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Discussion thread for SpaceX's Transporter 10 dedicated rideshare flight.

Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch targeting 4 March 2024 on Falcon 9 (booster 10xx.x) launching from VSFB SLC-4E to SSO.



Payloads:

Exolaunch
   AEROS (3U, Portugal) (Open Cosmos)
   BRO-12/13 (2x 8U, Unseenlabs, France)
   EagleEye (microsat, Creotech Instruments, Poland)
   HORACIO (16U, Satlantis)
   Hubble-1/2 (2x 16U, Spire for Hubble Network)
   IOD-6 Hammer (6U, Open Cosmos, UK)
   IRIS-F1 (3U, SATORO Space/NCKU, Taiwan)
   OrbAstro-TR2 (6U, OrbAstro, UK)
   SONATE-2 (6U+, Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg, Germany)
   Veery-0E (1U, Care Weather)

Optimus OTV (Space Machines)

Aries demo sat (200kg, Apex, multiple hosted payloads)
CBAS-LCE (2x 6U, NIWC/MDA, US)
CroCube (1U, Croatia)
Jackal (2x 275kg, True Anomaly)
LizzieSat ? (100kg, Sidus Space)
M3 (3U, Missouri University of Science & Technology) (0984-EX-CN-2023)
Meson (118kg, Atomos Nuclear and Space)
   Gluon (73kg, attached to Meson for launch, Atomos Nuclear and Space)
MethaneSat (366kg)
MuSat-2 (67kg, Muon Space)
NewSat xx (x? microsat, Satellogic)
Quantum Sentry (6U, Quantum Space)
RROCI-2 (12U/18kg, Orion Space)
Tomorrow.io (2x 6U, Tomorrow.io)
Tower 5/6 (2x 85kg, Lynk Global)
YAM-6 (90kg)

Possible Payloads:
Aerospacelab (4x microsat)
Pony Express 2 (2x 12U, Tyvak)
RAY (63kg, Inversion Space)
Geometric 2 (@GeometricEnergy) (0811-EX-CN-2022)
   MOXY-1 (6U)
   NOCLIP-1 (6U) (@NOCLIPTOKEN)
PY4 (4x 1.5U, NASA)
Space Truck (?, Plasmos)
   Rebelsat (?U, UNLV)

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Removed Payloads:
   ?Stork-7 (3U, SatRevolution, Poland)
   ?Zeus-2 (3U-XL, Qosmosys, Singapore)
   San Xavier (6U, Lunasonde)

Momentus Vigoride 7
   C rypto-3A (3U, C ryptosat, US)
   CUAVA-2 (6U, U of Sydney, Australia)
   Djibouti-1B (1U, Djibouti)
   Gaindesat (1U, Senegal)
   HelloPod (4x 2P? .5U?, Hello Space, Turkey)
   OREsat-0.5 (2U, PSAS, USA)
   PICO-1B (9x 1/3U, Apogeo)
   SOWA--1 (6U, SatRev, Poland)
   TROOP-F2 (6U, NearSpace Launch) (via SEOPS)
   Waratah Seed WS-1 (6U, U of Sydney, Australia)
   WREN (6U, C3S, Hungary)
   (hosted) Triton-X Genesis (LuxSpace)
   (hosted) CLIP+ (FOSSA, IoT)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #1 on: 02/12/2023 12:35 pm »
https://spacenews.com/plasmos-unveils-space-truck/ [Feb 11]

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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.

The picture in the article shows a SpaceX fairing, so this sounds like a possible Transporter-10 payload.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/2023 01:33 pm »
https://spacenews.com/plasmos-unveils-space-truck/

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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.

The picture in the article shows a SpaceX fairing, so this sounds like a possible Transporter-10 payload.

This article also says...

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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.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #3 on: 03/09/2023 09:17 pm »
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4585480-momentus-inc-mnts-q4-2022-earnings-call-transcript [earnings call Mar 7]

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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.

Looks like Vigoride is confirmed for this launch.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #4 on: 04/04/2023 03:28 pm »
Apex to launch first satellite in 2024 (Space News) [Apr 4]

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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.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #5 on: 04/10/2023 01:18 pm »
DARPA's first Blackjack satellites possibly on this launch:

https://breakingdefense.com/2023/03/project-blackjack-darpas-test-of-satellite-laser-links-delayed/ [Mar 15]

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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
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #6 on: 04/13/2023 09:57 pm »
0634-EX-CN-2023
ROCCI-2 from Orion Space, 18kg
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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.
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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.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #7 on: 04/26/2023 01:23 am »
0911-EX-ST-2023
Atomos 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.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #8 on: 04/26/2023 01:41 am »
0675-EX-CN-2023 
Veery-0E, 1U from Care Weather Technologies

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #9 on: 04/28/2023 01:52 pm »
0911-EX-ST-2023
Atomos 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.

Corresponding permit request for Gluon
0943-EX-ST-2023
73kg wet mass
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #10 on: 05/07/2023 02:54 am »
The first Optimus orbital transfer vehicle has moved from Transporter 8 to Transporter 10. From The Advertiser, Saturday, 6 May 2023, p.26.

"Space Machines Company will launch its first orbital transfer vehicle, Optimus, on a SpaceX rocket in January, and then plans to launch three more and eventually have a fleet of four spacecraft to help customers manage their satellites in space."
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #12 on: 05/31/2023 05:10 pm »
https://techcrunch.com/2023/05/31/hubble-network-is-building-out-a-space-based-bluetooth-network-to-connect-over-billion-devices/
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Hubble Network plans to launch an initial batch of four satellites on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 ride share mission in January 2024,...[May 31]
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #13 on: 06/07/2023 07:07 am »
https://spacenews.com/apogeo-space-orders-second-space-tug-for-connectivity-constellation/ [Jun 6]

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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.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #16 on: 06/17/2023 01:13 am »
More info on the LizzieSats

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Each LizzieSat bus can host up to thirty-five kilograms (35 kg) of Sidus or third-party payloads, for a total aggregate
satellite mass of up to one hundred kilograms (100 kg). The first two pairs of commercial LizzieSat
satellites, 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 device
that is intended to provide onboard image processing using machine vision algorithms contained
within the DPU to detect objects within its field of view.

The LizzieSat satellites will also host three sensors: the Raptor Photonics Owl, Raptor
Photonics 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 NEI
space-to-space imaging and will capture resolved imagery of space objects as LS-4 moves through
its orbit.

The LizzieSat Constellation will consist of one hundred (100) LS satellites operating in
diverse orbits between 28°-98° inclination and 300-650 km altitude based on the operational needs
and preferences of the customer payloads.

From the filing on 6/13

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : Q1 2024
« Reply #17 on: 06/17/2023 01:29 am »
Tomorrow.io updated its schedule and confirmed it is targeting Transporter-10 which is now NET February (was January in the previous filing, the yellow highlight is theirs). LTAN changed from 1100 to 1300.

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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, developed
collaboratively 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 6U
bus design.
The Tomorrow.io satellites are scheduled to launch in pairs on multiple SpaceX Falcon 9
rideshare missions out of either Cape Canaveral, Florida or Vandenberg Air Force Base,
California between Q1 2024 through Q3 2025.

The filing was made on 6/14.
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https://spacenews.com/true-anomaly-to-pursue-military-contracts-for-virtual-live-training-tech/ [Jun 20]
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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. 

(more Jackal info): https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56359.msg2446415#msg2446415
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https://spacenews.com/second-orbiter-transfer-vehicle-malfunctions/ [Jun 23]

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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.
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This one is odd, says it's on a Spaceflight SHERPA on T10.  Also says it's launching to 600km and has a 2-day lifespan.

0984-EX-CN-2023  M3 (3U), Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Apparently NASA has been looking for a launch opportunity for M3 since 2019.

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Currently, both prototype and flight versions of M3 are being fabricated/integrated. Plans are underway to conduct environmental testing of the flight version this spring semester. Manifesting a launch has been approved by NASA, and NASA/Kennedy Space Center personnel are actively seeking a launch opportunity for M3 (possibly using an Antares launch vehicle).

My guess it was manifested to be launched on a Sherpa on a Transporter Mission in 2021-2022 but didn't make it. The documents for the latest filing were just edited carelessly.
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MOXY-1 and Noclip-1 projected to be on Transporter-10 after licence delays (first Transporter-6, then Transporter-8)

https://medium.com/@xiprotocol/xi-protocol-mission-updates-and-utility-expansions-138359ed9bd9

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Geometric-2 and DOGE-1 Mission Update
The Geometric-2 mission and DOGE-1 mission licensing approvals with the FCC are still undergoing further coordination with mission management as well as the NTIA and NASA. GEC expects approval upcoming in alignment with a NET Transporter-10 SpaceX launch in collaboration with our integration partner Maverick Space to launch the MOXY-1 and NOCLIP-1 satellites which were completed by Exobotics. There is the final assembly build of DOGE-1 to begin at Exobotics beyond the Flatsat configuration in alignment with the launch timing to the Moon as per fulfillment of the GEC SpaceX LSA which is manifested on IM-1.

The resolution of open issues with Files # 0811-EX-CN-2022 (Geometric-2) & 0083-EX-CN-2022 (DOGE-1) NASA Frequency Assignment issues is sought with NASA Glenn Research Center, namely ensuring regulatory concerns of the requested operations conform especially the requested center point frequency of 8262.5 MHz and the interference concerns with the proposed uplink operations using a frequency of 2109.5 MHz.

Muon's next satellite looks like it will launch on this mission. Its first satellite just launched on Transporter-8

https://spacenews.com/muon-wins-option-to-monitor-ionosphere-for-space-force/ [Jul 11]

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MuSat-2, is scheduled to launch in February. While MuSat-2 shares the same spacecraft bus as MuSat-1, it will be equipped with Muon’s first software-defined sensor.
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RAY from Inversion Space.  Reentry capsule demonstrator, 63kg.  Intends to do a targeted deorbit off the coast of California with a single burn of their propulsion system from 500km. That seems a bit, uhmmm, "ambitious" to me.
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RAY from Inversion Space.  Reentry capsule demonstrator, 63kg.  Intends to do a targeted deorbit off the coast of California with a single burn of their propulsion system from 500km. That seems a bit, uhmmm, "ambitious" to me.
1102-EX-CN-2023

From the pdf, the capsule mass is 19.82 kg, and the service module mass is 43.59 kg, of which 11.33 kg is propellant.

Initial mass 19.82 + 43.59 = 63.41kg
Final mass = 63.41 - 11.33 = 52.08kg

ΔV from 500km x 500km to 500km x 0km = 145.7m/s.

Even if the bipropellant rocket engine only had an Isp of 84, that could generate 146m/s.

What part of the mission are you suggesting is particularly "ambitious"? Attitude control? Comms?


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The history of propulsion systems working entirely as expected on new smallsat platforms is checkered at best.  Would think it might be prudent to do it in a couple steps, especially with something designed to survive reentry.

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https://twitter.com/daniellemorrill/status/1683838229953523714

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In-space logistics startup Atomos Space will launch its first demonstration mission on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 in the first quarter of 2024, as the company looks to gain an early foothold in the emerging market for orbital transfer services.

https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/25/atomos-space-books-launch-to-demonstrate-rendezvous-docking-and-refueling-in-orbit/

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SAT-LOA-20230414-00088

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Loft Orbital has manifested YAM-6 on a Falcon 9 that is scheduled for launch in October 2023. YAM-6 will be launched as a secondary payload. YAM-6 has no on-board propulsion and therefore does not actively change its orbit. Basic physical dimensions are 875 mm x 677 mm x 665 mm with a mass of approximately 90.8 kg. The satellite is composed of the LeoStella bus and the Loft Payload Hub. Loft Orbital will operate the following payloads onboard YAM-6 on behalf of its customers: 1 hyperspectral imager and 1 multi-spectral imager.

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SAT-LOA-20230414-00088

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Loft Orbital has manifested YAM-6 on a Falcon 9 that is scheduled for launch in October 2023. YAM-6 will be launched as a secondary payload. YAM-6 has no on-board propulsion and therefore does not actively change its orbit. Basic physical dimensions are 875 mm x 677 mm x 665 mm with a mass of approximately 90.8 kg. The satellite is composed of the LeoStella bus and the Loft Payload Hub. Loft Orbital will operate the following payloads onboard YAM-6 on behalf of its customers: 1 hyperspectral imager and 1 multi-spectral imager.

One important information is missing in your quote :
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The launch date for the YAM-6 satellite has been moved from October 2023 to January 2024.
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SAT-LOA-20230729-00189

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Quantum Space requests authority to launch and operate one NGSO 6U cubesatellite “Quantum Sentry”.
The requested licensing issue date is December 15, 2023 given current launch service provider requirements
for the Transporter-10 mission. Transporter-10 is scheduled to launch in February 2024.

Quantum Space aims to expand space commerce by providing the technical foundation required to travel
through and operate in deep space more safely, reliably, affordably, and routinely. The primary goal is to build
a superhighway between the Earth and Moon. It would include a cislunar space network offering third-party
spacecraft space situational awareness, edge computing, communications, position, navigation, and
timing capabilities.

The spacecraft is designed and manufactured by Astro Digital and is based on the Corvus-6U platform.
The Quantum Space 6U spacecraft will use the SEOPS – Equalizer 6U Deployer to deploy the spacecraft
from the launch vehicle.

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https://africanews.space/djibouti-1a-and-1b-are-ready-for-launch/ [Jul 17]

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Mr Aboubakar Hassan, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Djibouti, recently announced that the Djibouti-1A will soon be delivered to launch broker, Exolaunch in Berlin, Germany, while the Djibouti-1B will be delivered in November 2023 for takeoff in February 2024.

Considering that Djibouti-1A will fly on Transporter-9 it's very likely that Dijbouti-1B will be on Transporter-10
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It appears Muon Space's MuSat-2 slipped from T9 to T10. From SpaceNews article on July 11
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MuSat-2 is scheduled to launch in February.

Original MuSat-2 post in the T9 thread.

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Iridium Satellite LLC (“Iridium”) seeks an experimental license for an eighteen (18) month period, beginning February 1, 2024, to add four experimental CubeSats known as PY4 to be operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) as points of communication for Iridium’s low earth orbit constellation authorized under Part 25 of the Commission’s Rules.

Iridium is seeking an experimental license for these operations because its Part 25 space station license does not cover space-to-space communications.1 To satisfy launch integrator requirements, Iridium respectfully requests that grant of this experimental license be issued no later than December 15, 2023.2

The anticipated duration of the PY4 CubeSats is 6-10 months. Iridium is seeking an 18-month experimental license term to cover the possibility of launch or other delays.

PY4 is a swarm of four (4) identical 1.5U CubeSats that will be used to demonstrate spacecraft-to- spacecraft ranging, on-orbit relative navigation, and
coordinated simultaneous multi-purpose radiation measurement. All four spacecraft will be deployed from the same dispenser, two at a time with a delay sufficient to avoid contact.
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PY4 spacecraft are built using commercial off-the-shelf components, based on the open-source PyCubed avionics framework. PyCubed is an opensource, radiation-tested CubeSat avionics platform that integrates power, computing, communication, and attitude determination and control functionality into a single low-cost module programmable entirely in the programming language Python.

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Satellogic Reports First Half 2023 Financial Results and Provides Business Update [Sep 21]
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To moderate capital expenditures, we do not expect to launch any additional satellites until the first quarter of 2024, with our next scheduled launch in Q1-2024 on SpaceX’s Transporter 10 mission.
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Sidus' LizzieSats apparently moving from T9 to T10, and securing Bandwagon-1 slots as well.
Spacewatch Sidus Space Secures Position on Upcoming Bandwagon Mission [Sep 22]
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Sidus Space initially planned to launch its first LizzieSat on Transporter-9 in Q4 2023. However,  the company adjusted its launch manifest to take advantage of the opportunity to cover more populated areas and increase data revenue. The updated schedule targets a first launch in Q1 2024, followed by two LizzieSats on a Bandwagon mission in Q2 2024.
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Spire for Hubble Network (Bluetooth via satellites), three 16U sats on T10 (x2) and T11 (x1).  Designed for Exolaunch deployers.
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Momentus to Provide Delivery Service for RIDE! Space
October 11, 2023 04:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses, transportation, and other in-space infrastructure services, has signed a contract with RIDE! Space for transportation and orbital delivery services in the first quarter of 2024.

RIDE! Space will be flying its Gaindesat and Djibouti payloads on a single mission.

“We are thrilled to mark this historic moment for the space sector of Africa with Momentus,” said RIDE! Space Chief Executive Officer Valentin Benoit. “Being an actor for sending the 1st Senegalese satellite and the 2nd one for Djibouti proves the objective RIDE! has given itself: make space more convenient, affordable and reliable. In this mission, Momentus plays a key role. They have also always been a trusted partner to RIDE!, responsive and ready to accommodate small sat players from our ecosystem.”

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This one is odd, says it's on a Spaceflight SHERPA on T10.  Also says it's launching to 600km and has a 2-day lifespan.
0984-EX-CN-2023  M3 (3U), Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Apparently NASA has been looking for a launch opportunity for M3 since 2019.
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Currently, both prototype and flight versions of M3 are being fabricated/integrated. Plans are underway to conduct environmental testing of the flight version this spring semester. Manifesting a launch has been approved by NASA, and NASA/Kennedy Space Center personnel are actively seeking a launch opportunity for M3 (possibly using an Antares launch vehicle).
My guess it was manifested to be launched on a Sherpa on a Transporter Mission in 2021-2022 but didn't make it. The documents for the latest filing were just edited carelessly.

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https://www.nasa.gov/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches/
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One CubeSat will launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-10:
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Momentus Signs Contract with SatRev for 2024 Orbital Delivery

October 17, 2023 08:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses, transportation, and other in-space infrastructure services, has signed a contract with SatRev for transportation and orbital delivery services in 2024.

SatRev is a Polish company established in 2016 that specializes in building small, lightweight nanosatellites. The company has contracted to fly its SOWA-1 payload with Momentus in the first quarter of next year.

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The Geometric Energy FCC permit for NOCLIP/MOXY was finally granted.

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0339-EX-CM-2023
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Reason for Modification Request: On October 18, 2023, the RROCI-2 team at Atmospheric
learned that SpaceX has changed the orbital altitude at which the RROCI-2 satellite will be released
into orbit. The new release altitude will be 590 km.

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A modification filed by Momentus gives a March date (and still has the 510km altitude).

In addition to doing rendezvous and proximity ops with TROOP-F2, VR-7 will also be doing RPO with a satellite from Orbit Fab that will also launch on T10 (but it is not launching from VR-7).
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : March 2024
« Reply #43 on: 11/04/2023 01:53 pm »
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231102397993/en/Momentus-Completes-Vibration-Testing-of-Vigoride-7-Orbital-Service-Vehicle

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Momentus Completes Vibration Testing of Vigoride-7 Orbital Service Vehicle
Spacecraft scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 Mission

November 03, 2023 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight 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 that it has completed vibration testing of its Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Transporter-10 mission no earlier than March 2024.

The vibration testing conducted at Experior Laboratories exposed the Vigoride spacecraft to the forces and environmental factors it may experience during launch.

"Vigoride-7 will mark the fourth flight of our Orbital Service Vehicle,” said Chief Commercial Officer Chris Kinman. “On this mission, we are slated to carry seven customers that require orbital delivery services and two customers requiring hosted payload services. We also plan to carry a Momentus-hosted payload that we will use to conduct a rendezvous and proximity operations demonstration – a key capability to support our reusability and sustainability goals.”

Momentus’ next flight will launch on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission scheduled for no earlier than November 2023. Momentus will use a plate deployer to provide transportation services for five payloads:

The AMAN-1 Earth Observation satellite for SatRev of Poland. The satellite can also be used for other services such as land surveys, precision agriculture, weather, environmental, and smart cities.
The JINJUSat-1 satellite for CONTEC Co. of the Republic of Korea. Cameras mounted on the satellite are carrying out a mission to take pictures of the Earth.

The Picacho satellite for Lunasonde - a U.S. sub-surface imaging company with the goal of making underground resources – like water and minerals – easier to find. The Picacho CubeSat is a technology demonstration of Lunasonde’s sensors. It will measure the power spectral density of low-frequency radio signals in the ionosphere, which will help inform designs for the company’s future satellites.

The Hello Test 1 and 2 satellites for Hello Space of Turkey as part of their “Hello for IoT” mission. The two PocketQubes are part of Hello Space’s broader mission to enable worldwide IoT ecosystems and end-to-data data services for various industries. Hello Test 1 and 2 are Hello Space’s second and third satellites launched into orbit.

Momentus has executed three orbital missions to date, deployed 15 customer payloads, and provided hosted payload services. The Company is currently booking rideshare and hosted payload customers on the SpaceX Transporter-11 mission targeted for no earlier than June 2024 and the SpaceX Transporter-12 mission targeted for no earlier than October 2024. Momentus provides its transportation and in-space services on either a deployer mounted directly to a Rideshare modular plate or a Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle depending on customer mission requirements. Momentus also offers its M-1000 satellite bus for customized and dedicated flights. Email [email protected] to start the reservation process.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : Florida : March 2024
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https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/news-and-events/news/detail/news/sonate2satellitemission [Nov 6]
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After more than two years of development, the nanosatellite SONATE-2 is about to be launched. The lift-off into orbit by a rocket is expected in March 2024. The satellite was designed and built by a team led by aerospace engineer Professor Hakan Kayal from Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany.

JMU has been developing small satellite missions for around 20 years. SONATE-2 now marks another high point.

The satellite will test novel artificial intelligence (AI) hardware and software technologies in near-Earth space. The goal is to use it to automatically detect anomalies on planets or asteroids in the future. The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs is funding the project with 2.6 million euros.

Training the AI on Board the Satellite
Comparable projects are few and far between, says Hakan Kayal: "What is unique about our mission is that the AI is trained on board. Normally, this training is done on Earth with powerful computers. But this strategy does not fit the plans the JMU professor has in mind.

Kayal gives an example: "Let's assume that a small satellite is to investigate a new asteroid in the solar system in the future. It cannot be trained for this task on the ground, because the object of investigation is largely unknown. There is no training data, so the measurements and recordings have to be made on the ground."

Sending this data to Earth first and then training the AI by remote control would take a long time for missions far from Earth. A higher level of autonomy supported by AI directly on board would be more powerful. It would lead to interesting objects and phenomena on the asteroid being detected much more quickly.

SONATE-2 Tests Many Other Technologies
Kayal's team wants to test whether such scenarios can be realised in principle on SONATE-2 using newly developed procedures and methods, initially in Earth orbit. Four cameras on board provide the images needed for the training: The AI first learns about conventional geometric patterns on the Earth's surface among other things. This knowledge then helps it to find anomalies on its own.

On board SONATE-2 are other small satellite technologies that are to be tested in orbit. Among them are a system for the automatic detection and recording of lightning as well as an electric propulsion system, which was developed in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart. "In terms of complexity, SONATE-2 is unparalleled among nanosatellites," says Kayal.

Mission Control Centre on the University Campus
If the project continues to go according to plan, SONATE-2 will launch into orbit on a SpaceX rocket from the west coast of the USA in March 2024. In recent weeks, the satellite has proven that it can withstand the extreme conditions of a space mission during various endurance tests. In a launch simulation, for example, all screws, soldered joints and glued connections withstood the enormous mechanical stresses of a rocket launch.

SONATE-2 is a so-called 6U+ cubesat model. It is about the size of a shoebox and has a mass of around 12 kilograms.

After the launch, communication with the satellite will take place from Würzburg. As with the previous SONATE model, this satellite will be operated by the Mission Control Centre on the Hubland campus. The team is aiming for an operating time of one year. "However, we hope that the satellite will work longer," says Kayal.
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CroCube is a ‘1U Cubesat’ class nanosatellite measuring 10x10x10 centimetres and weighing 1.1 kilograms. It carries a UCAM III camera, radio transceivers with a digital repeater, the Astrotron 1000 technological experiment, a microSD memory card with the names of donors, a piece of the Hrascina meteorite, and all the electronics necessary for the satellite’s operation – antennas, computers, batteries, solar panels and a power supply system. and GPS navigation module.

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Most importantly, we have achieved space heritage with four satellites launched and four more coming up in February 2024.

Possibly this launch?

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The Geometric Energy FCC permit for NOCLIP/MOXY was finally granted.

Shifted to Transporter-11 due to extra 'plumbing' work as per X Spaces by Samuel Reid, CEO of Geometric Energy Cooperation.

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Transporter-10 > Transporter-11:
Lunasonde to Launch Satellite for Subsurface Imaging

Ibadan, 12 December 2023. – Lunasonde has announced the launch timeline for its third satellite to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The San Xavier satellite will fly on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Transporter-11 in the summer of 2024 via launch provider Exolaunch. It is the company’s first on-orbit test of its proprietary very low-frequency radar technological stack capable of detecting subsurface mineral deposits up to two kilometers underground.
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https://spacenews.com/lynk-global-plans-to-go-public-to-fund-direct-to-smartphone-satellites/[Dec 18]

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I guess that would be the two originally scheduled for November.

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Lynk has already completed construction of Lynk Towers 5 and 6 and both satellites were scheduled to be launched in November 2023. However, due to an unexpected incident while in transit on November 15, 2023, the satellites were damaged and required repairs and additional environmental testing, which have since been completed. Due to this unforeseen delay, Lynk Towers 5 and 6 are now scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Transporter 10 mission on March 1, 2024. Although Lynk worked to get the satellites on an earlier launch prior to March 1, Lynk has submitted final paperwork for SpaceX review and is awaiting permission to deliver the satellites for integration.

AEROS, an EO cubesat and the first Portuguese sat in 30+ years, is also scheduled to fly in Transporter-10:

https://ptspace.pt/pt/ministra-da-ciencia-atribui-medalha-de-merito-cientifico-a-fernando-carvalho-rodrigues/ (23 September 2023, in Portuguese)
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In the late stages of preparation, almost finishing vibration tests - simulating the impact of launch on the rocket - there is AEROS. This satellite, resulting from a consortium led by Thales Edisoft Portugal, is scheduled to fly in February 2024, on a SpaceX Falcon 9.

https://mitportugal.org/research/flagship-projects/aeros-constellation

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https://x.com/SpaceEquities/status/1745790835776434639?s=20 [Jan 12]

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Momentus $MNTS is cancelling plans to launch the Vigoride-7 and customers on SpaceX's transporter 10 due to lack of liquidity to support operations.
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0016-EX-CM-2024
New permit for Pony Express 2 (2x 12U).  The flight mission name and date on their paperwork don't exactly match.
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Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. (“Tyvak”) herein requests the modification of its
experimental license, call sign WM2XZX, to change the authorized altitude of the satellites from
550 kilometers to 590 kilometers. This request is being submitted as a result of communications
with Tyvak’s launch provided regarding the destination orbit of the satellite.

Tyvak herein requests expedited treatment for this request. The satellites are scheduled
for launch in March 2024 and, as a result, the launch provider requires confirmation of the FCC’s
grant of this modification request by January 31, 2024.

In support of this modification request, Tyvak is providing an update ODAR analysis
showing that the increase in orbit will not result in the post-mission orbit life of the satellites
exceeding 10 years. Also provided with this application is an updated NTIA Space Record Data
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SIDUS SPACE LIZZIESAT™ ARRIVES AT VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE AHEAD OF LAUNCH
January 25, 2024 8:30am EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU) (the “Company” or “Sidus”), a multi-faceted Space and Data-as-a-Service company, is proud to announce that its LizzieSat™ satellite has arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. This marks a significant milestone as LizzieSat gears up for its inaugural mission, which is scheduled to launch no earlier than March 2024 on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 mission.

Upon arrival, the Sidus Space team began final flight preparations ahead of LizzieSat’s integration with the launch vehicle. LizzieSat’s primary mission involves coincident data collection via multiple sensors to support agriculture, maritime and oil and gas industries. These sensors and receivers include hyperspectral, multispectral, AIS, and optical. Additionally, the Company’s onboard FeatherEdge AI, near real-time, actionable intelligence will process the imagery and sensor data offering tailored solutions to customers. Delivery of data is expected to begin 30 days after deployment of LizzieSat.

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#SSC’s innovative combo of commercial cameras & microbolometer technology in its Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System technical demo prototype will deliver emerging space-based EO/IR radiometric imaging using a smaller sensor to provide timely weather imagery data.

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Successfully delivered and mated to the space vehicle at Vandenberg Space Force Base- ready to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 commercial rideshare mission projected for early March. Go team! 🚀

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#SSC’s innovative combo of commercial cameras & microbolometer technology in its Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System technical demo prototype will deliver emerging space-based EO/IR radiometric imaging using a smaller sensor to provide timely weather imagery data.

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Successfully delivered and mated to the space vehicle at Vandenberg Space Force Base- ready to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 commercial rideshare mission projected for early March. Go team! 🚀

This is RROCI-2, correct?
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This is RROCI-2, correct?

It looks the right size.

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🚀 Exciting news from our Countdown to Optimus Launch Campaign! 🚀

After an incredible 20,000+ km journey, Optimus 🛰️ has landed in California!!

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Iridium Satellite LLC (“Iridium”) hereby requests an experimental license for a period of eighteen (18) months, beginning on or before February 29, 2024, to transmit from its space stations to the CubeSat Based Laser Crosslink Experiment (“CBASLCE”) in the 1618.725–1626.5 MHz band.1

Iridium’s request is made to support the CBAS-LCE cubesat project developed by the Naval Information Warfare Center (“NIWC”) Pacific and sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency (“MDA”). The main project experiment will utilize two SUPERNOVA 6U cubesats, each equipped with an optical laser payload to demonstrate a peer-to-peer optical laser communication in space and evaluate space-to-Earth network protocols.2 Each cubesat will have a Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) payload consisting of: (1) an Iridium model 9603N modem that will have continuous capability to communicate with space stations in Iridium’s “Big LEO” constellation; and (2) a UHF/S-band transceiver that will communicate once per day during passes over an earth station in San Diego.

The CBAS-LCE is currently scheduled to launch on March 1, 2024 and operate over the following 12 months. Iridium requests authority to cover 18 months to account for the possibility of launch delays.
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Our long-standing customer @Open_Cosmos  🇬🇧 joined our team in Berlin to integrate the AEROS & IOD6 satellites into deployers prior to their upcoming launch on @SpaceX's Transporter-10 mission!

We look forward to a successful launch on Falcon 9!

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Fantastic to see the completed @Open_Cosmos IOD-6 Hammer CubeSat. The EO satellite has passed the vibration campaign and will now be integrated into the satellite dispenser at @exolaunch in Berlin. Next year it will be launched from a Transporter 10 rideshare with @spacex 🚀🛰️

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IOD6, which will use hyperspectral imagery to survey Atlantic coastal and maritime areas.

https://www.nanosats.eu/sat/iod-6

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🛰️ HORACIO will perform methane measurements with high spatial-temporal resolution & geolocation of source emitters, to be used for monitoring emissions.

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Ball Aerospace Ships Methane Monitoring Satellite for Launch
February 07, 2024

Ball Aerospace successfully delivered the MethaneSAT satellite to Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California this week, where it is scheduled to launch next month. The mission was developed in partnership with MethaneSAT, LLC, part of the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and it will provide groundbreaking data on the scale and sources of global methane emissions.

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Transporter-10 update: We've integrated @Uni_WUE's satellite into our deployer, and we're excited for launch on @SpaceX!

🛰️ SONATE-2 will evaluate innovative AI hardware & software tech in Earth's proximity.

Cheers to a successful integration, we can't wait to launch together!

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🚀 Mission progress: SATORO Space's successful satellite integration with our EXOpod Nova deployer is complete!

🛰️ The IRIS-F1 payload is a scientific in-orbit verification mission with an AIS system. The IRIS-F1 satellite is developed in partnership with @NCKU_official.

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[Press Release] True Anomaly’s first Jackal AOVs ready for launch at Vandenberg Space Force Base [Feb 8]

True Anomaly is thrilled to share that our first two Jackal autonomous orbital vehicles (AOVs) have arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base and completed functional testing, fueling, and mating to the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare plate. The satellites are officially ready for launch as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-10 mission no earlier than March 2024.

“What the True Anomaly team has accomplished in just under 18 months is incredible,” said Sean Ozdemir, Director of Spacecraft Development. “What began with a white board and three-person team working in a small office above a coffee shop has transformed into a 35-person spacecraft team with exceptional breadth and depth of industry expertise. Not only did the team build two complex and capable ESPA-class spacecraft—they stood up the production process, in-house test facilities, and built the factory in parallel. I’m extremely proud of this team for accomplishing this milestone and look forward to soon validating our capabilities on orbit.”

Once on orbit, True Anomaly will commence with “Mission X”—what we have internally dubbed the flight test and demonstration of our first two Jackal AOVs. The Jackals will capture high-resolution images and full-motion video of one another while maneuvering in close proximity. This type of activity, known as rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), is one of the most challenging space missions to master. The goals of Mission X are to demonstrate RPO for advanced non-Earth imaging, test and evaluation, and on-demand training.
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RBC Signals, LLC (“RBC Signals”), pursuant to Section 25.115 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §
25.115, respectfully seeks a 14 day STA to operate a fixed 3.14 meter yagi UHF antenna earth station in Deadhorse,
Alaska to conduct telemetry, tracking, and command (“TT&C”) operations in portions of the 402-403 MHz (Earth-to
space) and 400-402 MHz (space-to-Earth) bands with non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”) satellites. This authorization
would allow RBC Signals to assist Apex Space with ground station services for state of health, post launch support
mission for no longer than 2 weeks. Specifically, RBC Signals seeks to add as authorized satellite points of
communication the U.S.-licensed Apex Aries 1 Systems using the frequencies indicated in the attached FCC STA
Application and summarized in Table 1 below. This STA request is being filed while the ITU completes its comment
and review period of operation of these systems out of Sweden and South Africa. RBC Signals would like to start this
temporary authorization upon the launch and deployment of the Aries Systems on Space X’s Transport-10 Launch.
Currently this launch is scheduled for March 1st 2024.

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🚀 Transporter-10 update: Exolaunch and our UK-based customer @OrbAstro have successfully completed integration of the OrbAstro-TR2 satellite with our EXOpod Nova deployer prior to shipping to @SLDelta30!

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What are the Meson/Gluon spacecraft?

MethaneSAT is a really interesting precedent... basically an Earth science mission done by a private NGO, outside the usual governmental funding structure.

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What are the Meson/Gluon spacecraft?
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MethaneSAT is a really interesting precedent... basically an Earth science mission done by a private NGO, outside the usual governmental funding structure.

It is really interesting.  I'm curious what that organization will do going forward now that a bunch of commercial companies are bringing methane sensing capabilities online (which really wasn't the case yet when the MethaneSAT project started.)

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Re: MethaneSat
Confirmed targeting "Transporter-10 launch in January 2024." See footnote 1 on page 6 in the latest Technical Narrative submitted yesterday [24 March 2023].
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Hearing from a source that SpaceX is now targeting March 4 for the launch of Transporter-10
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Excited to announce the arrival of the Space Machines Company Launch Team at Vandenberg Space Force Base, marking the commencement of integration activities in preparation for the Transporter-10 mission.

Stay tuned as we navigate the final stages of preparation for launch.

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looks like Unseenlabs has moved to 8U form factor?

UNSEENLABS WILL LAUNCH TWO NEW SATELLITES: BRO-12 & BRO-13

Rennes, February 20, 2024 – Unseenlabs,  pioneer and global leader in space-based RF detection for Maritime Domain Awareness, announced an expansion through two new satellites. The new Unseenlabs BRO-12 and BRO-13 satellites will be launch NET March, as part of the Transporter-10 mission aboard SpaceX’s Falcon9 rocket via Exolaunch from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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The Unseenlabs satellite-based surveillance technology captures electromagnetic waves, specifically radio frequency signals, from space to detect passive emissions from ships' electronic systems with technical and geographical precision.
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Unseenlabs can revisit each monitored area every four to six hours, and new satellites allow them to decrease the time between each visit to an area. They plan to launch more satellites in 2024, which will allow for real time monitoring of the seas. Unseenlabs plans to expand their constellation to 25 satellites by 2025.

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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/exolaunch_open-cosmos-and-ceiia-centre-activity-7158883906627293184-XbTf/

Just an additional clarification that the AEROS 3U Cubesat is not owned by OpenCosmos. This satellite has been manufactured and will be operated by CEiiA (https://www.ceiia.com/), in Portugal. This satellite has also been recently rename AEROS/MH-1 and it represents quite a historic moment for Portugal as it represents the nation's re-entry into space exploration after 30 years, with the first fully developed, built, and operated satellite from Portugal. The first of many more to come ;)

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