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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1672799289343442944

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The first identifications for the sats launched on Transporter-8 have come in. Current score: 71 payloads launched; 65 deployed/3 failed to deploy/ 3 with deployment pending; 57 tracked; 19 identified

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Designed and assembled at FOSSA´s headquarters, FEROX measures 60 x 20 x 2.5 cm when unfolded and weighs 2kg. It was launched 10 days ago aboard SpaceX Transporter-8 from Vandenberg Air Force Base and is now orbiting at 537km in an SSO LEO. Stay tuned for more updates on #FEROX

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The first identifications for the sats launched on Transporter-8 have come in. Current score: 71 payloads launched; 65 deployed/3 failed to deploy/ 3 with deployment pending; 57 tracked; 19 identified

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1672958598173929473
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Correction: the Orbiter SN3 payloads are reported to have deployed, so the current score for Trans.8 is:
71 payloads launched, 68 deployed, 3 pending; 57 tracked, 19 identified



The Skykraft sats may not have separated yet, so I would say the deployed number is lower if that's the case.

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https://twitter.com/starfishspace/status/1674878691460128768

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The Journey of Otter Pup: the Path Forward

After deployment, Otter Pup is rotating ~100x faster than planned. Here are the steps we'll attempt over multiple months to recover the satellite:

1. Stay alive (maintain comms & power)
2. Detumble
3. Check for damage
4. Commission

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http://exolaunch.com/news_91
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Berlin, Germany / Ahmedabad, India — 03 July, 2023 — Azista BST Aerospace (ABA), the Indo-German joint venture aiming to revolutionize the mass production of small satellites for mega-constellations, and Exolaunch, a leading global provider of mission management, integration services and smallsat deployment technologies have launched and deployed AFR-1, ABA’s first satellite, with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 on the Transporter-8 rideshare mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on June 12, 2023 2:35pm PT.

The ABA First Runner (AFR-1) is carrying a payload destined for Earth observation, using an electro-optical sensor with a medium-resolution Ground Sample Distance (GSD) to image a large area. AFR-1 rolled off the ABA factory floor as a showcase of the joint venture’s manufacturing capabilities catering to mass producing satellites in a short amount of time. The satellite model spearheaded by AFR-1 is based on a modular bus which can host a wide variety of payloads with little to no software or hardware updates.

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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1681871311721713665

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Good progress by @18thSDS today on identifying the objects from Transporter 8. Of 70 payloads released so far , 51 (i.e. 73%) have now been identified. The largest object still missing is the defunct Orbiter SN3.

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Launch Photos posted by Launcher Space

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Launcher Space photos of Orbiter SN3

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[Space News] Varda waiting on FAA license to return space manufacturing capsule
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In a July 24 interview, Delian Asparouhov, co-founder of Varda, said the company was still working with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation for a reentry license for the spacecraft.

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https://twitter.com/StarfishSpace/status/1696544868536049773
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Update on the Otter Pup Mission

Starfish is excited to announce the successful stabilization of Otter Pup on-orbit, less than two months after the satellite was deployed rotating at over 330 degrees per second. Read our full update for more on this incredible engineering effort:

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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1707103455309869264
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New object cataloged from the Transporter-8 launch. It's in among the mass of objects in the 520 km range, so not another ION deployment (ION moved to a higher orbit). We were indeed missing one payload from the count-  now 72 objects tracked vs 72 expected, with 12 unidentified

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Unidentified sats from T8 are now: FEROX 1 to 4, Pleiades, Skykraft 3D, MDQSAT 1C/1D, ROM-2, Unicorn-2I, SATLLA-2I, and Orbiter SN3. Orbiter is most likely object AE, the only unidentified object with 'medium' rather than 'small' RCS and the one with the lowest drag (red in plot)

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1707105204485693646
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67723524

An innovative UK climate satellite has failed in orbit just six months after launch

By Jonathan Amos
Science correspondent
December 15, 2023

HotSat-1 was put up to map heat loss from buildings and was doing so successfully until its camera stopped working earlier this week.

SatVu, the London company behind the mission, does not expect to restore operations even though engineers are still in contact with the spacecraft.

The satellite was fully insured and a replacement will be flown in 2025.

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