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SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« on: 08/10/2023 07:32 pm »
Discussion thread for SpaceX's Bandwagon 1 dedicated rideshare flight.

Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch targeting April 2024 on Falcon 9 (booster 10xx.x) to 45.4 deg, 550-605km.



Payloads:

Acadia-4 (microsat, Capella)
Centauri 6 (12U, Fleet Space)
Hawk 8A/8B/8C (3x microsat, Hawkeye 360)
Hawk 9A/9B/9C (3x microsat, Hawkeye 360)
LizzieSat (2x ?kg, Sidus Space)
TSAT-1A (microsat, Tata Advanced Systems Limited/Satellogic, India)

Possible Payloads:
425 Project SAR sat
Tower 2/7/8/9/10 (5x microsat, Lynk Global)
Tomorrow (2x 6U, Tomorrow.io)

Removed Payloads:
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #1 on: 09/22/2023 09:29 pm »
Cross-post:
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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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #2 on: 11/17/2023 10:16 pm »
Anyone heard of SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission? Fleet Space plans to launch Centauri-6 satellite on it in April 2024. From the attached Fleet Space filing of a presentation to the FCC.

SAT-PDR-20220805-00077

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #3 on: 12/05/2023 01:07 pm »
Capella Space to Launch Two Acadia Satellites with SpaceX

December 5, 2023
Acadia-generation satellites to launch on SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission and on the Transporter-11 mission via Exolaunch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec. 5, 2023– Capella Space Corp., an American space tech pioneer with data and satellite solutions for government and commercial use, and a leader in the Earth observation industry, today announced that two Acadia satellites, Acadia-4 and Acadia-5, will launch with SpaceX in 2024.

The Acadia-4 satellite will be launched to a 45-degree mid-inclination orbit (MIO) during SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission no earlier than April 2024, while the Acadia-5 satellite will be launched no earlier than June 2024 to a 97-degree sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) during SpaceX’s Transporter-11 mission via Exolaunch, who will provide mission management and integration services for this mission.
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In addition to the upcoming launches with SpaceX, Capella will also continue working with Rocket Lab to launch satellites into orbit.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #4 on: 01/09/2024 03:39 pm »
Could have up to 5 Lynk satellites (Tower 2/7/8/9/10?)

SAT-MOD-20230824-00210
SAT-MOD-20240108-00006

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #5 on: 01/11/2024 03:57 am »
Tomorrow.io schedule update from SAT-AMD-20230406-00075 filed today. The first satellites are now scheduled to be launched on Bandwagon-1 instead of Transporter-10. The next pair on Transporter-11. The ODAR update filed a week earlier confirms the satellites are still 6U, still to be launched on "SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare missions."

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #6 on: 01/11/2024 03:46 pm »
Would be nice to know for sure if the Project 425 sats are on Bandwagon flights or not.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #7 on: 01/16/2024 05:57 pm »
0046-EX-ST-2024
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HawkEye 360, Inc. (“HE360”) seeks special temporary authority to conduct on-theground testing at the SpaceX Payload Processing Facility (PPF) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Testing is required to validate, prior to launch, the operations of communication systems that will fly on the HawkEye 360 Cluster 8 and Cluster 9 spacecraft.
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The Hawk-8A, Hawk-8B, and Hawk-8C (collectively, “Cluster 8”) and Hawk-9A, Hawk-9B, and Hawk-9C (collectively, “Cluster 9”) spacecraft are launching on the SpaceX Bandwagon-1 Mission, with a launch window opening on March 15, 2024.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #8 on: 01/19/2024 06:23 am »
Tomorrow.io is telling the FCC Bandwagon-1 is targeting April 1st.

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I was able to speak to SpaceX this evening, and confirmed that, in fact, they misspoke, we do not need to provide a grant by this Friday, rather they need inputs from us in support of their FAA license application such as information about our spacecraft and pending application, etc.

My sincere apologies for the fire drill, and miscommunication on that deadline. I did ask them what would be reasonable in terms of having a grant in hand for them to share with the FAA, and something closer to L-30 days is acceptable (in this case, we are targeting an April 1, 2024 launch date, so March 1, 2024). We of course would appreciate receiving something sooner.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #9 on: 01/19/2024 01:38 pm »
Orbit Profile: Acadia 4 will deploy from the launch vehicle into a near-circular inclined
orbit at an altitude between 590 km and 590 km, at an inclination between 43 and 45
degrees. It will maintain an altitude between 610 and 550 km using a Hall Effect propulsion
system for a maximum of 3 years of operational mission.

2. Spacecraft Description
Physical Description of the Spacecraft: The Acadia 4 satellite has a nominal launch mass
between 160 kg and 180 kg. Two 1.25 m2 deployable solar arrays, a 10 m2 deployable antenna
and a 3m long boom deploy from the principal bus structure.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #10 on: 01/31/2024 09:34 pm »
Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/hawkeye360/status/1752713512151875684
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🚀 Big News: @hawkeye360's  Cluster 8 & 9 Environmental Testing Complete! Next up, launch integration this spring, eyeing a Q2 launch.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #11 on: 01/31/2024 09:56 pm »
Oh, I can't keep Hawkeye straight.  They have recent NZ permit to launch on RL too.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #12 on: 02/07/2024 02:00 pm »
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Pursuant to Section 25.120 of the Commission’s Rules, ATLAS Space Operations, Inc (ATLAS) requests Special
Temporary Authority (STA) for sixty (60) days or until a fixed license is granted, commencing April 3, 2024 for
the operation of our satellite earth station in Guam (call sign E190037) to communicate with the first four of
the non-GSO Tomorrow.io (call sign S3156) satellites. This request is of a temporary nature to cover the period
of time between the anticipated launch of these satellites on April 3, 2024 and the outcome of the pending
ATLAS site license modification (SES-MOD-20230801-01927) that was submitted on August 1, 2023 to include
these first four spacecraft (referred to as TMS 1-4 in the MOD application) at our Guam earth station. Pending a
decision on this modification, ATLAS is requesting this STA to allow TT&C and payload support to meet the
customer expected launch date of April 3, 2024.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #13 on: 02/07/2024 07:37 pm »
This is a Florida launch, yes?
0046-EX-ST-2024
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HawkEye 360, Inc. (“HE360”) seeks special temporary authority to conduct on-theground testing at the SpaceX Payload Processing Facility (PPF) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #14 on: 02/07/2024 07:47 pm »
yeah, going to 45 degrees

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #15 on: 02/19/2024 01:05 am »
India’s First Private Sector-Produced Military Satellite Set for SpaceX Launch
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The satellite, crafted by Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) in collaboration with the Latin American firm Satellogic, is expected to be launched by April. Upon completion of the satellite, TASL transported it internationally to its launch site, ushering in a new era of domestic defense development. Steered by a soon-to-be-finalized ground control center in Bengaluru, this satellite empowers India with a sovereign eye in the sky, capable of capturing images with a resolution of 0.5 meters.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #16 on: 02/24/2024 05:21 am »
India’s First Private Sector-Produced Military Satellite Set for SpaceX Launch

The satellite is called TSAT 1A.

https://www.indiandefensenews.in/2024/02/elon-musks-spacex-set-to-launch-indias.html

"Elon Musk promoted SpaceX will soon be launching India's first private spy satellite — TSAT-1A, which has been built by TATA Group's TATA Advance Systems Limited (TASL). The launching is slated to happen in April reported a Pakistani portal"
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : April 2024
« Reply #17 on: 02/24/2024 01:02 pm »
I've seen a couple stories saying TSAT-1A is a radar satellite, which looks to me like one site got very confused and then other sites started copying it.  As far as I can tell it's optical.

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