Reason for Modification Request: On October 18, 2023, the RROCI-2 team at Atmosphericlearned that SpaceX has changed the orbital altitude at which the RROCI-2 satellite will be releasedinto orbit. The new release altitude will be 590 km.
Momentus Completes Vibration Testing of Vigoride-7 Orbital Service VehicleSpacecraft scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 MissionNovember 03, 2023 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight TimeSAN 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.
Momentus' Vigoride-7 Orbital Service Vehicle undergoing vibration testing at Experior Laboratories. (Photo: Momentus)
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 SatelliteComparable 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 TechnologiesKayal'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 CampusIf 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.
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.
Most importantly, we have achieved space heritage with four satellites launched and four more coming up in February 2024.
The Geometric Energy FCC permit for NOCLIP/MOXY was finally granted.
Lunasonde to Launch Satellite for Subsurface ImagingIbadan, 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....
DeTora said the six-year-old venture (Lynk Global) is preparing to launch two more small satellites on SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rideshare mission early next year to improve coverage and latency.
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.
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.
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.
Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. (“Tyvak”) herein requests the modification of itsexperimental license, call sign WM2XZX, to change the authorized altitude of the satellites from550 kilometers to 590 kilometers. This request is being submitted as a result of communicationswith Tyvak’s launch provided regarding the destination orbit of the satellite.Tyvak herein requests expedited treatment for this request. The satellites are scheduledfor launch in March 2024 and, as a result, the launch provider requires confirmation of the FCC’sgrant of this modification request by January 31, 2024.In support of this modification request, Tyvak is providing an update ODAR analysisshowing that the increase in orbit will not result in the post-mission orbit life of the satellitesexceeding 10 years. Also provided with this application is an updated NTIA Space Record DataForm and updated ITU Spacecap forms.
SIDUS SPACE LIZZIESAT™ ARRIVES AT VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE AHEAD OF LAUNCHJanuary 25, 2024 8:30am ESTCAPE 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.[...]
#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....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! 🚀
https://twitter.com/USSF_SSC/status/1750992326250639670Quote#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....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?
Quote from: scr00chy on 01/27/2024 12:08 pmThis is RROCI-2, correct?It looks the right size.