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Discussion thread for SpaceX's Transporter 9 dedicated rideshare flight.

Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

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



Payloads:

ISILaunch
   Kanyini (6U, Myriota et al., Australia)

Momentus Vigoride
   CUAVA-2 (6U, U of Sydney)
   Waratah Seed WS-1 (?U, CUAVA)
   JINJUSat-1
   Triton-X (hosted payload)

D-Orbit

ExoLaunch

Impulse Space Mira - LEO Express-1 mission

GNOMES-4 (PlanetiQ, 41.7kg)

Jackal (2x 275kg, True Anomaly)

MethaneSat

ExoTrail spacevan

Possible Payloads:
Labsat IoT (12U?, Argentina)
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #2 on: 08/23/2022 11:54 pm »
https://www.lanacion.com.ar/tecnologia/spacex-lanzara-al-espacio-en-2023-al-labsat-iot-el-satelite-que-desarrollan-el-copitec-y-las-nid22082022/

Funnily, SpaceX already launched a LabSat on Transporter-3, but it looks like it's just an unrelated, similarly named satellite.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #3 on: 08/24/2022 08:07 am »
A translation.

"SpaceX will launch into space in 2023 the Labsat IoT, the satellite developed by Copitec and the University of Palermo. The device will be put into Earth orbit in the second half of next year; will be used to measure soil conditions in rural areas and provide connectivity in mountains, rivers and other wilderness areas"
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-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #6 on: 09/13/2022 06:47 am »
The press release only says that they will be launching in 2023 and does not specify the launch vehicle.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220818005766/en/

"LuxSpace, a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of German headquartered satellite manufacturer OHB, will fly its Triton-X small satellite platform aboard a Vigoride Orbital Transfer Vehicle in 2023."
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #7 on: 09/14/2022 03:08 am »
This article from March says the launch is planned for early 2023. So I'm guessing Transporter-7?

Good work, but that was saying basically “a year from now” and the key roadblock, late delivery of the spacecraft, may still be there. It was when I posted on August 7.
My guess remains that launch won’t occur until about a year after spacecraft delivery.

A new source has answered these questions authoritatively. 8)
MethaneSat is to launch on Transporter 9, which is scheduled for Oct 1, 2023.
Spacecraft delivery for instrument integration is expected in September, so there are still a few weeks of schedule margin.
And there is a path to follow-on instruments. :)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #8 on: 09/22/2022 10:01 pm »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #9 on: 10/11/2022 04:56 pm »
ExoTrail wins contract to demonstrate orbital transfer for French agencies

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ExoTrail plans to launch its first spacevan on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare flight in October 2023. At the time, the company revealed plans for three additional spacevan flights in 2024 on various launch vehicles.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #10 on: 11/15/2022 11:10 pm »
South Australian cubesat Kanyini has been delayed from Transporter 8 to Transporter 9. Source is the Australian Space Agency 14 November newsletter.

https://comms.industry.gov.au/link/id/zzzz6371dfc689a7f853Pzzzz61959d2ae4963291/page.html

SmartSat CRC, Myriota and Inovor Technologies joined forces to design and build South Australia's first ever satellite, Kanyini. Aimed to help with bushfire preparedness and monitoring inland and coastal water qualities, Kanyini has secured a launch date with a SpaceX transporter mission in October 2023.
« Last Edit: 11/15/2022 11:11 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #11 on: 11/16/2022 12:04 pm »
Momentus vigoride will be carrying the Triton-x demo platform (hosted payload) for lux space.
https://investors.momentus.space/news-releases/news-release-details/momentus-announces-service-agreement-hosted-payload-luxspace
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/spacesolutions_esa-tritonx-microsatellite-activity-6972601405106724866-SvEa/?utm_campaign=European%20Spaceflight%20Update&utm_medium=member_desktop&utm_source=share

Have you seen anything that says it will be on this particular flight?

Yes, the linkedin post says:
" Signature of the Triton-X micro-satellite Demo-1 in-orbit demonstration and validation mission that will bring the platform avionics and star tracker a step closer to commercialisation.

Launch planned for October 2023."

Momentus only has Transporter missions scheduled for 2023 as stated multiple times in their investor calls, so Triton-X is definetly flying on this particular flight.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #12 on: 11/28/2022 11:11 am »
https://investors.momentus.space/news-releases/news-release-details/momentus-signs-contract-australian-research-centre-place
Momentus [...] has signed a contract with the CUAVA Training Centre at the University of Sydney to deploy the CUAVA-2 CubeSat in low-Earth orbit in October 2023. [...] targeted for deployment from a Momentus Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle that will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #13 on: 12/05/2022 11:25 am »
https://investors.momentus.space/news-releases/news-release-details/momentus-fly-jinjusat-1-contec-co
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JINJUSat-1 is spearheaded by three entities: Jinju City, Korea Testing Laboratory, and Gyeongsang National University. The satellite is targeted to launch aboard the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission no earlier than October 2023. Once in orbit, cameras mounted on the satellite will carry out a mission to take pictures of the Earth.

Another one for momentus...

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #14 on: 12/20/2022 02:46 pm »
https://investors.momentus.space/news-releases/news-release-details/momentus-announces-second-services-agreement-cuava

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today announced an agreement with the Australian Research Council Training Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles, and their Applications (CUAVA) for the transportation of the Waratah Seed WS-1 CubeSat to low-Earth orbit in October 2023.

And that's another one.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #15 on: 12/20/2022 04:55 pm »
This article from March says the launch is planned for early 2023. So I'm guessing Transporter-7?

Good work, but that was saying basically “a year from now” and the key roadblock, late delivery of the spacecraft, may still be there. It was when I posted on August 7.
My guess remains that launch won’t occur until about a year after spacecraft delivery.

A new source has answered these questions authoritatively. 8)
MethaneSat is to launch on Transporter 9, which is scheduled for Oct 1, 2023.
Spacecraft delivery for instrument integration is expected in September, so there are still a few weeks of schedule margin.
And there is a path to follow-on instruments. :)

So much for that plan!
In September the spacecraft was supposed to be delivered in October.
In November the spacecraft was supposed to be delivered in December.
A week ago, it was said that it would be delivered in January.
There’s a pattern here.
The only firm conclusion is that it won’t be ready for launch of Transporter 9 in October.🙁
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #16 on: 01/05/2023 01:10 am »
Impulse Space, Tom Mueller's company, will have their Mira vehicle onboard this mission.  It will be their "first orbital service vehicle to space to test its propulsion, payload delivery and hosting, software, communications, and maneuvering capabilities." https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1610778270533828611?s=20&t=bEb2FCdX4VhYcUczpgS52w

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-9 Rideshare : October 2023
« Reply #17 on: 01/05/2023 01:49 am »
2110-EX-ST-2022  True Anomaly Demo-1
two Jackal spacecraft (2x 275kg)

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True Anomaly Demo-1 Mission Description

True Anomaly, Inc., a start-up founded in 2022 and based in Colorado Springs, is on a mission
to deliver security and sustainability solutions for space. In this application, True Anomaly seeks
an experimental license for its Demo 1 mission, for which it aims to launch two Jackal spacecraft
to demonstrate space-to-space rendezvous proximity operations (RPO). This mission serves as
a means of testing the defense of critical space infrastructure to support future US DoD
missions through the Space Force, Air Force and other agencies tasked with national security
directives to secure and sustain the space domain for the U.S. and its allies.

The mission will demonstrate national security capabilities necessary for anticipated U.S. DoD
contracts related to RPO and NEI designed to secure and sustain the space domain for the U.S.
and its allies. Additionally, The U.S. Government will benefit from the mission through
advancement of the technology readiness level (TRL) maturation of space-based Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Space Domain Awareness (SDA) technologies, and
CONOPS. The commercial space market will benefit from this mission establishing improved
capabilities for close-up inspection for anomaly resolution and monitoring of high-risk spacecraft
structure deployments.

True Anomaly’s Demo 1 mission is scheduled to launch in October 2023, on-board SpaceX’s
Transporter 9 Launch Vehicle out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Jackal space vehicles (~300
kg in mass) will be deployed from the launch vehicle into a sun synchronous orbit at 550 km,
and will maneuver to within 1 km of each other to demonstrate their payload suite capability.
For successful operations, including de-orbit, each Jackal spacecraft will be equipped with a
hydrazine thruster system, which consists of twelve, 1 N thrusters, along with an attitude control
system of four reaction wheels and three torque rods.
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