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Any idea what could be the cubesat-like object above the Eirsat-1 pod?

It looks like a stuck cubesat that failed to be deployed. However it could be also a hosted payload or something similar

The door on the deployer?
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According to my calculations ISL48 consists of six satellites:
-Koyoh
-Hayasat
-EIRSAT
-SpIRIT
-ENSO
-?

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7138463564364738562/

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🚀 ✨  ISL48 mission: exciting update from Space! ✨ 🚀

Our ISL48 mission has been another huge success! Following successful launch and deployment, all our customers have established good contact with their satellites and are currently in the middle of commissioning. This brings the total number of satellites we brought to orbit through our services to an astonishing 667! And, following earlier ones, we are delighted to have again been a part of getting the first national satellites to orbit for two countries - Ireland and Armenia.
Check out the following separation clip with breathtaking views from another SpaceX Falcon9 launch. A special thanks to our partner, Space BD Inc., for their trust, hard work and dedication to this mission together. There's more to come, so stay tuned!
#SpaceBD #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Ireland #Armenia #France #Taiwan #Japan #Australia #Innovation #SpaceExploration #DreamBig #Teamwork



ISL48 KOYOH Deployment

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According to my calculations ISL48 consists of six satellites:
-Koyoh
-Hayasat
-EIRSAT
-SpIRIT
-ENSO
-?

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7138463564364738562/

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🚀 ✨  ISL48 mission: exciting update from Space! ✨ 🚀

Our ISL48 mission has been another huge success! Following successful launch and deployment, all our customers have established good contact with their satellites and are currently in the middle of commissioning. This brings the total number of satellites we brought to orbit through our services to an astonishing 667! And, following earlier ones, we are delighted to have again been a part of getting the first national satellites to orbit for two countries - Ireland and Armenia.
Check out the following separation clip with breathtaking views from another SpaceX Falcon9 launch. A special thanks to our partner, Space BD Inc., for their trust, hard work and dedication to this mission together. There's more to come, so stay tuned!
#SpaceBD #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Ireland #Armenia #France #Taiwan #Japan #Australia #Innovation #SpaceExploration #DreamBig #Teamwork



ISL48 KOYOH Deployment

Looking at the hashtags below the LinkedIn post it looks like the missing one is a Taiwanese satellite

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https://twitter.com/eirsat1/status/1732753499383844940

Any idea what could be the cubesat-like object above the Eirsat-1 pod?

It looks like a stuck cubesat that failed to be deployed. However it could be also a hosted payload or something similar

That looks like a stuck payload to me as well. You can see after the deployment that there's a "plunger" that over-extends outside of the payload bay canister that is used to push the satellites out. As compared to that it doesn't look anything like it. It doesn't look like a door or anything else. You can see it has a rectangular prism-like shape as well as what looks like solar panel solder points shining out as white spots. I rotated the image and enlarged it.
« Last Edit: 12/08/2023 04:15 am by mlindner »
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Communication was reported to have been successful with the X-ray sudden object monitoring and reporting satellite ``KOYO'', which was launched on a Falcon 9 rocket on December 2nd. congratulations.

Satellite "Koyou" developed by Kanazawa University successfully communicates with the ground!

https://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/rd/134118

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Satellite "Koyou" developed by Kanazawa University successfully communicates with the ground!
Publication date: 2023-12-8

Satellite “Koyou” developed by Kanazawa University successfully communicates with the ground!

 It has been confirmed that the X-ray sudden object monitoring and reporting satellite "KOYO" (Kanazawa University Satellite No. 1) will be able to send and receive data using all of its onboard communication systems by December 6, 2023. At the same time, analysis of data received on the ground confirmed that the satellite autonomously deployed its solar array paddles as planned and maintained the orientation of the solar arrays towards the sun.

 This satellite was selected as one of the demonstration themes for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration Unit 3, and was launched onboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 in the early hours of December 2, 2023, Japan time. It was done. We are currently adjusting the bus equipment in preparation for operation in the scientific observation phase.

 This result was achieved after the satellite was launched by students from the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology and the School of Science and Engineering, under the guidance of faculty members.

 The Advanced Space Science and Engineering Research Center of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering has established a system to provide education on everything from design and development to testing and operation of artificial satellites, based on its operational experience in the Koyo satellite project. Our university will continue to strive to develop space science and engineering personnel based on practical experience.

 The operational status of the "Koyo" satellite will be updated on the university's official website.

 "Koyo" was selected as one of the demonstration themes of JAXA's innovative satellite technology demonstration unit 3, "Development of a microsatellite system that combines science and engineering and X-ray observation of gravitational wave objects," and students from Kanazawa University This is a microsatellite developed mainly by With this launch, we will contribute to the development of aerospace human resources through satellite operations that integrate science and engineering, and to the creation of cutting-edge scientific results in the field of multi-messenger astronomy.
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https://twitter.com/eirsat1/status/1732753499383844940

Any idea what could be the cubesat-like object above the Eirsat-1 pod?

It looks like a stuck cubesat that failed to be deployed. However it could be also a hosted payload or something similar

That looks like a stuck payload to me as well. You can see after the deployment that there's a "plunger" that over-extends outside of the payload bay canister that is used to push the satellites out. As compared to that it doesn't look anything like it. It doesn't look like a door or anything else. You can see it has a rectangular prism-like shape as well as what looks like solar panel solder points shining out as white spots. I rotated the image and enlarged it.

No, I am pretty sure it is the door of the ISIPod deployer. The bright spots (screws) and the angle to the deployer appear to be pretty typical

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That's pretty convincing but it seems to not quite match given that it looks like it's got another "side". In other words it looks like it's a rectangular prism.
LEO is the ocean, not an island (let alone a continent). We create cruise liners to ride the oceans, not artificial islands in the middle of them. We need a physical place, which has physical resources, to make our future out there.

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That looks like a stuck payload to me as well. You can see after the deployment that there's a "plunger" that over-extends outside of the payload bay canister that is used to push the satellites out.

I am not an expert on cubesat deployers but I will note the plunger sticking out was with a 2U satellite, it may not look the same with a 3U.

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https://twitter.com/eirsat1/status/1734180146590953836

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Korsat-7 = the Korean reconnaissance satellite/primary payload? 🇰🇷 🛰
What is Object B?

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1734671709616369753
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Yes, we know there are now 2 objects identified as KORSAT 7 (58469 just added), based on the @18thSDS data on @SpaceTrackOrg. We have notified Space Track and are awaiting update.
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1734735941024301520
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According to @18thSDS, Catalog Number 58463 should be OBJECT B and 58469 is KORSAT 7.
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A surprise passenger from Taiwan:

2023-185F = Lilium-1

This is a 3U cubesat by Unisec - University of Space Engineering Consortium. "Lilium-1 CubeSat mission is focus on demonstrate intelligent remote sensing operation and IoT S&F operation."

http://unisectaiwan.ee.ncku.edu.tw/
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Spectacular footage of our ION SCV Daring Diego deployment from Falcon 9!

📽 Video credits: SpaceX

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Cataloging of objects from the Falcon 9/Korea-425 launch continues. The launch deployed satellites in two groups, at 517 km and 560 km. Object N, just cataloged, is in the higher orbit group and was probably deployed from the @D_orbit ION tug around 1200 UTC on Dec 22.

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Space Sciences & Engineering, LLC, d/b/a PlanetiQ (“PlanetiQ”) hereby requests that the
Space Bureau modify the company’s license to authorize operations by the GNOMES-4 satellite
at orbital altitudes up to 560 km.1 PlanetiQ is authorized to deploy the GNOMES-4 satellite at
an altitude up to 545 km and operate at an altitude up to 525 km.2 The slightly higher operating
altitude will allow PlanetiQ to operate in the approximate orbital altitude in which it was
deployed and enhance service to customers by operating longer in the current solar environment.
The GNOMES-4 satellite was launched on December 4, 2023, and is currently operating
at an orbital altitude of approximately 560 km

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Object 58665, cataloged today, seems to have separated from ION SCV015 at the same time as 58642; I conclude the pair of objects are Unicorn-2N and MDQubesat-2.  Still waiting for the Lemur satellite (ejected later) to get TLEs.

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Object 58665, cataloged today, seems to have separated from ION SCV015 at the same time as 58642; I conclude the pair of objects are Unicorn-2N and MDQubesat-2.  Still waiting for the Lemur satellite (ejected later) to get TLEs.
Noting it's ION SCV-015, not 012 as was previously thought.

Gunter agrees: https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/ion-scv-2.htm

Skipped over 012 and 014.
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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.

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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.

Maybe those were the missing pieces? Putting together all the deployable spacecrafts, the four hosted payloads on ION-SCV and the two Lynk satellites we would get the announced total of 25 payloads onboard. Since it seems to have been a very last minute decision to keep those two out, whoever was in charge of the social media accounts might've been relying on outdated info.

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