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SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« on: 05/16/2022 02:19 pm »
Discussion thread for SpaceX's Transporter 8 dedicated rideshare flight.

Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch targeting May 2023 on Falcon 9 (booster 10xx.x) to SSO.



Space Machines Optimus OTV

Exolaunch
   DROID.001 (32kg microsat, Turion Space)

Momentus Vigoride

ISILaunch
   SpIRIT (6U, Australia)

Launcher Orbiter
   Otter Pup (Starfish Space, 12U?)

Earth Observant Inc. demo sat

Satellive Vu

Ororatech/Spire

Tomorrow-R2 (85kg, Tomorrow.io)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #1 on: 05/20/2022 05:27 pm »
Space Machines Readies For Liftoff Securing launch Services Deal With SpaceX

Space Machines Company (SMC), the Australian in-space transportation and  logistics startup, today announced it has secured the support of SpaceX as a launch partner to carry its Optimus Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) to space as part of its April 2023 mission. SMC's Optimus OTV is one of the largest commercial spacecraft designed and manufactured in Australia. It is a testament to the innovation of Australia's space tech sector and the sovereign capability being built by SMC.
The 2023 mission will demonstrate the 270 kg Optimus OTVís ability to deliver in-space logistics services and will reinforce SMCís strategy as a last-mile delivery services provider. The 2023 mission will also see SMC deploy solutions for foundation customers..

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #2 on: 05/26/2022 10:52 pm »
SAT-LOA-20220526-00055
Turion Space Corp., DROID.001 satellite with HEO Robotics payload to image space objects (satellites/debris).  Nanoavionics 42U  bus.  32kg. Launch integrator is Exolaunch.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2022 06:29 am »
Orbiter SN1 is launching on Falcon 9 and I presume Orbiter SN2 to SN4 will do the same.

"Orbiter SN1   October 1, 2022 (Full)
Orbiter SN2   January 1, 2023 (Selling Capacity)
Orbiter SN3   April 1, 2023 (Selling Capacity)
Orbiter SN4   October 1, 2023 (Selling Capacity)"

https://newspaceglobal.com/launcher-announces-customers-for-orbiters-inaugural-flight/
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #4 on: 07/22/2022 05:27 am »
"A satellite designed and built by the University of Melbourne will launch in April 2023 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Officially called the Space Industry Responsive Intelligent Thermal (SpIRIT), it is the first Australian spacecraft granted funding by the Australian Space Agency."

https://www.spaceconnectonline.com.au/satellites/5534-australian-satellite-to-launch-with-spacex-in-april-2023
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #5 on: 08/26/2022 10:35 pm »
Turion Space licensed to sell commercial SSA data [dated Aug. 25]

Quote from: SpaceNews
California startup Turion Space said Aug. 24 it has secured U.S. regulatory approval to sell space situational awareness (SSA) services from its first satellite next year.

SpaceX is slated to fly the ventureís Droid.001 satellite May 15 on a Falcon 9 rideshare mission, Turion Space CEO Ryan Westerdahl said in an interview.

https://exolaunch.com/news-block-54.html
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #6 on: 09/14/2022 10:49 pm »
Earth Observant Inc (EOI Space) Inks Deal with SpaceX

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EOIís first satellite, a technology demonstrator, is manifested to launch in 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  This demonstration mission will allow EOI to test and validate its technology, ensuring the satelliteís configuration and operational parameters meet the desired mission applications.  Providing imagery at a 15 cm (6-inch) ground sample distance will enable EOI to deliver worldwide high-resolution imagery and location data in a timely manner, never previously seen from commercial satellites.

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EOI is manifested to launch on board SpaceXís Transporter-8 rideshare mission, which will liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #7 on: 09/22/2022 01:11 pm »
Satellite Vu signs second SpaceX launch contract to accelerate deployment of thermal monitoring capabilities from space

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The deal follows on from their first deal signed with SpaceX in February, which will launch the first of Satellite Vuís planned constellation of satellites in May 2023; meeting the urgent demand from businesses for data that can assist the energy transition.

Basically, Satellite Vu announced today that their second satellite will launch on Transporter-10, but the press release also mentions that the first satellite (which was originally expected to launch on Transporter-7) was now scheduled for May 2023 (meaning Transporter-8).

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #8 on: 10/26/2022 11:33 am »
Based on this:

SpaceX will the launching the Kanyini cubesat on a 2023 Transporter mission.

https://www.isispace.nl/news/south-australias-first-satellite-kanyini-booked-to-blast-off-in-2023/

"Under the Launch Services Agreement, Myriota has booked a spot for South Australiaís home-grown satellite to blast off on a SpaceX Transporter mission in 2023."

Combined with this from April:

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Itís expected Kanyini will be launched in early 2023.

And the fact that we know ISILaunch will be on Transporter-8 based on the SpiRIT payload announcement, I'm assuming for now that Kanyini is also on this mission.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #9 on: 10/26/2022 02:17 pm »
I think for these Transporter threads I may start listing stuff under "Possible Payloads" on the first flight they could be on, then just slip them to later flights as needed.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #10 on: 11/01/2022 09:23 pm »
Cross-post:

It turns out that Optimus-1 was remanifested to launch on Transporter-8:

Arianespace partners with Australian space tug startup [dated Oct. 31]

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Optimus-1, SMCís first 270-kilogram space tug, is slated to make its debut in the second quarter of 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission to low Earth orbit (LEO).

After separating from the rocket, Optimus-1 is due to carry Australian customer payloads to their final orbital destinations as it gains flight qualification.

SMC has not released technical details for Optimus-1, which was originally due to launch in 2022 on a small launch vehicle being developed by Gilmour Space, another Australian startup.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #12 on: 11/25/2022 06:13 am »
https://www.geekwire.com/2022/starfish-space-satellite-docking-orbit/

The relevant text from the article.

"The plan calls for sending up the Otter Pup, which is about the size of a microwave oven, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as a piggyback payload thatís mounted onto Launcher Spaceís Orbiter space tug. The operation would be part of SpaceXís Transporter-8 mission, which is currently due to launch an assortment of payloads in the April-May time frame." [Nov 9]
« Last Edit: 11/25/2022 05:12 pm by zubenelgenubi »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
« Reply #13 on: 11/30/2022 11:16 pm »
OroraTech raises funding for additional thermal mapping satellites [dated Nov. 30]

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Thomas GrŁbler, chief executive of OroraTech, said in an interview that second satellite is slated for launch in May 2023 on a SpaceX Transporter rideshare mission and, like the first, is being developed in cooperation with Spire.

OroraTechís first satellite launched in January on another SpaceX Transporter mission to demonstrate the companyís thermal infrared camera.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : May 2023
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Tomorrow-R1 (weather radar)
2020-EX-ST-2022
85kg, built by Astro Digital with Corvus-XL bus

Tomorrow-R2 on this flight

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