high-resolution imagery and location data in a timely manner, never previously seen from commercial satellites.
EOI is manifested to launch on board SpaceX’s Transporter-8 rideshare mission, which will liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The deal follows on from their first deal signed with SpaceX in February, which will launch the first of Satellite Vu’s planned constellation of satellites in May 2023; meeting the urgent demand from businesses for data that can assist the energy transition.
SpaceX will the launching the Kanyini cubesat on a 2023 Transporter mission.https://www.isispace.nl/news/south-australias-first-satellite-kanyini-booked-to-blast-off-in-2023/"Under the Launch Services Agreement, Myriota has booked a spot for South Australia’s home-grown satellite to blast off on a SpaceX Transporter mission in 2023."
It’s expected Kanyini will be launched in early 2023.
It turns out that Optimus-1 was remanifested to launch on Transporter-8:Arianespace partners with Australian space tug startup [dated Oct. 31]Quote from: SpaceNewsOptimus-1, SMC’s first 270-kilogram space tug, is slated to make its debut in the second quarter of 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission to low Earth orbit (LEO).After separating from the rocket, Optimus-1 is due to carry Australian customer payloads to their final orbital destinations as it gains flight qualification.SMC has not released technical details for Optimus-1, which was originally due to launch in 2022 on a small launch vehicle being developed by Gilmour Space, another Australian startup.
Optimus-1, SMC’s first 270-kilogram space tug, is slated to make its debut in the second quarter of 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission to low Earth orbit (LEO).After separating from the rocket, Optimus-1 is due to carry Australian customer payloads to their final orbital destinations as it gains flight qualification.SMC has not released technical details for Optimus-1, which was originally due to launch in 2022 on a small launch vehicle being developed by Gilmour Space, another Australian startup.
Thomas Grübler, chief executive of OroraTech, said in an interview that second satellite is slated for launch in May 2023 on a SpaceX Transporter rideshare mission and, like the first, is being developed in cooperation with Spire.OroraTech’s first satellite launched in January on another SpaceX Transporter mission to demonstrate the company’s thermal infrared camera.
Tomorrow-R1 (weather radar)2020-EX-ST-202285kg, built by Astro Digital with Corvus-XL bus
In addition, technology development to support Rendezvous and Proximity Operations has advanced, including a successful design review in October with Momentus’ technology partners. The team is looking forward to a flight demonstration with Vigoride-7 targeted to launch on the SpaceX Transporter-8 mission, slated for June 2023. Rendezvous and Proximity Operations will enable future Vigoride vehicles to interact with other objects in space, paving the way for a next-generation reusable OSV and in-space services such as debris removal, end-of-life de-orbit, relocation, and mission enhancement.
Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial space company that offers transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, has signed a contract with FOSSA Systems ("FOSSA"), a Spanish company that offers global low-power Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and in-space services through its satellite constellation, to place its latest generation of satellites, FOSSASat FEROX, into low-Earth orbit on two Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle missions starting in 2023.The first group of FOSSA's next-generation satellites is slated to launch on a Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle on the SpaceX Transporter-8 mission no earlier than June 2023. This mission will demonstrate the satellites’ new design features and act as a demonstration for a second batch of satellites expected to launch onboard a follow-on Vigoride vehicle on a later SpaceX Transporter mission, kicking off the deployment of a new constellation of FOSSA satellites.
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Iridium Satellite LLC (“Iridium”) requests special temporary authority (“STA”) for a period of one-hundred eighty days, between April 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023, to transmit in the 1618.725–1626.5 MHz band from its space stations to the Winnebago-1 satellite and return capsule operated by Varda Space Industries, Inc. (“Varda”). Iridium requests that the STA be issued by March 15, 2023, to satisfy the requirements of the launch integrators.The Winnebago-1 is a satellite mission to be conducted by Varda to gain flight heritage for on-orbit and re-entry systems. It culminates with the separation of a return capsule from the bus that will return to Earth under parachute at the Utah Test and Training Range (“UTTR”). After the return capsule separates from the bus, it will initiate communications of GPS location data to Varda mission operations via an Iridium 9602 modem. Although the modem will provide real time information about the return capsule’s location as it deorbits and lands, primary vehicle tracking and vehicle recovery will be conducted by UTTR.