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

Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch on 4 March 2024 at 22:05:00 UTC (2:05 pm PST) on Falcon 9 (booster 1081.5) launching from VSFB SLC-4E to SSO.  First stage successfully landed at LZ-4.

Payloads will be deployed in two orbits at approximately 510x520km and 585x600km.



Payloads (SpaceX announced 53):

Exolaunch (Exolaunch announced 28 customers)
   AEROS/MH-1 (3U, CEiiA, Portugal)
   Fifi, Loulou, Riri, Rose  (4x 100kg+ microsat, Aerospacelab, Belgium)
   BRO-12/13 (2x 8U, Unseenlabs, France) (600km)
   ContecSat-1/Oreum (16U, Contec)
   HORACIO (16U, Satlantis) (600km)
   LEMUR-2 (Hubble-1/2) (2x 16U, Spire for Hubble Network)
   LEMUR-2 (2x 3U, Spire) (Spire ADS-B & Myriota IoT)
   ICEYE X-36,X-37,X-38 (3x microsat, ICEYE) (600km)
   IOD-6 Hammer (6U, Open Cosmos, UK)
   IRIS-F1 (3U, SATORO Space/NCKU, Taiwan)
   MuSat-2 (67kg, Muon Space) (600km)
   NuSat 44 (microsat, Satellogic)
   OrbAstro-TR2 (6U, OrbAstro, UK)
   ONDOSAT-OWL-1,-2 (2x .5U, ONDO Space, Mongolia)
   SONATE-2 (6U+, Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg, Germany)
   Veery-0E (1U, Care Weather)
   YAM-6 (90kg, Loft Orbital)

Optimus-2 OTV (270kg, Space Machines)

SEOPS
   @Axelspace, @USNavy @QuantumSpace_US, @MissouriSandT @OQTec
   LACE-A,-B (CBAS-LCE) (2x 6U, NIWC/MDA, US)
   M3 (3U, Missouri University of Science & Technology) (0984-EX-CN-2023)
   PYXIS (145kg, Axelspace, Japan)
   Sentry/Scout-1 (6U, Quantum Space)
   Tiger-7/8 (2x 6U, OQ Technology)

Maverick
   GHOSt-4/5 (2x 90kg, Orbital Sidekick)
   PE2-SV1/Tyvak-0261, PE2-SV2/Tyvak-0262 (Pony Express 2) (2x 12U, Tyvak/Lockheed Martin) (600km)
   PY4-1,-2,-3,-4 (4x 1.5U, NASA)
   RROCI-2 (12U/18kg, Orion Space) (600km)

Aries demo sat (200kg, Apex, multiple hosted payloads)
Jackal (2x 275kg, True Anomaly)
LizzieSat-1 (~100kg, Sidus Space)
Meson-1/Quark-LITE (118kg, Atomos Nuclear and Space)
   Gluon-1 (73kg, attached to Meson for launch, Atomos Nuclear and Space)
MethaneSat (366kg, Environmental Defense Fund) (600km)
Tower 5/6 (2x 85kg, Lynk Global)

Possible Payloads:

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

Orbiter SN5 (?kg, Vast)
RAY (63kg, Inversion Space)
Space Truck (?, Plasmos)
   Rebelsat (?U, UNLV)
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)

EagleEye (microsat, Creotech Instruments, Poland) - moved to T11
Geometric 2 (@GeometricEnergy) (0811-EX-CN-2022)
   MOXY-1 (6U)
   NOCLIP-1 (6U) (@NOCLIPTOKEN)
CroCube (1U, Croatia) - moved to T11
Tomorrow.io (2x 6U, Tomorrow.io)
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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," Rich Pang, Telesat Government Solution’s vice president for corporate development, said Tuesday [March 14] during a panel at the Satellite 2023 show.

Telesat Government Solutions is the US subsidiary of telecoms behemoth Telesat, which is headquartered in Canada, and is providing a pair of satellites for the test.
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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.
...
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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