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Title: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 02/06/2020 11:57 pm
SpaceX Transporter-1 SSO Rideshare Discussion thread.  First dedicated rideshare mission in the SpaceX Smallsat Rideshare program.

NSF Threads for SpaceX Transporter-1 : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50075.0)
Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48741.0)

Successful launch January 24, 2021 at 10:00am EST (15:00 UTC), SpaceX rideshare flight on Falcon 9 (booster 1058.5) from SLC-40 at CCSFS to (~540km) SSO.  ASDS landing on OCISLY (towed by Finn Falgout) successful.  Fairing halves retrieved from water by Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief.

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Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission, the ANASIS-II mission, a Starlink mission, and launch of Dragon’s 21st cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

On board this launch are 133 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, and orbital transfer vehicles) and 10 Starlink satellites – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. The Starlink satellites aboard this mission will be the first in the constellation to deploy to a polar orbit.



Payload stack ring designations start at A for the bottom ring, B middle, C top.

Payloads (143 satellites including ION and SHERPA free flying deployers):

10 Starlink satellites (bottom, 2 stacks of 5)

Capella 3 & 4 (aka Whitney-1 & -2) (~110kg each) (top ring Port 5 & 6)

Maverick Mercury Dispenser (location second stage dome)
   V-R3x (https://www.nasa.gov/ames/v-r3x) (3x 1U) (NASA)

ISILaunch-34 Mission
   Planet port (top ring Port 4)
      36x SuperDove Flock 4S (3U) (48 SuperDoves total on the flight)
   Kepler port (top ring Port 1)
      8x Kepler GEN1 (6U)
      4x SuperDove Flock 4S (3U)
      UVSQ-Sat (https://twitter.com/uvsqsat) (1U)
      ASELSAT (3U)
      YUSA (2U) (NSPO Taiwan (https://www.nspo.narl.org.tw/inprogress.php?c=20030402&ln=en))
      IDEASSAT (3U)  (NSPO Taiwan)
      Hiber Four (3U)

Nanoracks Eyries-1 Mission: (top ring Port 3)
   8x Lemur-2 (3U)
       (one of those is Mango One for Jacobs)
   GHGSat-C2 / Hugo (GHGSAT) (microsat)
   technology demonstrator payload.

Exolaunch Zeitgeist Mission:
   Port 1 (middle ring Port 2)
      ICEYE (2 microsats) (ICEYE X8 & X9)
   Port 2 (middle ring Port 3)
      Swarm 24x SpaceBee (.25U)
      Aurora Insights Charlie (6U) (AII-Charlie)
      PIXL-1 (DLR) (3U) (aka CubeL)
      SOMP2b (https://tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/newsportal/news/Countdown-fuer-die-Wissenschaft-SpaceX-schickt-Satellit-der-TU-Dresden-ins-All-Geplanter-Starttermin-22-Januar-2021-15-24-Uhr-Mitteleuropaeischer-Zeit) (2U) (Dresden Technical University)
      ICEYE microsat (XR-1)

Spaceflight Inc SXRS-3 Mission
   Port 1 (bottom ring Port 4)
      Sherpa-FX1 (free floating deployer with hosted payloads)
         Umbra: SAR satellite, 65kg
         HawkEye 2A, 2B, 2C (Hawkeye Cluster 2) (microsats)
         Astrocast 1.x1, 1.x2, 1.x3, 1.x4, 1.x5 (5x 3U)
         PTD-1 (NASA) (6U)
         ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C (.5U)
         Prometheus 2.10 (1.5U) (P2-10)
         Celestis 17 (hosted payload)
         TAGSAT-1 / EyeStar-Tag (hosted payload)
   Port 2 (middle ring Port 1)
      iQPS-SAR 2 / Izanami (microsat ~100kg)
      Loft Orbital YAM-3 (microsat)

D-Orbit Pulse Mission (bottom ring Port 2)
   ION SCV Laurentius (up to 64U OTV with hosted payloads)
      8x Planet SuperDove Flock 4S (3U)
      12x Swarm SpaceBEE (.25 U)
      DRAGO (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50075.msg2181623#msg2181623) (Hosted payload) (SWIR Camera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
      ARGO (https://www.argo-aads.eu/) star tracker (hosted payload)

Reported at some point in the recent past to be on mission, but location on stack unknown.
(it's not clear if any of these actually ended up on the flight):
   GNOMES-2 (40kg microsat) (Space Sciences & Technology dba PlanetIQ) (0504-EX-CN-2020)
   Landmapper-Demo6 & -Demo7 (Astro Digital) (80kg microsats)
   Technion Adelis-Samson 3x 6U
   LINCS A/B (2x 12U from GA-EMS/SDA)
   ?CPOD (NASA, 6U that splits into 2x 3U)

Mandrake 2 (2 smallsats) (DARPA)
Momentus
   Vigoride-1
   Momentus Plaza Deck (separate from Vigoride)
      ISIL quadpacks : multiple cubesats
      Alba Orbital : multiple pocketqubes



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent) (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews) (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/)  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions) (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0)
   L2 SpaceX Section (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: gongora on 02/07/2020 12:36 am
It seems Momentus moved their payload from a Starlink rideshare to the December SSO rideshare.

Aurora to test deorbit tether on Momentus mission (https://spacenews.com/aurora-momentus-plasma-brake/)
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Finnish startup Aurora Propulsion Technologies signed a contract at the SmallSat Symposium to fly a deorbiting technology demonstration on a Momentus Space Vigoride mission.

Aurora plans to send a 1.5-unit cubesat into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2020 before riding with Momentus’ Vigoride service to sun-synchronous orbit.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 02/07/2020 12:37 am
NanoRacks plans its rideshare payload for late 2020, so I suspect it might fly on this mission as well.

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Nanoracks, the world’s leading commercial space station company, has booked a launch mission like no other, leveraging the recently announced SpaceX Rideshare program. Onboard a Falcon 9, targeting launch in late 2020, Nanoracks has booked deployment of eight small satellites as well as the Company’s first in-space Outpost-demonstration mission.

https://nanoracks.com/rideshare-habitat-building-demonstration/

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: gongora on 02/07/2020 10:43 pm
Nanoracks Is Offering Unbeatable Rideshare Pricing & Services – Book before April 2, 2020 to get our early-bird deal. (https://nanoracks.com/rideshare-offer/)

Recently, we at Nanoracks announced that we are now offering small satellite deployment opportunities
on SpaceX dedicated rideshare missions – and our first mission is targeted for Q4 2020. We’ve been very
busy – and now just a few spaces still remain on our port, and we want to give you the best deal
possible!

We’re offering discounted rates through April 2, 2020 – giving you the opportunity to not only virtually
meet with our team, but also sign your launch deal in person if you will be at either Satellite 2020 in
Washington, DC or the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. After April 2, prices will increase.
We are offering CubeSat deployments up to 12U in size with a rail deployer system, manufactured by
our partners Astrofein (Berlin). If you are interested in a tab-based deployer, we are able to customize
that for your mission. If a MicroSat is what you are looking for – we have you covered up to 175
kilograms.

Our Q4 2020 mission will fly to a sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) of 500 to 600 kilometers.
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(h/t to u/Straumli_Blight for finding this)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: CorvusCorax on 02/09/2020 10:10 pm
If a MicroSat is what you are looking for – we have you covered up to 175
kilograms.

Microsat customers might also consider booking directly on SpaceX ride-share web-shop, especially if above 175kg.

https://rideshare.spacex.com/search?orbitClassification=2&launchDate=2020-06-10&payloadMass=100

It looks like there's still slots available ;)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/14/2020 11:55 am
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1250025914370580482

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Exolaunch says it has procured capacity on SpaceX's first Falcon 9 rideshare mission, due to launch no earlier than December, 2020. The German company's adapter is designed to accommodate multiple microsats and cubesats on a single Falcon 9 ESPA port.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: Olaf on 05/02/2020 03:13 pm
https://www.geekwire.com/2020/swarm-technologies-chooses-momentus-spacex-launch-constellation-tiny-satellites/
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Swarm Technologies has struck an agreement with California-based Momentus for the launch of a dozen telecommunication satellites, each the size of a slice of bread, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December.
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The December rideshare mission is the first of a series that Momentum plans to execute for Swarm, continuing into 2021 and 2022. Swarm plans to have 150 satellites launched over the next couple of years for a communication network in low Earth orbit.
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The first 12 SpaceBee satellites covered by the agreement announced today will be deployed into orbit from the Falcon 9. The inch-thick satellites fit into a 3U CubeSat deployer that’s about the size of a large loaf of bread.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: Hummy on 05/12/2020 03:58 am
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R2 Space was founded in 2018 in order to provide cutting-edge commercial satellite technology to address the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance needs of the United States Government (“USG”). R2 Space plans to launch and operate eight XR satellites over a series of launches.  The XR-1 satellite will be the first deployment of the XR constellation with an anticipated launch date of December 16, 2020.  R2 Space plans to launch the XR-1 satellite using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which will be launched out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. The XR-1 satellite is projected to be in a Sun-Synchronous Orbit (“SSO”) and have an operational altitude of 550 kilometers with a 97.7-degree inclination angle. All of the XR satellites are expected to be identical. Each XR satellite has a stowed form profile measuring 0.66 x 0.51 x 0.40 meters, with a total mass of 90 kilograms (85 kilograms dry mass).

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Additional XR satellites will be launched subsequently thereafter.  R2 Space will provide details regarding the follow-on XR satellite launches when such information becomes available and prior to launch.   R2 Space has identified Falcon 9 and Electron as two potential launch vehicles for the subsequent XR satellite launches.  The Falcon 9 vehicle would be launched out of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida or the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  The Electron vehicle would be launched out of the Rocket Lab facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: TorenAltair on 05/13/2020 08:44 am
R2 Space all documents: https://fcc.report/IBFS/SAT-LOA-20200511-00042 (scroll down)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 05/13/2020 11:32 pm
Umbra Lab is putting up a 65kg SAR satellite.  0424-EX-CN-2020 (https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/442_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=100266&license_seq=102025)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 05/14/2020 10:09 pm
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Satellite builder Alba Orbital and propulsion company Momentus signed a contract to launch as many as 10 "PocketQube" satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 dedicated rideshare mission in December 2020.

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1261037161819901953/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: PM3 on 05/14/2020 10:17 pm
skyrocket.de lists some more payloads for this flight:

- PlasmaBrake
- RadCube
- VZLUsat 2
- 8x Lemur-2
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 05/14/2020 10:31 pm
That seems to be based on my list, but it's incomplete.

See my maintained list here (https://www.elonx.net/spacex-smallsat-rideshare-missions/).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Michael Baylor on 05/15/2020 11:37 pm
Cape Canaveral is the launch site now?

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Momentus, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and  Alba Orbital, builder and designer of the world's smallest commercial satellite platforms, today announced a contract for three Alba Albapods to ride on plaza deck of the Falcon 9 vehicle, which will launch in December 2020 from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.

Alba Orbital is actively working with customers to launch clusters to their mission requirements via PocketQube deployers suitable for 1p, 1.5p, 2p or 3p PocketQube format satellites. A PocketQube is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a size of 5 cm cubed (one eighth the volume of a CubeSat), has a mass of no more than 250 grams per unit or 'p'.

Alba Orbital’s PocketQube satellites are integrated into the Albapod deployers and mounted alongside Vigoride onto the ESPA Grande ring interface provided by SpaceX on their dedicated rideshare missions. Momentus is enabling Alba Orbital to have a regular launch cadence and mission flexibility in the future to ensure drop off orbital altitudes where their customers need it.

Based in both Glasgow, Scotland, and Berlin, Germany, Alba Orbital wants to get more people building and launching their own satellites by democratizing access to space via the PocketQube standard. They provide a hub of support for PocketQube satellites, by not only building their own platforms, but ground stations and launch services to companies, universities and space agencies around the world. Momentus’ flexible shuttle service is a perfect complement to Alba’s offering.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Momentus on their first rideshare mission in December where we plan to deploy a record number of PocketQubes in orbit,” said Tom Walkinshaw, CEO and Founder of Alba Orbital. “The flexibility which Momentus offers enables access to proven rocket platforms, increasing our mission reliability and performance.”

“Alba Orbital is a key partner for Momentus, enabling Alba Orbital to service PocketQube customers with demonstration missions in form factors even smaller than cubesats,” said Mikhail Kokorich, CEO of Momentus. “We look forward to launching 10 PocketQubes in December as well as many more in the near future.”

A graduate of the prestigious Y Combinator program and based in Santa Clara, California, Momentus announced a $25.5MM Series A raise last year, bringing total funding to nearly $50M. Momentus employs new and proprietary technologies, including water plasma propulsion to enable revolutionary low cost orbital shuttle and charter services. The prototype of the Vigoride vehicle, “El Camino Real”, was launched and tested last year. The first full-scale Vigoride test mission is planned for Q4 of 2020 on the SpaceX dedicated rideshare mission.

About Momentus

Momentus is the first company providing in-space transportation services for satellites. The company was founded in 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. Momentus designs and builds transfer vehicles propelled by proprietary water plasma thrusters. The vehicles ferry satellites to a custom orbit after they are delivered by conventional rockets to their initial orbit. Momentus is a 60 person team growing rapidly.

For more information visit http://www.momentus.space

About Alba Orbital

Alba Orbital is the world’s leading PocketQube satellite manufacturer and launch broker. The company was founded in 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland and recently opened its second office in Berlin, Germany. To date, Alba launch has successfully deployed 6 PocketQube satellites into orbit including the Unicorn-2 platform. Unicorn-2 is the world's most capable Picosat by specification. Albaconnect, a ground station service developed by Alba, completes the full end-to-end service to newspace users and operators. Alba has 20+ customers on 3 continents.

Press release (http://www.albaorbital.com/new-blog/2020/5/14/momentus-and-alba-orbital-sign-contract-for-up-to-10-pocketqubes)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 05/19/2020 03:43 am
Hmmmm, a rideshare flight to 550km SSO in December, what could it be...

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General Atomics-EMS

(2) A general description of the system:
The purpose of the Laser Interconnect & Networking Communications System (LINCS) experiment is to evaluate a pair of SWIR cameras and focal plane and to flight qualify our high data-rate laser communication terminals. To expand, General Atomics Electromagnetics (GA-EMS) has developed a free space optical laser communication terminal (LCT) for space applications.  The system operates at 1550 nm and utilizes on-off keying (OOK) to support a data rate of up to 5Gbps. The amplifier, based on a GA-EMS,  TRL9 system for airborne applications, has been redesigned for space applications and is currently TRL6 based on a T-VAC test conducted in 2018. The system utilizes a software defined On-Off Keying (OOK) modulation scheme that can change between non-return to zero (NRZ) and return to zero (RZ) to support various cross-link distances.  Although many modulation schemes are available, OOK was chosen for maximum compatibility with lasercomm terminals and will allow it to connect to non-GA-EMS terminals to include the NASA Lasercomm Relay Demonstration (LCRD) to be launched in 2021.  Additionally, the LCT uses a novel acquisition scheme that enables rapid acquisition and connection even when the bus level pointing accuracy is in excess of 350 μrad. This results in a bus agnostic LCT architecture that can be used on multiple missions without necessitating extensive redesign and qualification.  These capabilities will be validated on the LINCS mission.

GA-EMS is also launching a SWIR camera on the same platform that will allow a number of imaging experiments to include stereo viewing (18 degrees of parallax) from separate satellites, dual imaging (for super resolution) and spectral fusion.

GA-EMS is launching these cubesats as a rideshare with a Launch Readiness Date (LRD) of December 2020 and will conduct experiments in 2021 and 2022.
The anticipated insertion orbit is 550Km in Apogee and 550km in Perigee with an inclination angle of 97.6 degrees.  The orbital period is approximately 95 minutes.
(from https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/noaaLicensees.html)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Tommyboy on 05/19/2020 07:06 pm
Hmmmm, a rideshare flight to 550km SSO in December, what could it be...
What surprises me is the insertion orbit. 550km circular means that these cubesats will piggyback on starlink sats until in their final orbit, instead of deploying before/during/after the starlink sats have been yeeted from the second stage.
Maybe they won't even detach from the starlink sats they're piggybacking on, and use them as a real-world scenario for testing this technology.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 05/19/2020 07:08 pm
This isn't a Starlink flight.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: anof on 05/19/2020 07:10 pm
Hmmmm, a rideshare flight to 550km SSO in December, what could it be...
What surprises me is the insertion orbit. 550km circular means that these cubesats will piggyback on starlink sats until in their final orbit, instead of deploying before/during/after the starlink sats have been yeeted from the second stage.
Maybe they won't even detach from the starlink sats they're piggybacking on, and use them as a real-world scenario for testing this technology.

I think this is a dedicated SSO launch. Starlink doesn't go to SSO.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 05/19/2020 07:12 pm
I think this is a dedicated SSO launch. Starlink doesn't go to SSO.

Some of the Starlink sats may eventually go to SSO if SpaceX's modification request gets approved, but this flight has been planned as a dedicated rideshare.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Tommyboy on 05/20/2020 06:46 pm
This isn't a Starlink flight.
I think this is a dedicated SSO launch. Starlink doesn't go to SSO.
Whoops, you're right. Somebody should really start building a larger rocket so that we don't need to have this many starlink flight xx topics confusing the hell out of me.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Mammutti on 05/21/2020 07:09 pm
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SatRevolution signed a contract with Momentus to deploy LabSat, a three-unit cubesat packed with scientific payloads from Wrocław University of Science and Technology and three other Polish academic institutions.
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LabSat will be enclosed in Momentus’ Vigoride orbit transfer vehicle for the December SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission. At the conclusion of the Falcon 9 flight, Vigoride will transport the cubesat to a higher altitude, a move designed in part to make LabSat easier for SatRevolution to spot after the launch, according to Momentus’ May 20 news release.

https://spacenews.com/momentus-three-contracts/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Elthiryel on 05/22/2020 10:34 am
https://spacenews.com/d-orbit-preps-for-in-orbit-transportation-business-with-upcoming-arianespace-and-spacex-launches/
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Italian space company D-Orbit will launch its first cubesat deployer in June on an Arianespace Vega, paving the way for an upgraded deployer in December on a SpaceX Falcon 9 capable of in-space maneuvers, a company official said May 21.

Bruno Carvalho, D-Orbit’s vice president of business development, said the company hopes to launch one of its InOrbit Now (ION) propulsive cubesat deployers every two to three months after proving out the system and lining up customers.

D-Orbit’s first ION deployer will release into a single orbit 12 Doves for Earth-observation company Planet, Carvalho said by email. The next ION will be bigger, featuring a “very capable propulsion system” that can move satellites to different orbits and altitudes, he said.

There is no mention of the specific satellites that will be launched in December inside the ION deployer.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 06/11/2020 05:04 am
[Space News] Exolaunch arranges rides for Loft Orbital satellites (https://spacenews.com/exolaunch-loft-orbital-contract/)
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German launch services provider Exolaunch announced an agreement to launch two Loft Orbital microsatellites on SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare missions.
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Exolaunch is preparing to launch Loft Orbital’s YAM-3 satellite, built by LeoStella, a Seattle-based joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries, on a Falcon 9 flight scheduled for December 2020. YAM-3 includes an internet-of-things payload, an onboard autonomy demonstration, a position and queuing demonstration and blockchain applications.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/12/2020 11:03 am
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Loft Orbital awards launch contract to Exolaunch to deliver YAM-3 microsatellite into orbit on Falcon 9

Exolaunch and Loft Orbital signed a contract to deliver the YAM-3 microsatellite to a sun-synchronous orbit. The launch will take place aboard Falcon 9 as part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program.

Berlin, Germany June 10th, 2020 – Exolaunch, the leading rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, has announced a Launch Services Agreement with Loft Orbital, a San Francisco-based company, to deliver Loft Orbital’s YAM microsatellite into sun-synchronous orbit on Falcon 9. Under the contract, Exolaunch will deliver mission management, deployment and integration services to Loft Orbital, who operates microsatellites and flies customers’ payloads as a service. The launch is targeted for December 2020 and is part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program.

The YAM-3 microsatellite will carry various payloads for Loft Orbital’s customers, including an Internet of Things payload, an onboard autonomy demonstration, a positioning and queuing demonstration and blockchain applications. Using a unique aggregation approach, Loft Orbital offers its customers end-to-end services and delivery of missions to orbit on a standardized satellite bus. Its customers provide payloads, sensors or experiments while also saving time and avoiding the complexity and costs of building their own spacecraft.

“YAM-3 will be deployed from a Falcon 9 ESPA port with CarboNIX, Exolaunch’s shock-free lightweight separation system for microsatellites. This launch will mark the first cooperation between Loft Orbital and Exolaunch. In addition to the upcoming Falcon 9 mission, Exolaunch is set to arrange the launch and provide deployment services for Loft Orbital’s next microsatellite in 2021.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Exolaunch for YAM-3’s launch. We’ve been extremely impressed with the Exolaunch team and the CarboNIX technology, and we’re looking forward to a long-term partnership with their team,” said Pierre-Damien Vaujour, Co-CEO at Loft Orbital. “Remaining satellite bus, payload and launch vehicle agnostic is a core part of Loft Orbital’s value proposition, and YAM-3 is a prime example of the schedule benefits resulting from that strategy.”

Earlier this spring, Exolaunch procured launch capacity from SpaceX to launch multiple small satellites aboard Falcon 9 as part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program. Exolaunch will provide comprehensive rideshare mission management, deployment and integration services for the customers joining this launch. Exolaunch has numerous customers who already signed up for this mission, and the company now begins to release more information on its manifest.

“Loft Orbital’s unique service of aggregating multiple payloads on their satellites addresses the industry’s acute demand for reduced complexity and costs,” said Jeanne Medvedeva, Commercial Director at Exolaunch. “We are proud to deploy the YAM-3 microsatellite into orbit with Falcon 9 and provide comprehensive mission support for the launch, and we look forward to supporting additional YAM launches in the future.”

To date, Exolaunch has successfully arranged launch campaigns for nearly one hundred small satellites. The company’s expertise in rideshare launches – in combination with its brand new multi-port adapters, flight-proven sequencers and CarboNIX shock-free separation systems – allows smallsat developers to benefit from top-tier mission management under SpaceX's SmallSat Rideshare Program.

https://www.exolaunch.com/news-block-8.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 06/13/2020 01:54 am
GNOMES-2 is on this flight.  It lists the flight as going from Vandenberg.  I wonder if SpaceX has even decided which coast they're going to fly it from yet.

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Launch vehicle and launch site:Falcon 9, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S.A. 
Proposed launch date:December 2020

All GNOMES have an on-board propulsion system for station-keeping, altitude adjustment, phasing, and acceleration of de-orbit operations.  GNOMES-2 will operate at its launch vehicle injection altitude, and after system validation (a period of less than 18 months), PlanetiQ plans to change the altitude and inclination of GNOMES-2 to operate at a maximum of 650 km SSO.

Physical description of the spacecraft: GNOMES-2 is a microsatellite, with a launch mass of approximately 40 kg and reentry mass of 36 kg.  The stowed configuration of the satellite fits within a 600 x 700 x 800 mm3 volume envelope.  After separation from the launch vehicle by PSC’s 8-inch Lightband, the GNOMES-2 solar panel and science antennas deploy.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/13/2020 02:08 am
Isn't GNOMES 2 flying with SAOCOM 1B?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 06/13/2020 02:22 am
Isn't GNOMES 2 flying with SAOCOM 1B?

Wasn't that GNOMES 1 with SAOCOM 1B?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: AndrewRG10 on 06/13/2020 02:23 am
Isn't GNOMES 2 flying with SAOCOM 1B?

From what I'm seeing on the launch manifest wikipedia it's GNOMES-1 is the one flying on Saocom 1b.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/05/2020 04:11 am
Turkish team to send mini satellite into space (https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-team-to-send-mini-satellite-into-space-156265)

Article about team of Turkish engineering students who built a PocketQube launching on this flight.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/11/2020 11:58 pm
[Space News] Loft Orbital satellite to carry experiment for DARPA’s Blackjack program (https://spacenews.com/loft-orbital-satellite-to-carry-experiment-for-darpas-blackjack-program/)

This article on the YAM-3 satellite says it's an early 2021 launch.  Considering everything going on this year it would have been a shock if this flight didn't slip a little.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/15/2020 01:43 pm
It appears there's more than one new space tug on the launch.  (Also if this is Spaceflight's SXRS-3 mission, then I guess they have another one between Starlink v1.0 L9 and SSO-1)

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SPACEFLIGHT INC. UNVEILS NEXT-GEN ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE TO FLY ABOARD NEXT SPACEX RIDESHARE MISSION

By Jodi Sorensen  JULY 15, 2020

Sherpa-FX to deliver 16 customer spacecraft and several hosted payloads to demonstrate tracking technologies for space traffic management

SEATTLE – July 15, 2020 — Spaceflight Inc., the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, announced today that it will be flying its next generation orbital transfer vehicle, Sherpa-FX, on a fully dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX. The mission, called SXRS-3 by Spaceflight, is scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 no earlier than December 2020. Spaceflight has contracted 16 spacecraft for this mission from organizations including iQPS, Loft Orbital, HawkEye 360, NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology program, Astrocast, and the University of South Florida Institute of Applied Engineering.

In addition to the customer spacecraft, Sherpa-FX will transport multiple hosted payloads including one for Celestis Inc., as well as several that will demonstrate technologies designed to identify and track spacecraft once deployed. By demonstrating these tracking systems on orbit, Spaceflight customers will have access to flight-proven technologies that can mitigate space congestion and provide the foundation of effective and responsible space traffic management. Technologies onboard Sherpa-FX include payloads by NearSpace Launch, Keplerian Technologies and their hardware partner Tiger Innovations, and Space Domain Awareness Inc. These innovative payloads will provide spacecraft developers an independent capability to identify and track their spacecraft without drawing on the host spacecraft resources.
...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/16/2020 03:07 pm
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HAWKEYE 360 COMPLETES MILESTONE IN PREPARATION TO LAUNCH SECOND CLUSTER
July 16, 2020in Constellation, Featured 1, Press Release
Successful testing of new satellites paves the way for faster, more robust data collection and intelligence

Herndon, Virginia (July 16, 2020) — HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytics, today announced it has successfully completed environmental testing of its second cluster of three satellites. This significant milestone for HawkEye Cluster 2 clears the way to prepare for launch, which is scheduled for late 2020. HawkEye Cluster 2 will join the company’s first cluster of satellites that were launched in December 2018, doubling the size of HawkEye 360’s constellation. This is the first cluster in a series of next generation satellites that will improve revisit rates and bring increasingly robust RF data insights to US and international customers to inform their decision-making processes.

HawkEye 360 has five more clusters of satellites fully financed and under development for launch in 2021 and early 2022. This growing constellation identifies and precisely geolocates a broad set of RF signals from emitters such as VHF marine radios, UHF push-to-talk radios, maritime radar systems, AIS beacons, L-band satellite devices, emergency beacons and more. HawkEye 360 processes and analyzes this data using proprietary algorithms and machine-learning tools to deliver actionable insights to customers.

HawkEye Cluster 2 features significant advancements:

Improved Capability: The satellites contain a new and improved software-defined radio (SDR) that can tune to a wide range of frequencies and gather higher-resolution signal data to deliver quality results to customers.

Greater Accuracy: With powerful updated on-board computing, the satellites can process data at a faster rate, leading to increased geolocations with an even greater degree of accuracy, so customers receive the best possible RF geospatial intelligence.

Simultaneous Collection: The satellites can simultaneously collect multiple signals over a single region for enhanced analytics that help customers make more informed decisions.
“HawkEye 360’s investment to advance the field of space-based RF geoanalytics isn’t just about defense and intelligence missions, but it’s also about protecting our global commons by identifying and tracking illicit activities such as illegal fishing, human trafficking, and animal poaching,” said HawkEye 360’s Chief Executive, Officer John Serafini. “In just 18 months, our first cluster has tracked 20 million geolocations and signals of interest to feed growing demand from civil service and defense clients around the world. The successful environmental testing of our HawkEye Cluster 2 satellites brings us one step closer to our goal of a fully operational constellation that will transform invisible signals into insights that make the world a safer place.”

HawkEye 360 built the RF payloads, which UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) integrated into the satellite bus. SFL conducted the environmental testing efforts, which included vibration, thermal vacuum, and electromagnetic interference testing. These tests simulate the environment the satellites will encounter in space. The next step is to prepare the satellites for launch integration.

“Each new cluster increases HawkEye 360’s capacity to collect more data that we can then process, analyze and deliver as relevant and robust data insights,” said HawkEye 360’s Chief Operating Officer, Rob Rainhart. “The highly advanced HawkEye Cluster 2 satellites can capture multiple signal layers at once to create a more accurate and detailed visual of activity and then bring that data down in a shorter period of time for our customers’ benefit.”

For more information on the HawkEye Cluster 2 satellites and enhanced capabilities, please visit https://www.he360.com/technology/constellation/.

https://www.he360.com/hawkeye-360-completes-milestone-in-preparation-to-launch-second-cluster/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/16/2020 06:05 pm
It appears there's more than one new space tug on the launch.  (Also if this is Spaceflight's SXRS-3 mission, then I guess they have another one between Starlink v1.0 L9 and SSO-1)

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SPACEFLIGHT INC. UNVEILS NEXT-GEN ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE TO FLY ABOARD NEXT SPACEX RIDESHARE MISSION
...

I'm trying to figure out if this thing will fit on one of the 24" ports, looks pretty close.  The Hawkeye sats are about 300x450mm.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/20/2020 02:16 am
iQPS from Japan.  First satellite launched in 2019, second satellite launching on the SpaceX SSO-1 flight (brokered by Spaceflight Inc.).

https://i-qps.net/
https://i-qps.net/news/316
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The second iQPS small SAR satellite “IZANAMI” to launch on Spaceflight’s SXRS-3 rideshare mission no earlier than December 2020

iQPS Inc., led by its CEO Shunsuke Onishi, with the mission to “expand the possibilities in space and make our earth a better place,” announces the launch of the second small SAR satellite called IZANAMI, which is developed with the space cluster of more than 20 local companies in Northern part of Kyushu.

Under a rideshare launch contract with Spaceflight Inc., the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, IZANAMI is scheduled to launch from a SpaceX Falcon 9 no earlier than December 2020. The mission, called SXRS-3 by Spaceflight, is a fully dedicated rideshare mission. Additional information about IZANAMI and its launch will be provided as it becomes available.

iQPS Inc. is aiming to establish a near real-time data provision service by 2025 with 36-satellite constellation which can observe almost any point in the world in approximately 10 minutes, and conduct fixed-point observations at particular areas once every 10 minutes. The first satellite IZANAGI and the second IZANAMI have a mission as the prototype to demonstrate various experimental devices and technology in space for the future iQPS constellation.

“In December 2019, iQPS successfully launched IZANAGI from Satish Dawn Space Centre and established contact with ground stations on the following day.” says Shunsuke Onishi, CEO of iQPS Inc. “The continuous healthy operation of IZANAGI is providing us an accumulation of knowledge to improve IZANAMI and to develop the following satellites faster and with more confidence. And now we, with all iQPS members including the Northern Kyushu space cluster, are excited for the upcoming launch of our 2nd satellite. We look forward to our launch with Spaceflight aboard the Falcon 9.”
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 07/22/2020 11:25 pm
I see both this post and Salo's aunch schedule shows this mission as launching from Florida instead of VAFB. It makes sense but does anyone know where it was confirmed?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/22/2020 11:32 pm
I see both this post and Salo's aunch schedule shows this mission as launching from Florida instead of VAFB. It makes sense but does anyone know where it was confirmed?

I've seen some FCC documentation for payloads say Florida, and some say California or Florida.  I'm not sure it's 100% confirmed, but it's really looking like Florida is the location.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: wannamoonbase on 07/23/2020 01:00 am
Perhaps it is contingent on how SAOCOM 1B works out.

File plans for both and if allowed fly out of FL.

We have not heard any planning for Starship to fly out of CA.  So maybe SpaceX is looking for ways to reduce/eliminate costs in CA with an eye to the future.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/24/2020 09:23 pm
I see both this post and Salo's aunch schedule shows this mission as launching from Florida instead of VAFB. It makes sense but does anyone know where it was confirmed?

I've seen some FCC documentation for payloads say Florida, and some say California or Florida.  I'm not sure it's 100% confirmed, but it's really looking like Florida is the location.

The latest FCC filing I've run across:
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The Aurorasat-1 cubesat will be launched as a secondary payload aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in December 2020.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 07/29/2020 08:39 pm
In case anyone has gotten misconceptions from Spaceflight's marketing, the Sherpa on this flight is not any sort of tug that deploys payloads to different orbits.  It has no propulsion, attitude control, or power generation.  It simply separates from the launch vehicle, then releases its payloads over the next few hours.  Mission duration is not expected to exceed six hours.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: TorenAltair on 07/30/2020 04:17 am
Sherpa FX1 details
https://fcc.report/IBFS/SAT-STA-20200728-00089
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : December 2020
Post by: abaddon on 08/03/2020 09:16 pm
https://www.geekwire.com/2020/swarm-technologies-chooses-momentus-spacex-launch-constellation-tiny-satellites/
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Swarm Technologies has struck an agreement with California-based Momentus for the launch of a dozen telecommunication satellites, each the size of a slice of bread, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December.
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The December rideshare mission is the first of a series that Momentum plans to execute for Swarm, continuing into 2021 and 2022. Swarm plans to have 150 satellites launched over the next couple of years for a communication network in low Earth orbit.
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The first 12 SpaceBee satellites covered by the agreement announced today will be deployed into orbit from the Falcon 9. The inch-thick satellites fit into a 3U CubeSat deployer that’s about the size of a large loaf of bread.
Now appears to be 24 satellites: https://spacenews.com/swarm-launch-with-exolaunch/ and it is unclear if they are still working with Momentus (the PR talks about their working with Exolaunch)

[EDIT] Article includes a nice photo of SpaceBees.  The "slice of bread" characterization isn't horrible, but I'd say it's Texas Toast sized.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 08/04/2020 11:16 am
Could the 24 sats on Exolaunch be in addition to 12 on Vigoride?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 08/04/2020 02:20 pm
Could the 24 sats on Exolaunch be in addition to 12 on Vigoride?

There aren't any Swarm sats actually on Vigoride.  There could be some in the ISIL cubesat deployers that are mounted alongside Vigoride, those payloads aren't broken down in the Momentus paperwork.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 08/04/2020 02:26 pm
Could the 24 sats on Exolaunch be in addition to 12 on Vigoride?

There aren't any Swarm sats actually on Vigoride.  There could be some in the ISIL cubesat deployers that are mounted alongside Vigoride, those payloads aren't broken down in the Momentus paperwork.
My point was that there were supposed be 12 sats flying in December on Vigoride (as quoted above). So was that deal between Swarm and Momentus replaced by the 24-sat deal with Exolaunch, or is it a separate thing (which would mean there would be 36 Swarm sats flying in December)?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 08/04/2020 03:10 pm
https://www.prweb.com/releases/momentus_selected_as_launch_provider_for_swarm/prweb17063836.htm
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The agreement includes a first launch onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission in December 2020, with additional launches to be scheduled over the 2021-2022 time frame. Swarm's constellation of uniquely small satellites enables it to offer worldwide connectivity at a fraction of the cost of existing space-based solutions, and the company plans to launch 150+ satellites over the next couple of years.

After the integration of 12 Swarm satellites into a single 3U deployer, the satellites are then carried on the first leg to orbit via a Falcon 9 rocket. This, however, is where similarities to existing launch providers end. Beginning in 2021, the Momentus Vigoride in-space shuttle will perform the next leg of the journey, providing constellation deployments into optimal orbits, which is a huge value-add for networks like Swarms.

The first set of sats was probably manifested to deploy from the Plaza Deck, which is where the ISIL deployers are located.  I don't know if they're still on the Momentus port at all, or moved to the Exolaunch port.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 08/21/2020 02:58 am
The NASA ELaNa schedule lists this flight as SpaceX Transporter-1.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 08/21/2020 08:11 am
The NASA ELaNa schedule lists this flight as SpaceX Transporter-1.

Actually its "Transporter-1". SpaceX is the name of the launch service provider, indicated by the comma after the name.

"ELaNa 35
Date: December 1, 2020
Mission:  SpaceX, Transporter-1 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed"

https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: starbase on 08/31/2020 08:27 pm
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Scott Higginbotham, a mission manager from NASA’s Launch Services Program, confirmed the mission — which SpaceX calls Transporter-1 — is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral. NASA has booked a small payload to fly on the Falcon 9 rideshare launch.

Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/08/31/spacex-launches-first-polar-orbit-mission-from-florida-in-decades/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Comga on 09/02/2020 01:24 am
I have not read every link and attachment in this thread, but is there an indication of the ascending or descending node or launch time for this launch?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 09/04/2020 12:51 am
I have not read every link and attachment in this thread, but is there an indication of the ascending or descending node or launch time for this launch?

I saw LTAN ~21:00 on one document.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Comga on 09/04/2020 02:31 am
I have not read every link and attachment in this thread, but is there an indication of the ascending or descending node or launch time for this launch?

I saw LTAN ~21:00 on one document.

Would that make for about an 11 AM local time southbound launch?
That should have it crossing the equator heading south (descending) around 9 AM
That wouldn’t be dramatic like a sunset or sunrise launch but it still could be impressive from the south Florida eastern shore.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 09/04/2020 02:42 am
The dawn/dusk launches tend to be stuff like SAR satellites (they get steady power generation from that orbit and don't care so much about the shadows on the ground).  Mixed launches like this would tend to favor the late morning/early afternoon slots if they're going to have any optical observation sats.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: Comga on 09/04/2020 02:49 am
The dawn/dusk launches tend to be stuff like SAR satellites (they get steady power generation from that orbit and don't care so much about the shadows on the ground).  Mixed launches like this would tend to favor the late morning/early afternoon slots if they're going to have any optical observation sats.
I am well aware of the uses of late morning ascending and descending nodes for optical imaging (good light, fewer clouds) and the continuously sunlit terminator orbits (like WISE).
My question is basically the time of day of the launch for thinking about being in south FL to watch from the shore.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 09/09/2020 12:53 am
0657-EX-CN-2020 https://fcc.report/ELS/Near-Space-Launch-Inc/0657-EX-CN-2020
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The overall goal of the TAGSAT-1 mission, is to test and monitor performance for the NearSpace
Launch, Incorporated (NSL) Black Box Tag. The Tag returns data on position and velocity,
gathered via GPS receiver, to NSL via the Globalstar system. It is self powered and operates
independently of the larger Sherpa spacecraft to which it is attached.

The Sherpa, owned by Spaceflight Inc., and attached Tag will be launched on SpaceX SXRS-3,
NET December 1, 2020, into a near-circular, sun synch orbit at 525 km altitude. Transmission
from the Tag will begin 12 hours after the payloads are deployed from the Sherpa, and then the Tag
will remain active for 2 years. Atmospheric friction will de orbit the Sherpa and attached Tag,
approximately 4 years after launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 09/09/2020 01:18 am
[Space News] Exolaunch arranges rides for Loft Orbital satellites (https://spacenews.com/exolaunch-loft-orbital-contract/)
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German launch services provider Exolaunch announced an agreement to launch two Loft Orbital microsatellites on SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare missions.
...
Exolaunch is preparing to launch Loft Orbital’s YAM-3 satellite, built by LeoStella, a Seattle-based joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries, on a Falcon 9 flight scheduled for December 2020. YAM-3 includes an internet-of-things payload, an onboard autonomy demonstration, a position and queuing demonstration and blockchain applications.

According to the most recent FCC filing from Loft Orbital, YAM-3 is on the June flight now.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: YoannMoguer on 09/10/2020 08:11 am
That seems to be based on my list, but it's incomplete.

See my maintained list here (https://www.elonx.net/spacex-smallsat-rideshare-missions/).

Hello! Thank you for your work, do we have an official clue about Radcube being on this filght?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX SSO-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 09/10/2020 10:06 am
That seems to be based on my list, but it's incomplete.

See my maintained list here (https://www.elonx.net/spacex-smallsat-rideshare-missions/).

Hello! Thank you for your work, do we have an official clue about Radcube being on this filght?
It's not super official but this article (https://spacenews.com/momentus-spacex-rideshare/) mentions there will be a payload from C3S of Hungary, which after a little digging seems to match RADCUBE (https://www.nanosats.eu/sat/radcube). But I could be wrong, maybe there is another satellite that fits.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 09/14/2020 05:16 pm
Capella "Whitney 1&2 are currently planned to be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, in December 2020."

Two 110-kg SAR sats.  Whitney 1 & 2 are also called Capella 3 & 4.  The Whitney design has a Xenon thruster, unlike the previous Sequoia satellite that used water as the propellant.

https://fcc.report/IBFS/SAT-LOA-20200914-00108
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 09/14/2020 11:24 pm
Spaceflight said this flight is currently targeting mid-December
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 09/14/2020 11:34 pm
We've seen December 16 mentioned before, so maybe that's still the plan?

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R2 Space was founded in 2018 in order to provide cutting-edge commercial satellite technology to address the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance needs of the United States Government (“USG”). R2 Space plans to launch and operate eight XR satellites over a series of launches.  The XR-1 satellite will be the first deployment of the XR constellation with an anticipated launch date of December 16, 2020.  R2 Space plans to launch the XR-1 satellite using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which will be launched out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. The XR-1 satellite is projected to be in a Sun-Synchronous Orbit (“SSO”) and have an operational altitude of 550 kilometers with a 97.7-degree inclination angle. All of the XR satellites are expected to be identical. Each XR satellite has a stowed form profile measuring 0.66 x 0.51 x 0.40 meters, with a total mass of 90 kilograms (85 kilograms dry mass).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 09/19/2020 10:22 am
SFN confirms Dec 16 launch from Cape Canaveral:

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The company’s Cape Canaveral launch schedule for the rest of 2020 also includes [...] a rideshare mission with dozens of small satellites set to go Dec. 16.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/09/18/next-spacex-launch-will-wait-for-improved-ocean-conditions/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: YoannMoguer on 10/05/2020 01:31 pm
I think that the HYPSO-1 cubesat, built by NanoAvionics for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, could be a good candidate for the 6U cubesat built by NanoAvionics and contracted with Exolaunch for the December 2020 rideshare mission.
"Innovative Ocean Research from NTNU to Ride on the NanoAvionics M6P Nano-Satellite Bus": https://nanoavionics.com/news/innovative-ocean-research-from-ntnu-to-ride-on-the-nanoavionics-m6p-nano-satellite-bus/
"Exolaunch and NanoAvionics sign contracts for SpaceX flights": https://spacenews.com/exolaunch-nanoavionics-contrac/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 10/10/2020 11:12 am
According to a press release about VZLUSAT-2 that's flying on this mission, the launch is planned for December 18:

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The flight window for the Falcon 9 launcher is opened from the first December and ends at the end of March next year (launch is preliminarily scheduled for 12/18/2020).

https://www.vzlu.cz/en/vzlusat-2-nanosatellite-on-its-way-to-usa-c741.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 10/14/2020 06:17 pm
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Spaceflight seeks to update its application for special temporary authority
(“STA”) filed by Spaceflight, Inc. (“Spaceflight”) reference above by removing the
SOARS hosted payload from Spaceflight’s planned manifest. Keplerian Technologies
notified Spaceflight that due to national emergencies, the SOARS hosted payload is not
likely to be licensed in time, and therefore that it will not make this mission.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET December 2020
Post by: gongora on 10/27/2020 08:37 pm
October 26, 2020 – Santa Clara, CA – Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a
commercial space company providing in-space infrastructure services, and Gran Systems, a
newspace service provider for Taiwainese and Southeast Asia, today announced a service
agreement for Gran System’s 2U CubeSat NUTSAT to fly on Momentus’ December 2020
Vigoride demo mission.

The 2U NUTSAT was designed by the National Formosa University with the backing of the
National Space Organization (NSPO) in Taiwan. One of the three NSPO cubesats launching
this year, NUTSAT is a systems engineering training education program integrating an ADS-B
receiver onto the cubeSat to demonstrate and enhance commercial aviation safety technology.
NUTSAT is the first of the three cubesats to go for the launch integration.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: gongora on 11/06/2020 08:25 pm
https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-STA-INTR2020-03392/2774853
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The expected launch window for the SW1FT and SteamSat satellites is December 18, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: gongora on 11/11/2020 01:57 pm
The Nanoracks demonstration payload seems to have slipped to May.
https://www.wired.com/story/the-plan-to-turn-scrapped-rockets-into-space-stations/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: scr00chy on 11/11/2020 06:02 pm
The Nanoracks demonstration payload seems to have slipped to May.
https://www.wired.com/story/the-plan-to-turn-scrapped-rockets-into-space-stations/
Huh, May is a weird timeframe, unless it's a Starlink rideshare now.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: Jansen on 11/11/2020 11:16 pm
The Nanoracks demonstration payload seems to have slipped to May.
https://www.wired.com/story/the-plan-to-turn-scrapped-rockets-into-space-stations/
Huh, May is a weird timeframe, unless it's a Starlink rideshare now.

Possibly Transporter-2 in the May-June timeframe.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 11/18/2020 02:51 am
Cross-post; my bold:
Ben Cooper/Launch Photography (http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html)
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FALCON 9

The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the sixteenth batch of Starlink satellites on November 21 at 10:17pm EST. A Falcon 9 will launch the first cargo Dragon 2 to the ISS, CRS-21, from pad 39A on December 2 at 12:50pm EST. The launch time gets 22-26 min. earlier each day. Other upcoming Falcon 9 launches are TBA. A Falcon 9 will launch NROL-108 for the National Reconnaissance Office from pad 40 on TBD. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the SiriusXM-7 communications satellite from pad 40 on December TBD, likely in the middle of the night EST. A Falcon 9 will launch the Turksat 5A communication satellite on December TBD. And a Falcon 9 will launch a smallsat rideshare mission into polar orbit on late December TBD. The first stage should land back at the Cape around eight minutes after launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: Jansen on 11/18/2020 03:25 am
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403

NextSpaceflight confirms Landing Zone 1
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: SolSystem on 11/18/2020 02:26 pm
Transporter-1 launch slips to NET January 14.

https://spaceq.ca/spacex-transporter-1-rideshare-mission-with-canadian-satellites-onboard-slips-to-mid-january/ (https://spaceq.ca/spacex-transporter-1-rideshare-mission-with-canadian-satellites-onboard-slips-to-mid-january/)
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EDIT/ADD zubenelgenubi:
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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January • Falcon 9 • Transporter 1
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: gongora on 11/18/2020 04:36 pm
https://twitter.com/KeplerComms/status/1329109046331367431
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With anticipation building towards our upcoming launch on @SpaceX's Transporter-1 rideshare, a sneak-peak at the new additions to the Kepler GEN1 Constellation.  Introducing KEP-8, KEP-9, KEP-10, KEP-11, KEP-12, KEP-13, KEP-14 and KEP-15!  More updates to come in the days ahead!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: Jansen on 11/18/2020 04:46 pm
Transporter-1 launch slips to NET January 14.

https://spaceq.ca/spacex-transporter-1-rideshare-mission-with-canadian-satellites-onboard-slips-to-mid-january/ (https://spaceq.ca/spacex-transporter-1-rideshare-mission-with-canadian-satellites-onboard-slips-to-mid-january/)

Assuming the launches in November and December happen as scheduled, the only boosters that would be available January 14 would be B1063.2 and B1049.8, with the former being most likely.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: SolSystem on 11/18/2020 05:26 pm
Note that Kepler-6 and Kepler-7 are manifested on the Russian GK Launch Services scheduled for Q1 or Q2 according to Kepler. Those satellites were to have launched before the SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare mission.


https://twitter.com/KeplerComms/status/1329109046331367431
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With anticipation building towards our upcoming launch on @SpaceX's Transporter-1 rideshare, a sneak-peak at the new additions to the Kepler GEN1 Constellation.  Introducing KEP-8, KEP-9, KEP-10, KEP-11, KEP-12, KEP-13, KEP-14 and KEP-15!  More updates to come in the days ahead!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: Jakusb on 11/18/2020 06:39 pm
Transporter-1 launch slips to NET January 14.

https://spaceq.ca/spacex-transporter-1-rideshare-mission-with-canadian-satellites-onboard-slips-to-mid-january/ (https://spaceq.ca/spacex-transporter-1-rideshare-mission-with-canadian-satellites-onboard-slips-to-mid-january/)

Assuming the launches in November and December happen as scheduled, the only boosters that would be available January 14 would be B1063.2 and B1049.8, with the former being most likely.
Unless the next West coast mission is seriously delayed, there is no reason to believe 1063 will be transported East again.
But Transporter-1 being delayed might indicate that 1051-7 has either a commercial mission or another Starlink. Then 1048-8 might be a good candidate.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: gongora on 11/20/2020 05:41 pm
Drone ship position (https://www.google.com/maps/place/23%C2%B045'41.0%22N+79%C2%B008'32.0%22W/@25.0871433,-79.8744446,6.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d23.7613889!4d-79.1422222)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: Jansen on 11/20/2020 06:28 pm
Just for context, the above map is based on the following info that Gongora found:

I'm assuming Transporter-1, Mission 1540
1705-EX-ST-2020 (https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=103748&RequestTimeout=1000) Launch and ASDS landing west of the Bahamas
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: kdhilliard on 11/20/2020 07:17 pm
Just for context, the above map is based on the following info that Gongora found:
...

And note the uncertainty there (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45440.msg2156621#msg2156621) as to whether that mission-1540 STA application is necessarily for Transporter-1 or if it might be for the recently discussed polar Starlink mission.  We don't yet know if Transporter-1 will be RTLS or ASDS.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: Jansen on 11/20/2020 07:26 pm
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403

NextSpaceflight confirms Landing Zone 1

This has now been changed to ASDS recovery. I suspect additional mass was recently added and RTLS is no longer possible with sufficient margin.

If someone can add up all the payload mass and volume figures there might be some clues there.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-to-late December 2020
Post by: theprotobe on 11/21/2020 02:11 pm
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403

NextSpaceflight confirms Landing Zone 1

This has now been changed to ASDS recovery. I suspect additional mass was recently added and RTLS is no longer possible with sufficient margin.

If someone can add up all the payload mass and volume figures there might be some clues there.
Must be quite heavy then. Something around the range of 10 tons or higher? I've read that it can do 10.8 tons to LEO(RTLS), but that isn't SSO.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: Alexphysics on 11/21/2020 04:58 pm
You have to factor in the dogleg maneuver. That can easily cut a couple of tons of performance
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: su27k on 11/22/2020 02:55 am
I find it hard to believe they would get so many customer payloads that it requires downrange landing. Seems to me the easiest explanation for the switch to ASDS is that this will carry Starlink as their filing to FCC indicated.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: theprotobe on 11/22/2020 09:54 am
I find it hard to believe they would get so many customer payloads that it requires downrange landing. Seems to me the easiest explanation for the switch to ASDS is that this will carry Starlink as their filing to FCC indicated.
Do we know why SSO-A landed on the droneship? It was estimated at 4 tons, and the previous launch from VAFB, SAOCOM 1A, landed on LZ-4. Really weird since SAOCOM weighs a ton lower than SSO-A. Could be some unforeseen reason.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: scr00chy on 11/22/2020 10:38 am
I find it hard to believe they would get so many customer payloads that it requires downrange landing. Seems to me the easiest explanation for the switch to ASDS is that this will carry Starlink as their filing to FCC indicated.
Do we know why SSO-A landed on the droneship? It was estimated at 4 tons, and the previous launch from VAFB, SAOCOM 1A, landed on LZ-4. Really weird since SAOCOM weighs a ton lower than SSO-A. Could be some unforeseen reason.
The booster was able to land on LZ-4 but NRO blocked it because they had a valuable payload being prepared at a nearby pad and didn't want it to get damaged by a landing anomaly. So instead, SpaceX landed the booster on JRTI that was positioned very close to shore.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: gongora on 11/24/2020 02:00 am
I've seen mentions from a couple other customers of the January 14 date.

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/new-launch-date-for-easat-2-and-hades-satellites.htm
https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-STA-20201119-01260/2849577
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET mid-January 2021
Post by: gongora on 11/26/2020 03:38 pm
https://twitter.com/uvsqsat/status/1329829880083701761
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/08/2020 08:52 am
Ben Cooper is now reporting this as NET Jan 14, around mid-day EST

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/12/2020 02:59 am
Spaceflight got their FCC permit for the SHERPA-FX on this launch.  Momentus hasn't gotten their license yet.  A government committee on foreign involvement in the communications sector put a hold on license requests for Momentus, Firefly and Astro Digital for a couple weeks in November but then decided not to get involved and said the FCC could continue with their processing.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/14/2020 03:50 pm
https://twitter.com/payamban/status/1338320926421618688
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Shipment from @capellaspace Colorado office to Florida. Kinda importan stuff.

https://twitter.com/payamban/status/1338518696742899721
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Shipment has arrived in Florida:) Two fancy boxes.

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/14/2020 06:20 pm
https://twitter.com/D_Orbit/status/1338549632905977857
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A time-lapse video of ION Satellite Carrier being Package to be shipped to Cape Canaveral where it will launch to #space in January 2021. Thanks to @DHLGlobalFoward for taking care of ION in its journey to space! #inorbitnow #spacelogistics
Pr: https://bit.ly/2IQDQRm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/16/2020 04:12 pm
https://twitter.com/EXOLAUNCH/status/1339256439769067523
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Our team is at Cape Canaveral to start integration of our customer payloads for our next #Falcon9 #rideshare flight in January! Our first mission with @SpaceX in 2021 will set the precedent for our rideshares going forward! #NewSpace #SmallSats
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/18/2020 02:33 am
HAWKEYE 360’S NEXT-GEN SATELLITES SHIP TO CAPE CANAVERAL FOR LAUNCH (https://www.he360.com/hawkeye-360s-next-gen-satellites-ship-to-cape-canaveral-for-launch/)
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Herndon, Virginia (December 17, 2020) — HawkEye 360 Inc., the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytics, today announced it has shipped its second cluster of satellites to the launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellites are scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 no earlier than January 2021 as part of Spaceflight Inc.’s SXRS-3 ride share mission. HawkEye Cluster 2 is the first of a series of next generation satellites HawkEye 360 is deploying to complete its baseline constellation.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/18/2020 10:05 pm
The FCC application from Momentus for this flight was withdrawn, which is very odd.  Three days ago they had a blog post on their site that named the mission.  Not sure what their intentions are.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/18/2020 10:56 pm
The FCC application from Momentus for this flight was withdrawn, which is very odd.  Three days ago they had a blog post on their site that named the mission.  Not sure what their intentions are.
there is some Congressional oversight ongoing regarding recent executive branch decisions in regards to Momentus and this might be a temporary result.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/18/2020 11:02 pm
The FCC application from Momentus for this flight was withdrawn, which is very odd.  Three days ago they had a blog post on their site that named the mission.  Not sure what their intentions are.
there is some Congressional oversight ongoing regarding recent executive branch decisions in regards to Momentus and this might be a temporary result.

I haven't seen anything about that, do you have more info?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: smoliarm on 12/20/2020 11:18 am
The FCC application from Momentus for this flight was withdrawn, which is very odd.  Three days ago they had a blog post on their site that named the mission.  Not sure what their intentions are.
there is some Congressional oversight ongoing regarding recent executive branch decisions in regards to Momentus and this might be a temporary result.

I haven't seen anything about that, do you have more info?

For example:
The CEO of a $1.2 billion space company can’t use its technology (https://news.yahoo.com/ceo-1-2-billion-space-110051362.html)
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The Russian founder of a business going public in a $1.2 billion transaction is not allowed to work with his own company’s products because of US rules intended to keep advanced space technology away from geopolitical rivals.

Momentus Space was founded in 2017 to develop a “last-mile” transportation system for satellites launched into orbit, using a novel water-based propulsion system. The company is expected to go public on the NASDAQ in early 2021 after a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, created by the fund Stable Road Capital, purchased it in October.

Investors worry that the transaction may face unusual scrutiny because Momentus CEO Mikhail Kokorich, though credited with a majority of the company’s inventions, is legally barred from accessing the firm’s technology by US national security law, according to a Nov. 2 SEC filing.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/21/2020 04:51 pm
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1341078276392017931

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On our #Falcon9 missions #Exolaunch will utilize its brand-new product, the EXOport: a flexible multi-port adapter designed to enable optimal accommodation of microsats and cubesats. exolaunch.com/products.html #NewSpace #SmallSats
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 12/21/2020 07:19 pm
STA has been granted.

https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=264677
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 12/21/2020 10:33 pm
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201221005049/en/Exolaunch-Integrates-30-Small-Satellites-for-SpaceX-First-Dedicated-Rideshare-Launch

Exolaunch Integrates 30 Small Satellites for SpaceX First Dedicated Rideshare Launch

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at the moment the team of Exolaunch is performing the final integration of the diverse small satellite cluster with Falcon 9 at SpaceX’s facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/22/2020 03:04 am
https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1341198247071723520
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Our team has a busy holiday season ahead as we make final preparations and integrate customer satellites on our first @SpaceX #SmallSat #Rideshare launch!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/29/2020 12:06 pm
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1343905718722826243

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Our next @SpaceX #Falcon9 launch will carry 30 of our customers' #SmallSats. They will be deployed using the #EXObox deployment sequencer, a device for managing the deployment of clusters of up to 50 small satellites! https://exolaunch.com/news-block-22.html #NewSpace
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/29/2020 03:20 pm
[Momentus, Dec. 23] Narsai: Announcing Complete Integration of All Customer Satellites (https://momentus.space/2020/12/23/narsai-announcing-complete-integration-of-all-customer-satellites-2/)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: tvillars on 12/29/2020 10:24 pm
I was thinking of driving down from Tennessee to see this.  Never seen a rocket launch so wondering if this would be a good one to watch.  Retired this month so not in a hurry but I finally have the time to start working on my bucket list.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 12/29/2020 11:52 pm
I was thinking of driving down from Tennessee to see this.  Never seen a rocket launch so wondering if this would be a good one to watch.  Retired this month so not in a hurry but I finally have the time to start working on my bucket list.

Launch will likely be mid day, so probably pretty good. Check out the launch viewing thread for specific info on locations.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44657.0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/30/2020 12:28 am
I was thinking of driving down from Tennessee to see this.  Never seen a rocket launch so wondering if this would be a good one to watch.  Retired this month so not in a hurry but I finally have the time to start working on my bucket list.

Just keep an eye on the launch date, and remember to schedule extra days if possible to accommodate any scrubs.  It appears the next two flights will both be from the same launch pad, so any delays to the Turksat launch could affect this one.

If SpaceX is really planning two Starlink launches in January then there could also be a flight from 39A within a week of this one.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/05/2021 02:14 am
Momentus Announces Move of Vigoride from January 2021 Mission; Will be Remanifesting to a Subsequent Launch (https://momentus.space/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Momentus-Announces-Move-of-Vigoride-from-January-2021-Mission-1.pdf)

January 04, 2021 – Santa Clara, CA - Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company providing in-space infrastructure services announced today that it will be remanifesting its January 2021 mission to a subsequent launch opportunity in 2021. This move will allow for the additional time necessary to secure FAA approval of Momentus’ payloads, including completion of a standard interagency review. Momentus currently holds all other necessary licenses for its Vigoride vehicle.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: scr00chy on 01/05/2021 10:26 am
Momentus Announces Move of Vigoride from January 2021 Mission; Will be Remanifesting to a Subsequent Launch (http://Momentus Announces Move of Vigoride from January 2021 Mission; Will be Remanifesting to a Subsequent Launch)

January 04, 2021 – Santa Clara, CA - Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company providing in-space infrastructure services announced today that it will be remanifesting its January 2021 mission to a subsequent launch opportunity in 2021. This move will allow for the additional time necessary to secure FAA approval of Momentus’ payloads, including completion of a standard interagency review. Momentus currently holds all other necessary licenses for its Vigoride vehicle.

Fixed link: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210104005825/en/Momentus-Announces-Move-of-Vigoride-from-January-2021-Mission-Will-be-Remanifesting-to-a-Subsequent-Launch

It's interesting. I'm thinking SpaceX might have decided to fill the vacated space on this launch with some Starlink satellites. It would explain the mysterious "polar launch opportunity" mentioned for December. And would also explain why this booster needs to land on ASDS instead of LZ-1 as was originally expected.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/05/2021 02:06 pm
Fixed link: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210104005825/en/Momentus-Announces-Move-of-Vigoride-from-January-2021-Mission-Will-be-Remanifesting-to-a-Subsequent-Launch

It's interesting. I'm thinking SpaceX might have decided to fill the vacated space on this launch with some Starlink satellites. It would explain the mysterious "polar launch opportunity" mentioned for December. And would also explain why this booster needs to land on ASDS instead of LZ-1 as was originally expected.

I've also fixed the link to the pdf on the Momentus site in my post.

Vigoride goes on one of the side ports.  Starlinks would go on top.  If they lost a payload that could be replaced with Starlinks then it would have to be something that was originally going to be at the top of the stack.  Since they don't have permission for the Starlink modification yet that shouldn't be affecting the landing method.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/05/2021 09:38 pm
SpaceX wants to put 10 Starlinks on this flight.  It seems unlikely they would get the approval.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/05/2021 11:35 pm
SpaceX wants to put 10 Starlinks on this flight.  It seems unlikely they would get the approval.

I am also surprised, that the payload stack can be changed significantly a few days before launch. Perhaps they had done contingency analysis of the stack dynamics with Starlinks before, in case one of the major elements drops out.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/05/2021 11:48 pm
SpaceX wants to put 10 Starlinks on this flight.  It seems unlikely they would get the approval.

I am also surprised, that the payload stack can be changed significantly a few days before launch. Perhaps they had done contingency analysis of the stack dynamics with Starlinks before, in case one of the major elements drops out.

They first publicly mentioned the Starlink option in mid-November, and surely knew about it a bit before the FCC filing.  They've had time to plan.  I assume they have some sort of mass simulator to go on top of the stack if the Starlinks aren't approved, or have done the analysis to approve a configuration where there isn't a payload on top.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Raul on 01/06/2021 08:32 pm
Active NOTAM in South Pacific information region south of Easter Island for stage2 debris reentry during second orbit of Transporter-1 SmallSat Rideshare mission since January 14 16:00 UTC until January 18 17:40 UTC.

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ISLA DE PASCUA/ACC-FIC
NOTAM #: R0002/21   Class: International      Status: Active   Issue Date UTC: 01/06/2021 2031      Start Date UTC: 01/14/2021 1600      End Date UTC: 01/18/2021 1740
R0002/21 NOTAMN
Q) SCIZ/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/5856S12448W677
A) SCIZ B) 2101141600 C) 2101181740
D) DLY BTN 1600-1740
E) ZONE ...D... SECT WEST PACIFIC DUE TO SPACE
VEHICLE RE-ENTRY ACTIVITY.
THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY GEO COORD:
652900S 1310000W
652900S 1310000W
624200S 1300100W
501700S 1230600W
474000S 1203400W
483400S 1184400W
562000S 1193100W
653900S 1242200W
674900S 1292400W
652900S 1310000W
INSTRUCTIONS: SANTIAGO OCEANIC 10024 KHZ
ACFT FANS 1A CAPABLE MUST LOGON SCEZ
INFO PROVIDED BY 45RANS/DOS  EASTERN RANGE SCHEDULING CAPE CANAVERAL
AFS FL.
F) SFC G) UNL
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: ZachS09 on 01/06/2021 09:46 pm
Given that Stage 2 will deorbit on the second orbit, Transporter-1 will do a 2-burn profile (parking orbit and restart at apogee).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 01/07/2021 02:15 am
2 DARPA satellites to fly on the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission were damaged on Monday during payload stacking due to an accidental release of the payload separation system.
Credit: SpaceNews
More detalils by SpaceNews:
https://spacenews.com/darpa-satellites-damaged-at-processing-facility-ahead-of-spacex-launch/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: ZachS09 on 01/07/2021 03:04 am
2 DARPA satellites to fly on the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission were damaged on Monday during payload stacking due to an accidental release of the payload separation system.
Credit: SpaceNews
More detalils by SpaceNews:
https://spacenews.com/darpa-satellites-damaged-at-processing-facility-ahead-of-spacex-launch/

How much of a delay will this result in?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/07/2021 03:21 am
2 DARPA satellites to fly on the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission were damaged on Monday during payload stacking due to an accidental release of the payload separation system.
Credit: SpaceNews
More detalils by SpaceNews:
https://spacenews.com/darpa-satellites-damaged-at-processing-facility-ahead-of-spacex-launch/

How much of a delay will this result in?

Still under investigation, but unlikely to delay the launch. Will prob be remanifested at a later date.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/07/2021 02:56 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1346503659996274690

Maintenance on OCISLY could affect launch cadence, might delay Transporter-1

Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: leetdan on 01/07/2021 03:07 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

A well-placed ASDS source says the plan is to leave Sunday night in support of a launch on the 14th.

*waves*
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/07/2021 04:09 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

A well-placed ASDS source says the plan is to leave Sunday night in support of a launch on the 14th.

*waves*

Might be out of date.

Other possible reasons for delays include investigation into DARPA payloads and late stage loading of Starlink.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Raul on 01/08/2021 09:56 am
Transporter-1 SmallSat Rideshare mission NOTAM Launch Hazard Areas (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1CCc2GEEGG08j6fMUrkBEbDA5QFscr2bD&ll=26.000553229449576%2C-79.15108777861408&z=7) for Jan 14 14:19-16:16 UTC, alternatively Jan 15-18.
Droneship booster landing 556km downrange.
Roughly estimated groundtrack and fairing recovery position approximately 600km downrange.
Dogleg maneuver to polar orbit azimuth.
S2 debris reentry in South Pacific.

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MYNA-FIR
NOTAM #: A0003/21      Class: International      Status: Active      Issue Date UTC: 01/05/2021 1615      Start Date UTC: 01/14/2021 1419      End Date UTC: 01/18/2021 1616
A0003/21 NOTAMN
Q) MYNA/QWELW/IV/BO/W/000/999
A) MYNA B) 2101141419 C) 2101181616
D) JAN 14 1419 UTC - JAN 14 1616 UTC
JAN 15 1419 UTC - JAN 15 1616 UTC
JAN 16 1419 UTC - JAN 16 1616 UTC
JAN 17 1419 UTC - JAN 17 1616 UTC
JAN 18 1419 UTC - JAN 18 1616 UTC
E) EASTERN RANGE OF CAPE CANAVERAL WILL BE CONDUCTING HAZARDOUS
OPERATIONS SURFACE TO UNLIMITED A PORTION OF THE HAZARDOUS AREAS FOR
SPACE DEBRIS HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED TO BE WITHIN THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS
FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION AND COASTAL WATERS THE HAZARD AREAS ARE AS
FOLLOWS FROM 2837N 8041W TO 2841N 8030W TO 2812N 8005W TO 2725N
7947W TO 2639N 7931W 2632N 7941W THEN FROM 2438N 7930W TO 2444N
7911W TO 2323N 7834W TO 2302N 7849W TO 2302N 7906W TO 2322N 7924W TO
BEGINNING PLEASE SEE FAA NOTAMS FOR WARNING AREAS W497A W497B AND
W465D ACTIVATED AIRSPACE AFFECTS AIRWAY AR6 LAUNCH DAY JANUARY 14
ALL OTHER DATES ARE BACKUP LAUNCH DATES
F) SFC G) UNL
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/08/2021 05:11 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

A well-placed ASDS source says the plan is to leave Sunday night in support of a launch on the 14th.

*waves*

Might be out of date.

Other possible reasons for delays include investigation into DARPA payloads and late stage loading of Starlink.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1347605450808848385

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/08/2021 06:28 pm
Spaceflight has posted a short video about their part of the mission (called SXRS-3), they have also posted an infographic on their website. I'm trying to figure out the list of satellites and hosted payloads based on this and a Scroochy's list from ElonX.net, but still in progress.

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc/status/1346533216077963265

https://spaceflight.com/sxrs-3-taking-a-closer-look/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/08/2021 07:15 pm
So here's the most probable list of Spaceflight payloads based on various sources (Spaceflight materials, ElonX.net, Gunter's Space Page, Twitter, this thread, etc.):

Microsats:
QPS-SAR 2 / Izanami - iQPS - pretty much confirmed
HawkEye 2A, 2B, 2C (Hawkeye Cluster 2) - HawkEye 360 - pretty much confirmed
Umbra-SAR 2001 - Umbra Lab - not listed as a customer, but really no other choice
YAM? - Loft Orbital - haven't seen it listed anywhere, but Loft Orbital is in a list of customers and one microsat is missing

Cubesats:
Astrocast 1.x1, 1.x2, 1.x3, 1.x4, 1.x5 - Astrocast - pretty much confirmed
PTD-1 - NASA - pretty much confirmed
ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C - University of South Florida - pretty much confirmed
Prometheus 2.10 - Los Alamos National Lab / DoD - not confirmed, but listed in STA and one government payload is needed to reach 30% listed on the infographics

Hosted payloads:
Celestis 17 - Celestis - pretty much confirmed
TAGSAT-1 / EyeStar-Tag - NearSpace Launch - it may be something else, but there is the most recent info about this one
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/08/2021 07:36 pm
So here's the most probable list of Spaceflight payloads based on various sources (Spaceflight materials, ElonX.net, Gunter's Space Page, Twitter, this thread, etc.):

Microsats:
QPS-SAR 2 / Izanami - iQPS - pretty much confirmed
...
YAM? - Loft Orbital - haven't seen it listed anywhere, but Loft Orbital is in a list of customers and one microsat is missing

These two would have to be on a different port than the SHERPA.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/08/2021 07:44 pm
I'm almost 100% sure that at least the iQPS payload is going to be flown by Spaceflight during this mission. So Spaceflight must have contracted SpaceX to fly this satellite (or these two satellites) outside of SHERPA.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/08/2021 07:54 pm
SHERPA is only carrying four microsats, so they would require multiple ports to fit all of the payloads.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/08/2021 07:55 pm
I'm wondering if the payloads that were going to be on the Momentus port but not on the Vigoride are still there.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: leetdan on 01/08/2021 07:59 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

A well-placed ASDS source says the plan is to leave Sunday night in support of a launch on the 14th.

*waves*

The latest word is OCISLY won't be ready in time.  The new plan is to quick-turn JRTI, still aiming for a launch on the 14th.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/08/2021 08:14 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

A well-placed ASDS source says the plan is to leave Sunday night in support of a launch on the 14th.

*waves*

The latest word is OCISLY won't be ready in time.  The new plan is to quick-turn JRTI, still aiming for a launch on the 14th.

The current timeline seems like a return to port Monday, 24 hour unload, and departure for a Thursday morning launch. Looks pretty tight.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Rekt1971 on 01/08/2021 09:04 pm
SpaceX has got the approval to launch 10 Starlink satellites on this mission.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-34A1.pdf
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: docmordrid on 01/09/2021 07:17 pm
SpaceX SSO Rideshare Discussion thread

NSF Threads for SpaceX SSO-1 : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50075.0)
Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48741.0)

NET January 14 2021, SpaceX rideshare flight on Falcon 9 (booster 10xx.x) from Florida launch site to (~500km) SSO.  RTLS landing is expected.
>

Tim Dodd is reporting a slip to January 21.

https://everydayastronaut.com/transporter-1/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: klod on 01/09/2021 07:51 pm
That makes sense since a new batch of Stralinks are planning for the 17th of January. One of the drone ships are repairing, JRTI on the way to the port and arrives on Monday or Tuesday, 1 day for unloading and 4-5 to travel to catch zone. So nowhere near T-1 would launch on the 14th of January.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/09/2021 09:00 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

There were emails sent out to payload customers earlier this week warning of delays. I can’t disclose details. But suffice to say this was not a surprise.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/09/2021 10:01 pm
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403

Confirming CCSFS SLC-40 1419 UTC (9:19 am EST)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Tomness on 01/09/2021 10:02 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

There were emails sent out to payload customers earlier this week warning of delays. I can’t disclose details. But suffice to say this was not a surprise.

DARPA payload getting dropped didn't help
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: docmordrid on 01/09/2021 10:24 pm
Note: Tim Dodd is also reporting it's booster B1051-8 (39 days).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/09/2021 10:33 pm
Note: Tim Dodd is also reporting it's booster B1051-8 (39 days).

Highly unlikely when other boosters should be ready ahead of time.

B1063.2
53 days Nov21-Jan 14
Likely Transporter-1, launching 14 Jan

B1049.8
50 days Nov 25-Jan 14
Likely Starlink v1.0 L16

B1058.5
46 days Dec 6-Jan 21
Likely Starlink v1.0 L17
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 14 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/09/2021 10:38 pm
Getting indications of a possible delay for a few days, might be due to ASDS availability. Trying to find confirmation.

There were emails sent out to payload customers earlier this week warning of delays. I can’t disclose details. But suffice to say this was not a surprise.

DARPA payload getting dropped didn't help

I would say late stage loading of Starlink sats  was more of a factor, but there were multiple events that contributed to a delay.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/11/2021 01:31 am
SpaceflightNow

Jan. 21 Falcon 9 • Transporter 1
Launch time: 1424 GMT (9:24 a.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Bean Kenobi on 01/11/2021 12:16 pm
SpaceX has got the approval to launch 10 Starlink satellites on this mission.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-34A1.pdf

 ??? Making it Starlink v1.0 L17 ? With L17 becoming L18...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Zed_Noir on 01/11/2021 02:17 pm
SpaceX has got the approval to launch 10 Starlink satellites on this mission.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-34A1.pdf

 ??? Making it Starlink v1.0 L17 ? With L17 becoming L18...

From past SpaceX nomenclature schemes. It could be Starlink v1.0 R1. R=rideshare.  ;)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/11/2021 04:47 pm
This is the Transporter 1 mission.  Throwing a few Starlinks on top doesn't change the name of the mission.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/12/2021 07:08 pm
[Space News] Iceye to launch three SAR satellites on SpaceX rideshare flight (https://spacenews.com/iceye-to-launch-three-more/)
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Iceye is preparing to send three Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites into orbit on the SpaceX Falcon 9 small satellite rideshare mission scheduled for launch Jan. 21.
...
In a Jan. 12 news release, Iceye said it “has big plans for 2021” and the upcoming “launch is just the beginning of a multi-satellite deployment strategy for the upcoming year.”

Iceye tends to wait until flights are imminent before revealing plans to launch satellites. Iceye is building another eight satellites.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/12/2021 10:01 pm
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Delfi-PQ will unfortunately not fly on the upcoming  Transporter-1 launch... stay tuned...
https://twitter.com/DelfiSpace/status/1348610805625987074
This was one of the PocketQubes in cluster 3 that was going to fly on the Momentus Plaza Deck. So I take it that the Plaza Deck payloads are delayed alongside Vigoride.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/13/2021 07:42 pm
https://twitter.com/TesatSpacecom/status/1349341140449943552
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We’re approaching launch date with big strides: in about a week world's first #CubeLCT will launch into space on #PIXL-1 To celebrate this moment accordingly, watch with us the live premiere of our 3D mission animation of PIXL-1 right now.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/14/2021 01:17 am
[Taiwan News] Taiwan to launch domestically made satellites into space (https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4101333)
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Wu said two of the CubeSats, YUSAT ("Yushan," 玉山) and IDEASSat ("Flying Squirrel," 飛鼠), will be transported into space by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 21. He said this will be the first time Taiwan launched its CubeSats.

According to NSPO, the YUSAT CubeSat can monitor ground traffic as well as improve maritime navigation safety. The IDEASSat CubeSat is capable of monitoring the thermal, chemical, and electro-dynamic structure of the ionosphere while detecting plasma irregularities that can disrupt satellite and terrestrial radio communications.

From the pictures in the article looks like IDEASSat is 3U and YUSAT maybe 1.5U or 2U?

edit:  These may have been in the ISILaunch deployers, which may or may not all still be on the flight...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: gongora on 01/14/2021 01:48 am
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Delfi-PQ will unfortunately not fly on the upcoming  Transporter-1 launch... stay tuned...
https://twitter.com/DelfiSpace/status/1348610805625987074
This was one of the PocketQubes in cluster 3 that was going to fly on the Momentus Plaza Deck. So I take it that the Plaza Deck payloads are delayed alongside Vigoride.

Sounds like several of the other PocketQubes have reported a delay, so the Alba Orbital cluster probably was removed in its entirety.  There were also cubesat deployers from ISILaunch on the Plaza Deck.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/14/2021 06:13 am
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Delfi-PQ will unfortunately not fly on the upcoming  Transporter-1 launch... stay tuned...
https://twitter.com/DelfiSpace/status/1348610805625987074
This was one of the PocketQubes in cluster 3 that was going to fly on the Momentus Plaza Deck. So I take it that the Plaza Deck payloads are delayed alongside Vigoride.

Sounds like several of the other PocketQubes have reported a delay, so the Alba Orbital cluster probably was removed in its entirety.  There were also cubesat deployers from ISILaunch on the Plaza Deck.

As Momentus Vigoride 1 was dropped from the launch, all payloads, which were to be deployed from it are also not on this launch:

These include AuroraSat 1, VZLUsat 2, Alba Orbital Cluster [SATTLA 2, EASAT, HADES, Grizu-263a, LibertyQube 1, Pycubed, TRSI 2, Tartan Artibeus], SW1FT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : NET 21 Jan 2021
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/14/2021 06:33 pm
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Delfi-PQ will unfortunately not fly on the upcoming  Transporter-1 launch... stay tuned...
https://twitter.com/DelfiSpace/status/1348610805625987074
This was one of the PocketQubes in cluster 3 that was going to fly on the Momentus Plaza Deck. So I take it that the Plaza Deck payloads are delayed alongside Vigoride.

Sounds like several of the other PocketQubes have reported a delay, so the Alba Orbital cluster probably was removed in its entirety.  There were also cubesat deployers from ISILaunch on the Plaza Deck.

As Momentus Vigoride 1 was dropped from the launch, all payloads, which were to be deployed from it are also not on this launch:

These include AuroraSat 1, VZLUsat 2, Alba Orbital Cluster [SATTLA 2, EASAT, HADES, Grizu-263a, LibertyQube 1, Pycubed, TRSI 2, Tartan Artibeus], SW1FT

Just FYI, some of those PocketQubes were demanifested and new ones were added. Alba Orbital announced cluster 3's satellite list after integration (https://www.albaorbital.com/integration) (so all of the PQ's will have to wait until Vigoride gets manifested.)  The PocketQubes that will fly on cluster 3 are: Grizu-263a, Delfi-PQ, TRSI-2, EASAT-2, HADES, Sattla-2, Unicorn 1, Unicorn 2A, and Unicorn 2D.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/16/2021 02:40 am
[Aurora Insight] Charlie Satellite Launch (https://aurorainsight.com/charlie/)
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Follow this page for news and updates on the launch of Charlie, Aurora Insight’s second satellite-based RF sensor launching with SpaceX’s Transporter-1.
...
 NanoAvionics, our satellite manufacturing and integration partner
...
Aurora Insight’s second satellite-based RF sensor is currently scheduled to launch on January 21st at 9:24am EST from Cape Canaveral, FL. The launch is part of a dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission on the Falcon 9.  Transporter-1 is one of the largest and most diverse rideshare missions that includes 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe being integrated by German space company Exolaunch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 01/16/2021 04:53 am
Notice from the NGA.

Quote from: NGA
160508Z JAN 21
NAVAREA IV 49/21(11,26,27).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
OLD BAHAMA CHANNEL.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   211419Z TO 211616Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   221419Z TO 221616Z JAN IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-35-55N  80-35-07W, 28-38-00N  80-32-00W,
      28-34-00N  80-21-00W, 28-10-00N  80-08-00W,
      28-08-00N  80-13-00W, 28-27-20N  80-31-33W,
      28-31-21N  80-33-27W.
   B. 24-38N 79-30W, 24-44N 79-11W,
      23-23N 78-34W, 23-02N 78-49W,
      23-02N 79-06W, 23-22N 79-24W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 221716Z JAN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 01/16/2021 05:28 am
Here's the Space Debris notice that arrived later:

Quote from: NGA
160536Z JAN 21
HYDROPAC 199/21(22,29,83).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   211604Z TO 211739Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   221604Z TO 221739Z JAN IN AREA BOUND BY
   65-29S 131-39W, 62-42S 130-01W,
   50-17S 123-06W, 47-40S 120-34W,
   48-34S 118-44W, 56-20S 119-31W,
   65-39S 124-22W, 67-49S 129-24W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 221839Z JAN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Bean Kenobi on 01/16/2021 09:05 pm
[Aurora Insight] Charlie Satellite Launch (https://aurorainsight.com/charlie/)
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Follow this page for news and updates on the launch of Charlie, Aurora Insight’s second satellite-based RF sensor launching with SpaceX’s Transporter-1.
...
 NanoAvionics, our satellite manufacturing and integration partner
...
Aurora Insight’s second satellite-based RF sensor is currently scheduled to launch on January 21st at 9:24am EST from Cape Canaveral, FL. The launch is part of a dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission on the Falcon 9.  Transporter-1 is one of the largest and most diverse rideshare missions that includes 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe being integrated by German space company Exolaunch.

First satellite appears to be THEA, launched on mission SSO-A.

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THEA, a 3U CubeSat built by SpaceQuest, Ltd. of Fairfax, VA to demonstrate a spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight, Washington DC. The objective is to qualify Aurora’s payload, consisting of a proprietary spectrometer and components, and demonstrate the generation of relevant measurements of the spectral environment (UHF, VHF, S-band). The results of the experiment will inform future development of advanced instrumentation by Aurora and component development by SpaceQuest.

https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/content/-/article/eu-cropis
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: klod on 01/17/2021 10:34 am
Any indication, that "Of Course I Still Love You" is gearing up for its mission on the 21st of January?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: klod on 01/17/2021 05:48 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1350870862459711491?s=20
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Of Course I Still Love You droneship is outbound for the Transporter-1 mission.

Finn Falgout is towing OCISLY 553 km downrange. This will be the first droneship landing on the CCSFS southern launch corridor.

Details: http://spacexfleet.com/next-3
Photo via
@NASASpaceflight
 Fleetcam
Good!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/17/2021 10:34 pm
According to Next Spaceflight, booster 1058.5 is going to be used for this flight.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/18/2021 02:11 am
That would make for a 46 day turnaround, the second fastest ever.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: klod on 01/18/2021 05:51 am
It might be first, don't rush horses.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: [email protected] on 01/18/2021 06:14 am
It might be first, don't rush horses.
It will takes another 10 days (definitely a delays for something not insignificant) for Starlink L16 to be lost to this
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: klod on 01/18/2021 07:26 am
If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/18/2021 11:22 am
If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

Not sure why you think tomorrow’s Starlink launch would be delayed that long. There’s a big difference between 37 days and 46 days.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: klod on 01/18/2021 12:03 pm
If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

Not sure why you think tomorrow’s Starlink launch would be delayed that long. There’s a big difference between 37 days and 46 days.
I'm not saying that it will, but it might. Currently we have 1 day delay due to weather conditions on landing site.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/18/2021 01:44 pm
L-3 launch weather forecast is 80% GO
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: tacoLover7916 on 01/18/2021 04:40 pm
If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

Not sure why you think tomorrow’s Starlink launch would be delayed that long. There’s a big difference between 37 days and 46 days.
I'm not saying that it will, but it might. Currently we have 1 day delay due to weather conditions on landing site.

I believe what klod is saying is that if Transporter 1 launches first it will have the record until Starlink launches. It doesn’t have to be delayed ten days for transporter 1 to take the record, it only has to be delayed until after it launches. Then the booster would hold the record until the Starlink launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/18/2021 05:17 pm
Maybe it's not a super significant record, but if both rockets launch on time, this is going to be the shortest time between two SpaceX launches from the same coast (2d 01h 01m). The current record stands at 3d 13h 28m (SAOCOM 1B -> Starlink-12 / V1.0 L11).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/18/2021 06:35 pm
twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1351250600369950720

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Dragon recovery ship GO Searcher departed Port Canaveral earlier and appears to be heading downrange towards the Transporter-1 LZ.

The ship may be replacing GO Quest as the droneship support ship for the mission.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1351250600369950720

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Boat Nerd Trivia: If this is true, it will be the first droneship landing in the Atlantic Ocean that GO Quest has missed, ever.

GO Quest is currently supporting the Starlink mission tomorrow elsewhere
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/19/2021 01:22 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1351301905474072583
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/19/2021 03:16 am
I have calculated it will take ~18-20 hours for the fairing catchers to redeploy from the Starlink fairing recovery zone.

Strong possibility they will head to the Transporter-1 fairing recovery zone directly instead of returning to Port Canaveral first if the launch is not delayed.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: litton4 on 01/19/2021 10:14 am
Do they have room for more than 1 fairing on deck?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/19/2021 10:36 am
Do they have room for more than 1 fairing on deck?

Yes, they can fit two each.

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The vessel’s return to port confirmed this, showing both fairing halves on board Mr Steven’s long utility deck, apparently intact and in great condition aside from saltwater immersion.

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-mr-steven-catch-falcon-9-fairing/amp/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/19/2021 01:50 pm
L-2 launch weather forecast is 80% GO
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/19/2021 03:35 pm
Well, either they got the date wrong or we have the date wrong, guess we'll find out in the near future. (also it's really annoying to copy a tweet with this many emojis)

https://twitter.com/D_Orbit/status/1351545295553900545
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Cheering megaphone-3! On Jan. 22, D-Orbit's ION SCV Laurentius 🛰 will lift-off from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket, on the 1st @SpaceX rideshare mission Transporter-1 Clock face three oclockLaunch window 3:24 - 4:24 pm CET Personal computer Watch the launch Right pointing backhand indexhttps://spacex.com/launches/index.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/19/2021 03:56 pm
Ben Cooper has also changed the date of Transporter-1 mission to January 22 on his website, so I think they got it right.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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Then, a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Transporter-1 small-satellite rideshare mission on January 22 at 9:24am EST. The launch window stretches one hour to 10:24am EST.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/19/2021 04:02 pm
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1351574809919021058

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We are counting down to the launch of mission Zeitgeist, taking 30 of our customers' #SmallSats into orbit on #Transporter1, the first dedicated @SpaceX #Falcon9 #rideshare mission! Stay tuned for this exciting launch! #NewSpace
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/19/2021 04:05 pm
Note the rendering in the Exolaunch tweets is a generic payload stack, not the Transporter-1 stack.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/19/2021 05:13 pm
Next SpaceFlight confirming change of date

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403

Fri Jan 22, 2021 14:24 UTC
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 01/19/2021 05:31 pm
Ben Cooper has also changed the date of Transporter-1 mission to January 22 on his website, so I think they got it right.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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Then, a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Transporter-1 small-satellite rideshare mission on January 22 at 9:24am EST. The launch window stretches one hour to 10:24am EST.
Noting that the launch window duration decreased to 1 hour--perhaps because the ten Starlink satellites out-mass the satellites that they are replacing?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 21 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/19/2021 05:59 pm
Noting that the launch window duration decreased to 1 hour--perhaps because the ten Starlink satellites out-mass the satellites that they are replacing?

Those 10 Starlink sats would mass about 2,600 kg. Polar launch max is around 9,600 kg but not sure about the effect of going to SSO with a dogleg.

Considering that SpaceX was pushing for those Starlink polar sats in November, I don’t think they are replacing the DARPA or Momentus payloads.

The indicator for this change was the switch from RTLS to ASDS recovery. That would allow them to to launch those sats if FCC approval came through.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/19/2021 09:07 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1351651698671017984

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Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief need to get between the Starlink and Transporter recovery sites.

That's a journey between North Carolina and offshore, North Cuba.

They need the time to travel between the two sites and is probably one of the reasons Transpoter-1 has slipped.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Raul on 01/19/2021 10:18 pm
NOTMAR update with launch dates since January 22 till January 24.

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192257Z JAN 21
NAVAREA IV 59/21(11,26,27).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
OLD BAHAMA CHANNEL.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   221419Z TO 221616Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   231419Z TO 231616Z AND 241419Z TO 241616Z
   JAN IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-35-55N  80-35-07W, 28-38-00N  80-32-00W,
      28-34-00N  80-21-00W, 28-10-00N  80-08-00W,
      28-08-00N  80-13-00W, 28-27-20N  80-31-33W,
      28-31-21N  80-33-27W.
   B. 24-38N 79-30W, 24-44N 79-11W,
      23-23N 78-34W, 23-02N 78-49W,
      23-02N 79-06W, 23-22N 79-24W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 49/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 241716Z JAN 21.

192314Z JAN 21
HYDROPAC 258/21(22,29,83).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   221604Z TO 221739Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   231604Z TO 231739Z AND 241604Z TO 241739Z
   JAN IN AREA BOUND BY
   65-29S 131-39W, 62-42S 130-01W,
   50-17S 123-06W, 47-40S 120-34W,
   48-34S 118-44W, 56-20S 119-31W,
   65-39S 124-22W, 67-49S 129-24W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 199/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 241839Z JAN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/20/2021 01:50 pm
L-2 launch weather forecast for Friday is 80% GO
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: harrystranger on 01/21/2021 01:30 am
Droneship Of Course I Still Love You & support ships imaged by Sentinel-2 @ 2021-01-20 16:06:13 UTC as they wait in the recovery zone for Transporter-1 :)
https://twitter.com/HarryStrangerPG/status/1352071432449134594?s
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 01/21/2021 02:53 am
State of play on the Space Coast for the immediate future:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
January 24 22 23 - Transporter-1: Capella-3 (Whitney 1), Capella-4 (Whitney 2),  {D-Orbit Pulse Mission: [ION-SVC 2 (ION-SVC Laurentius) with hosted payload DRAGO: SuperDove Flock 4S (8x),  SpaceBEE (x12)]}, {Exolaunch Zeitgeist Mission: [Port 1: ICEYE X8, ICEYE X9,], [Port 2: Charlie, ICEYE X10 (XR-1?), PIXL 1 (alias CubeL and OSIRIS4Cubesat), SOMP 2b, SpaceBEE (x24),]}, {ISILaunch-34 Mission: [Kepler: ASELSAT, Hiber Four, Kepler (x8), IDEASSat, SuperDove Flock 4S (x4), UVSQ-SAT, YUSAT, (1 other payload)], [Planet: SuperDove Flock 4S (36x)]}, {Maverick Mercury Dispenser: V-R3X (x3)}, {Nanoracks Eyries-1 Mission: GHGSat-C2 (Hugo), Lemur-2 (x8)}, {Spaceflight Inc SXRS-3 Mission: [Port 1: Sherpa-FX 1 (free floating deployer with hosted payloads Celestis 17, EyeStar-Tag (TAGSAT-1), ELROI), ARCE 1A, ARCE 1B, ARCE 1C, Astrocast (x5), Hawk 2A, Hawk 2B, Hawk 2C, Prometheus-2 10 (P2-10), ELaNa 35: PTD-1, Umbra-SAR 2001], [Port 2: iQPS-SAR 2 (Izanami), YAM-3]}, Starlink (x10), CPOD A (PONSFD A), CPOD B (PONSFD B), GNOMES 2, Landmapper-Demo6, Landmapper-Demo7, LINCS A, LINCS B, SAMSON 1, SAMSON 2, SAMSON 3, + multiple satellites - Falcon 9-106 (B1063.2 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 15:00-15:22 14:40 24-15:22 24
(SSO: launch time of day invariant through the year)

NET January 29 Late January 27 - Starlink flight 18 (x60) [v1.0 L17] - Falcon 9-107 (B1049.8 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - ~13:00
(Starlink: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

NET February 1 - Starlink flight 19 (x60) [v1.0 L18] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40? / Kennedy LC-39A
(Starlink: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

February -March - Starlink flight 20 (x60) [v1.0 L19] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(Starlink: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

Changes on January 20th
Changes on January 21st
Changes on January 22nd
Changes on January 23rd
Changes on January 24th
zubenelgenubi
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/21/2021 03:46 am
https://spaceflight.com/all-aboard-transporter-1-sxrs-3-departing-soon/
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We’re *this close* to our next launch! Spaceflight is sending 16 payloads, with 15 onboard our next-generation OTV Sherpa-FX1, on the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission scheduled to liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Spaceflight’s Senior Mission Manager Ryan Olcott summed up the importance of the upcoming launch: “This mission is new milestone for Spaceflight. Not only is it the debut flight of our next-gen Sherpa, we managed the end-to-end launch experience for 10 cubesats, four microsats and two hosted payloads — all during a global pandemic. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone involved for their hard work on this mission; it’s been a very smooth launch campaign and we can’t wait to get our customers’ spacecraft successfully on orbit.”

Below are insights and descriptions of a few of the payloads on the mission.

This is interesting.  Looks like a couple microsats got dropped from the Spaceflight payloads.  They list Hawkeye and iQPS, so that would mean Loft Orbital and Umbra dropped off?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/21/2021 03:57 am
This is interesting.  Looks like a couple microsats got dropped from the Spaceflight payloads.  They list Hawkeye and iQPS, so that would mean Loft Orbital and Umbra dropped off?

Not necessarily. It could just mean those payloads have more restrictive non disclosure agreements with Spaceflight.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/21/2021 08:20 am
This is interesting.  Looks like a couple microsats got dropped from the Spaceflight payloads.  They list Hawkeye and iQPS, so that would mean Loft Orbital and Umbra dropped off?

Not necessarily. It could just mean those payloads have more restrictive non disclosure agreements with Spaceflight.

Loft Orbital's YAM-3 has been moved to a later launch. Umbra is (AFAIK) still on the Transporter-1 launch
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/21/2021 10:18 am
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1352212792401666048

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Ms. Tree and Chief having finished work at the Starlink LZ and are now cruising south towards the Transporter-1 LZ, near Cuba.

They should arrive around launch time. There are some other ships in the area that may have been hired to babysit the fairing until the catchers arrive.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/21/2021 01:30 pm
L-1 launch weather forecast for January 22 is still 80% GO. In case of a 24-hour delay, it's 60% GO. All additional risk criteria are low for both days.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/21/2021 06:52 pm
https://twitter.com/Skitt0608/status/1352327327674339328
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For the space catalog fans:  tomorrow's Transporter 1 launch is going to look different on the catalog.  We will be trying something new.  More information on what and why will come out tomorrow after the launch.  @18spcs @SpaceTrackOrg
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/21/2021 06:59 pm
https://twitter.com/IAC_Astrofisica/status/1352298957456736258
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Translated from Spanish by Google
Rocket Tomorrow, between 14:24 and 15:24 UTC, the camera #DRAGO , developed by the program #IACTECespacio of the
@IAC_Astrofisica and integrated into the satellite #ION of the company @D_Orbit , will be launched into space aboard a rocket #Falcon9 of @SpaceX from Cape Canaveral (Florida)


edit:
https://www.iac.es/en/outreach/news/agreement-d-orbit-integrate-drago-ion-satellite
https://www.iac.es/es/blog/vialactea/2021/01/pequenos-satelites-grandes-caminos-al-espaciohttps://www.iac.es/en/outreach/news/drago-passes-its-tests-launch-space
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 01/21/2021 07:47 pm
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1352354854463631361

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1352355062681530369

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1352355241425944576

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1352356092244758528

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1352356249048903686

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1352356416065945600
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/21/2021 07:54 pm
What's interesting is that these SupTLEs contain names of the objects. They can be found here: https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?tleFile=transporter-1&title=Transporter-1%20Pre-Launch&orbits=2&pointsPerRev=90&frame=1
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/21/2021 08:15 pm
This is the list from CelesTrak:

FLOCK4S #1             

KEPLER #1               

FLOCK4S #2             

KEPLER #2               

V-R3X                   

FLOCK4S #3             

FLOCK4S #4             

KEPLER #3               

FLOCK4S #5             

KEPLER #4               

FLOCK4S #6             

FLOCK4S #7             

FLOCK4S #8             

FLOCK4S #9             

FLOCK4S #10             

FLOCK4S #11             

FLOCK4S #12             

KEPLER #5               

FLOCK4S #13             

FLOCK4S #14             

KEPLER #6               

FLOCK4S #15             

FLOCK4S #16             

KEPLER #7               

FLOCK4S #17             

FLOCK4S #18             

FLOCK4S #19             

KEPLER #8               

FLOCK4S #20             

FLOCK4S #21             

FLOCK4S #22             

FLOCK4S #23             

FLOCK4S #24             

FLOCK4S #25             

KEPLER #9               

FLOCK4S #26             

FLOCK4S #27             

KEPLER #10             

KEPLER #11             

FLOCK4S #28             

FLOCK4S #29             

KEPLER #12             

FLOCK4S #30             

FLOCK4S #31             

FLOCK4S #32             

FLOCK4S #33             

KEPLER #13             

FLOCK4S #34             

FLOCK4S #35             

FLOCK4S #36             

KEPLER #14             

KEPLER #15             

KEPLER #16             

NANORACKS #1           

EXOPORT-2 #1           

EXOPORT-2 #2           

NANORACKS #2           

NANORACKS #3           

NANORACKS #4           

NANORACKS #5           

EXOPORT-2 #3           

EXOPORT-2 #4           

EXOPORT-2 #5           

NANORACKS #6           

NANORACKS #7           

EXOPORT-2 #6           

NANORACKS #8           

NANORACKS #9           

EXOPORT-2 #7           

CAPELLA-3 WHITNEY       

EXOPORT-2 #8           

EXOPORT-1 #1           

IQPS-2                 

CAPELLA-4 WHITNEY       

SHERPA-FX1             

EXOPORT-1 #2           

ION MKII SCV002         

RIDESHARE FLYAWAY HARDWA

TOP STARLINK           

MIDDLE STARLINKS       

BOTTOM STARLINK         

TENSION ROD 045         

TENSION ROD 135         

TENSION ROD 225         

TENSION ROD 315     

Total number: 85

RMS list with NORAD Catalog Numbers:
https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/transporter-1.rms.txt
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/21/2021 08:37 pm
The list is actually quite interesting.

1. There are 36 Flock-4s objects listed. I think we haven't known about them being launched with this mission, but it's not very surprising, Planet has already launched their satellites as a Starlink rideshire and has praised SpaceX pricing.
2. There are 16 Kepler objects instead of 8. Does it mean they are going to launch additional 8 sats? Strange.
3. There are 9 Nanoracks objects. I think they haven't released their manifest and for now we only know they will launch 8 Lemur-2 sats.
4. There are 10 Exoport objects, probably they will be used to release 30 satellites manifested by Exolaunch.
5. I think it hasn't been previously announced, but it looks like the Stanford/NASA experiment named V-R3x is going to fly to space with this mission: https://flightopportunities.nasa.gov/technologies/259/
6. IQPS-2 is listed as a separate object (and the only object from the Spaceflight manifest apart from SHERPA-FX), so I guess it's going to be launched outside of SHERPA.
7. There are almost no satellites listed for which the launch was contracted directly with SpaceX (apart from Capella and D-Orbit ION SCV2). However, there is a "RIDESHARE FLYAWAY HARDWA" object, so maybe SpaceX will use some kind of dispenser. I wouldn't be surprised if it was developed in-house for the rideshare program.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: webdan on 01/21/2021 08:57 pm
Sorted:

CAPELLA-3 WHITNEY       
CAPELLA-4 WHITNEY       
EXOPORT-1 #1           
EXOPORT-1 #2           
EXOPORT-2 #1           
EXOPORT-2 #2           
EXOPORT-2 #3           
EXOPORT-2 #4           
EXOPORT-2 #5           
EXOPORT-2 #6           
EXOPORT-2 #7           
EXOPORT-2 #8           
FLOCK4S #1             
FLOCK4S #2             
FLOCK4S #3             
FLOCK4S #4             
FLOCK4S #5             
FLOCK4S #6             
FLOCK4S #7             
FLOCK4S #8             
FLOCK4S #9             
FLOCK4S #10             
FLOCK4S #11             
FLOCK4S #12             
FLOCK4S #13             
FLOCK4S #14             
FLOCK4S #15             
FLOCK4S #16             
FLOCK4S #17             
FLOCK4S #18             
FLOCK4S #19             
FLOCK4S #20             
FLOCK4S #21             
FLOCK4S #22             
FLOCK4S #23             
FLOCK4S #24             
FLOCK4S #25             
FLOCK4S #26             
FLOCK4S #27             
FLOCK4S #28             
FLOCK4S #29             
FLOCK4S #30             
FLOCK4S #31             
FLOCK4S #32             
FLOCK4S #33             
FLOCK4S #34             
FLOCK4S #35             
FLOCK4S #36             
ION MKII SCV002         
IQPS-2                 
KEPLER #1               
KEPLER #2               
KEPLER #3               
KEPLER #4               
KEPLER #5               
KEPLER #6               
KEPLER #7               
KEPLER #8               
KEPLER #9               
KEPLER #10             
KEPLER #11             
KEPLER #12             
KEPLER #13             
KEPLER #14             
KEPLER #15             
KEPLER #16             
MIDDLE STARLINKS       
NANORACKS #1           
NANORACKS #2           
NANORACKS #3           
NANORACKS #4           
NANORACKS #5           
NANORACKS #6           
NANORACKS #7           
NANORACKS #8           
NANORACKS #9           
RIDESHARE FLYAWAY HARDWA
SHERPA-FX1             
TENSION ROD 045         
TENSION ROD 135         
TENSION ROD 225         
TENSION ROD 315     
TOP STARLINK           
V-R3X

Edit: Excel still sorts annoyingly
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/21/2021 09:00 pm
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Julia B on 01/21/2021 09:05 pm
Remote setup 1/21/21
Falcon was horizontal when we departed the pad at 4:15 pm.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/21/2021 10:23 pm
The D-Orbit ION is a deployer like Momentus Vigoride or Spaceflight SHERPA.  I wonder if it's carrying the rest of the Doves that aren't on Kelso's list.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/21/2021 10:34 pm
New Year, New Launches: 48 SuperDoves To Launch With SpaceX (https://www.planet.com/pulse/new-year-new-launches-48-superdoves-to-launch-with-spacex/)
Mike Safyan | January 21, 2021

Planet is rocketing into the new year with 48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This rideshare mission launching out of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida will deliver Flock 4s to a sun-synchronous orbit at approximately 500 km altitude. These 48 SuperDoves bring improvements to image sharpness and quality, plus new spectral bands for analysis. With this launch of 8-band SuperDoves, Planet will continue to provide medium resolution multispectral imagery (3-5m) at a global scale to our customers worldwide.

This marks our sixth launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 and our third launch on their smallsat rideshare program. Just last summer, we successfully launched six SkySats across two SpaceX Starlink rideshare missions and we’re excited to again fly on such a reliable and well-flown launch vehicle.

Follow along on Planet’s Twitter for updates as the launch window nears.

Ad astra!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/21/2021 10:39 pm
They don't mention any other companies than SpaceX, so maybe the other 12 will be on the SpaceX dispenser (as apparently there is one).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/21/2021 10:52 pm
https://twitter.com/Skitt0608/status/1352395120969019393
Quote
Well, you might have to wait other day.  It is being delayed another day.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 22 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/21/2021 11:38 pm
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).
The November 17, 2018 launch of an Antares 230 orbited 108 satellites. Cygnus NG-10, CHEFsat-2, MYSAT 1, KickSat-2, and 104 Sprite satellites.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:24 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 01/21/2021 11:43 pm
Here's the new Rocket Launching notice for the postponement.  I haven't yet received a new Space Debris notice.

New:
Quote from: NGA
220030Z JAN 21
NAVAREA IV 66/21(11,26,27).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
OLD BAHAMA CHANNEL.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   231419Z TO 231616Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   241419Z TO 241616Z JAN IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-35-55N  80-35-07W, 28-38-00N  80-32-00W,
      28-34-00N  80-21-00W, 28-10-00N  80-08-00W,
      28-08-00N  80-13-00W, 28-27-20N  80-31-33W,
      28-31-21N  80-33-27W.
   B. 24-38N 79-30W, 24-44N 79-11W,
      23-23N 78-34W, 23-02N 78-49W,
      23-02N 79-06W, 23-22N 79-24W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 59/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 241716Z JAN 21.

Canceled:
Quote from: NGA
192257Z JAN 21
NAVAREA IV 59/21(11,26,27).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
OLD BAHAMA CHANNEL.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   221419Z TO 221616Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   231419Z TO 231616Z AND 241419Z TO 241616Z
   JAN IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-35-55N  80-35-07W, 28-38-00N  80-32-00W,
      28-34-00N  80-21-00W, 28-10-00N  80-08-00W,
      28-08-00N  80-13-00W, 28-27-20N  80-31-33W,
      28-31-21N  80-33-27W.
   B. 24-38N 79-30W, 24-44N 79-11W,
      23-23N 78-34W, 23-02N 78-49W,
      23-02N 79-06W, 23-22N 79-24W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 49/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 241716Z JAN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 01/21/2021 11:57 pm
And here's the new Space Debris notice:

New:
Quote from: NGA
220042Z JAN 21
HYDROPAC 290/21(22,29,83).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   231604Z TO 231739Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   241604Z TO 241739Z JAN IN AREA BOUND BY
   65-29S 131-39W, 62-42S 130-01W,
   50-17S 123-06W, 47-40S 120-34W,
   48-34S 118-44W, 56-20S 119-31W,
   65-39S 124-22W, 67-49S 129-24W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 258/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 241839Z JAN 21.

Canceled:
Quote from: NGA
192314Z JAN 21
HYDROPAC 258/21(22,29,83).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   221604Z TO 221739Z JAN, ALTERNATE
   231604Z TO 231739Z AND 241604Z TO 241739Z
   JAN IN AREA BOUND BY
   65-29S 131-39W, 62-42S 130-01W,
   50-17S 123-06W, 47-40S 120-34W,
   48-34S 118-44W, 56-20S 119-31W,
   65-39S 124-22W, 67-49S 129-24W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 199/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 241839Z JAN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 01/22/2021 12:12 am
https://mobile.twitter.com/IAC_Astrofisica/status/1352298957456736258 (https://mobile.twitter.com/IAC_Astrofisica/status/1352298957456736258)

(I'm on my phone, will go back and properly quote the tweets later on my pc)
Vis Google translate:
Quote
🚀Tomorrow, between 2:24 pm and 3:24 pm UTC, the #DRAGO camera, developed by the #IACTECespacio program of @IAC_Astrofisica and integrated into the #ION satellite of the company @D_Orbit, will be launched into space aboard a # Falcon9 rocket from @SpaceX from Cape Canaveral (Florida) [\quote]
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/22/2021 12:25 am
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).

I'm counting up to 155  based on what's been discussed in various places

Starlink x10
QPS-SAR
Umbra-SAR
Whitney 1 & 2
ICEYE X8 X9 X10
XR1
Landmapper Demo 6 & 7
GNOMES 2
Hugo
Hawk 2A 2B 2C
SHERPA-FX1   (arguably a payload)
ION-SVC
SAMSON 1 to 3
Aurora Insight Charlie
ASELSAT
PIXL 1
LINCS A and B
SOMP 2b
UVSQ-SAT
CPOD 1 and 2
IDEAASat
YUSAT-1
Astrocast 1.0 to 1.9
PTD 1
Prometheus 2.10
ARCE 1A 1B and 1C
Lemur-2 x 8
SPaceBEE x 24
Kepler x 16 ? (based on the above list)
Flock-4s x 40  (initial deploys)
Flock-4s x 8  (from ION-SVC?)
V-R3X x 3   (3 x 1U cubesats)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 12:31 am
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).

I'm counting up to 155  based on what's been discussed in various places

Umbra-SAR
Flock-4s x 40  (initial deploys)
Flock-4s x 8  (from ION-SVC?)

Where are you getting 40 Doves in the initial deploy?
I'm interpreting the latest Spaceflight blog/release as saying Umbra didn't make it, guess we'll find out Saturday.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/22/2021 12:48 am
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).

I'm counting up to 155  based on what's been discussed in various places

Umbra-SAR
Flock-4s x 40  (initial deploys)
Flock-4s x 8  (from ION-SVC?)

Where are you getting 40 Doves in the initial deploy?
I'm interpreting the latest Spaceflight blog/release as saying Umbra didn't make it, guess we'll find out Saturday.


My bad - maybe it is 36 initial and 12 from Ion-SVC.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 01:20 am
The Space News article said Mandrake 1 and Mandrake 2 were damaged.  I'm thinking that probably should have been Mandrake 2A and Mandrake 2B?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 01/22/2021 01:52 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1352419801164095488
Quote
And this update to the launch date is also notification to KSC/Cape workers.
The update notice cites a window of 0940-1022 Local.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: vaporcobra on 01/22/2021 02:44 am
Planet's CEO says 133 satellites. Honestly doubt we'll ever know the true count unless SpaceX offers it up lol.

https://twitter.com/Will4Planet/status/1352457949394833409
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 03:51 am
The top post should be a little closer to reality than before.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 03:54 am
https://twitter.com/ghgsat/status/1351599093857067011

https://tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/newsportal/news/Countdown-fuer-die-Wissenschaft-SpaceX-schickt-Satellit-der-TU-Dresden-ins-All-Geplanter-Starttermin-22-Januar-2021-15-24-Uhr-Mitteleuropaeischer-Zeit

https://twitter.com/uvsqsat

https://www.nasa.gov/ames/v-r3x
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 04:05 am
https://twitter.com/will4planet/status/1352457949394833409
Quote
This Saturday we're launching 48 SuperDoves w/ @SpaceX!

Fun Fact: it's a record-breaking ride w/ 133 sats! (Beating 104 on PSLV in 2017 where @PlanetLabs had 88)

Tune in for 06:40PST / 14:40UTC liftoff: https://spacex.com/launches/ Follow along @planetlabs



I counted more than 133, so who knows what got dropped.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/22/2021 06:54 am
New Year, New Launches: 48 SuperDoves To Launch With SpaceX (https://www.planet.com/pulse/new-year-new-launches-48-superdoves-to-launch-with-spacex/)
Mike Safyan | January 21, 2021

Planet is rocketing into the new year with 48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This rideshare mission launching out of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida will deliver Flock 4s to a sun-synchronous orbit at approximately 500 km altitude. These 48 SuperDoves bring improvements to image sharpness and quality, plus new spectral bands for analysis. With this launch of 8-band SuperDoves, Planet will continue to provide medium resolution multispectral imagery (3-5m) at a global scale to our customers worldwide.

Planet has listed 40 Flock-4s Doves on their ephemerides list as placeholders. This likely means, that 40 Doves will be deployed directly from the rocket, with 8 more to be deployed later (likely from ION-SCV 2).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/22/2021 10:33 am
D-Orbit answered my question about the number of cubesats for clients to be launched aboard ION SCV Laurentius.

https://twitter.com/D_Orbit/status/1352568805785014273
Quote
20 satellites are onboard this mission.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 01/22/2021 10:56 am
any idea about the total weight of all payloads?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Raul on 01/22/2021 11:17 am
Complete collection of Launch Hazard Areas for Transporter-1 SmallSat Rideshare mission based on all issued NOTAMs and NOTMARs in updated map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1CCc2GEEGG08j6fMUrkBEbDA5QFscr2bD&ll=26.000553229449576%2C-79.15108777861408&z=7).
Groundtrack estimation based on LHAs with dogleg maneuver to polar orbit azimuth.
B1058.5 OCISLY landing 556km southwards, with assist of GO Searcher.
Fairing recovery attempt ~606km southwards by GO Ms.Tree and GO Ms.Chief -  on the way to recovery area. Hos Black Foot ship already left recovery area, where it has been waiting for several days. Another ship is still waiting there for fairing catchers.
Stage2 debris reentry during second orbit in South Pacific.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/22/2021 11:21 am
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1352572246473236480

Quote
Ms. Chief departed towards the Transporter-1 landing zone a few hours ago. Ms Tree is also en-route.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/22/2021 01:39 pm
L-1 launch weather forecast now 60% GO (as previously predicted when tomorrow was backup day)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 01:52 pm
Astrocast has 5 cubesats on the launch:


https://twitter.com/strocast/status/1352316292804472834
Quote
It’s Go Time! In the next 24 hours we will see the launch of the @strocast Nanosatellite IoT Network. On the SpaceX #Falcon9 rocket, carried and deployed by the #SpaceFlight rideshare service.

The next 5 nanosatellites of the Astrocast constellation arrive in low earth orbit and go live.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/22/2021 03:37 pm
SpaceX has updated their launches website.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/

The part about the payload:
Quote
On board this launch are 133 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, and orbital transfer vehicles) and 10 Starlink satellites – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. The Starlink satellites aboard this mission will be the first in the constellation to deploy to a polar orbit.

Deployment schedule:
Quote
00:58:59   36 Planet SuperDoves begin deployment
00:59:00   17 spacecraft aboard Kepler’s port begin deployment
00:59:09   NASA’s V-R3x mission, 3 CubeSats aboard Maverick’s Mercury dispenser, begin deployment
01:08:19   Nanoracks’ Eyries-1 mission's 9 payloads begin deployment
01:08:44   EXOport-2, with 28 spacecraft aboard, begins deployment
01:13:58   Capella-3 deploys
01:14:10   EXOport-1, with two ICEYE satellites aboard, begins deployment
01:14:23   Spaceflight Inc. customer iQPS's second SAR satellite, iQPs-2, deploys
01:15:38   Capella-4 deploys
01:16:10   Spaceflight Inc's Sherpa-FX1 spacecraft deploys with 13 spacecraft on board
01:16:28   D-Orbit’s Pulse mission deploys with 20 spacecraft on board
01:31:10   Starlink satellites deploy
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Rekt1971 on 01/22/2021 03:49 pm
Mission patch for this mission from SpaceX website.

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/22/2021 03:52 pm
https://youtu.be/PSIcspDHbu0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/22/2021 03:54 pm
Photo from SpaceX website
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/22/2021 04:04 pm
How payloads sum up to 133 according to the launches website:
36 - Planet SuperDoves x36
17 - spacecraft aboard Kepler port (8 Kepler spacecraft + 7 other? or 16 Kepler spacecraft + 1 other? no idea)
03 - V-R3x - 3 spacecraft for NASA
09 - Nanoracks Eyries-1 (probably 8 Lemur-2 spacecraft + 1 other)
02 - EXOport-1 - ICEYE x2
28 - EXOport-2 - 28 payloads (probably including 26 SpaceBEEs)
02 - Capella 3 and Capella 4
01 - iQPS-2
14 - SHERPA-FX with 13 satellites (launches website mentions orbital transfer vehicles, so SHERPA-FX is counted towards total)
21 - D-Orbit Pulse with 20 satellites (probably including 12 SuperDoves, Pulse is also counted towards total, the same as SHERPA-FX)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/22/2021 04:17 pm
And here is the deploy sequence timeline:
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 01/22/2021 04:27 pm
My usual captured "Press Kit" with OCR
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/22/2021 04:38 pm
So based on my count, not all previously announced payloads made it onto this flight, but I don't know which ones.

Based on the SpaceX deployment timeline, I see 1 unspecified payload on NanoRacks and 8 unknown payloads on D-Orbit's PULSE.

But there are more than 9 additional payloads that were at one point or another expected to launch on this mission:

XR-1
GNOMES-2
Landmapper-Demo6
Landmapper-Demo7
Hugo
CPOD A
CPOD B
UVSQ-SAT
LINCS A
LINCS B
ASELSAT
ADELIS-SAMSON 1
ADELIS-SAMSON 2
ADELIS-SAMSON 3
YUSAT
IDEASSat

Additionally, I count 14 spacecraft and 3 hosted payloads on SHERPA-FX but there are only supposed to be 13 spacecraft. So I'm guessing one of these single sats didn't make it:

PTD-1
Umbra-2001
Prometheus 2.10

And to make it even more confusing, SpaceX says there are 133 customer spacecraft and 10 Starlinks, but the list of deployments adds up to only 141.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 01/22/2021 04:50 pm
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).
The November 17, 2018 launch of an Antares 230 orbited 108 satellites. Cygnus NG-10, CHEFsat-2, MYSAT 1, KickSat-2, and 104 Sprite satellites.


Did those all launch on Cygnus?  Sometimes Cygnus deploys payloads added to its forward hatch while at the Station.  So did it launch with all 108 or were some of those added after it reached orbit?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/22/2021 04:52 pm
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).
The November 17, 2018 launch of an Antares 230 orbited 108 satellites. Cygnus NG-10, CHEFsat-2, MYSAT 1, KickSat-2, and 104 Sprite satellites.


Did those all launch on Cygnus?  Sometimes Cygnus deploys payloads added to its forward hatch while at the Station.  So did it launch with all 108 or were some of those added after it reached orbit?

Found this on space flight now

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/11/17/antares-rocket-launches-cargo-run-to-international-space-station/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 04:54 pm
And to make it even more confusing, SpaceX says there are 133 customer spacecraft and 10 Starlinks, but the list of deployments adds up to only 141.

ION and SHERPA-FX would be the other two (although SHERPA-FX isn't an OTV no matter what Spaceflight insists on saying about it)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/22/2021 04:56 pm
So based on my count, not all previously announced payloads made it onto this flight, but I don't know which ones.

Based on the SpaceX deployment timeline, I see 1 unspecified payload on NanoRacks and 8 unknown payloads on D-Orbit's PULSE.

But there are more than 9 additional payloads that were at one point or another expected to launch on this mission:

XR-1
GNOMES-2
Landmapper-Demo6
Landmapper-Demo7
Hugo
CPOD A
CPOD B
UVSQ-SAT
LINCS A
LINCS B
ASELSAT
ADELIS-SAMSON 1
ADELIS-SAMSON 2
ADELIS-SAMSON 3
YUSAT
IDEASSat

Additionally, I count 14 spacecraft and 3 hosted payloads on SHERPA-FX but there are only supposed to be 13 spacecraft. So I'm guessing one of these single sats didn't make it:

PTD-1
Umbra-2001
Prometheus 2.10

And to make it even more confusing, SpaceX says there are 133 customer spacecraft and 10 Starlinks, but the list of deployments adds up to only 141.
PTD-1 is still on as of January 19 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/ptd-1
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/22/2021 05:03 pm
Additionally, I count 14 spacecraft and 3 hosted payloads on SHERPA-FX but there are only supposed to be 13 spacecraft. So I'm guessing one of these single sats didn't make it:

PTD-1
Umbra-2001
Prometheus 2.10

Umbra has to be out, as Spaceflight lists 4 microsats and 10 cubesats, with 13 of these being on SHERPA-FX. The microsat outside SHERPA-FX is iQPS-SAR, the three microsats onboard are 3 HawkEye sats (HawkEye Cluster 2).

https://spaceflight.com/all-aboard-transporter-1-sxrs-3-departing-soon/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/22/2021 05:04 pm
This means there should be over 138 payloads total, which would be a world record (beating PSLV at 104).
The November 17, 2018 launch of an Antares 230 orbited 108 satellites. Cygnus NG-10, CHEFsat-2, MYSAT 1, KickSat-2, and 104 Sprite satellites.


Did those all launch on Cygnus?  Sometimes Cygnus deploys payloads added to its forward hatch while at the Station.  So did it launch with all 108 or were some of those added after it reached orbit?
Yes, those were launched on that Antares launch. Payloads launched on other rockets (deployed by Cygnus) are not counted. Kicksat-2 deployed either 104 or 105 Sprite satellites (105 according to this NASA article https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/ptd-1) But I've also seen 104 mentioned. So I used the low number. So the record is either 108 or 109 by Antares.

Additionally, CRS-3 carried the Dragon, Kicksat-1 ,ALL-STAR, SporeSat, TestSat-Lite, PhoneSat 2.5 and 104 Sprites, a total of 110 satellites. But all of the sprites failed to deploy, so only 6 satellites were deployed into orbit.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/22/2021 05:27 pm
Visual mission profile
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: kdhilliard on 01/22/2021 05:43 pm
... (although SHERPA-FX isn't an OTV no matter what Spaceflight insists on saying about it)
Do we have a thread on SHERPA-FX?

What sort of propulsion does it have and how much delta-v is it capable of?

I assume it isn't really doing any orbit raising, but is just intended to separate from the rest of the crowd.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/22/2021 05:49 pm
... (although SHERPA-FX isn't an OTV no matter what Spaceflight insists on saying about it)
Do we have a thread on SHERPA-FX?

What sort of propulsion does it have and how much delta-v is it capable of?

I assume it isn't really doing any orbit raising, but is just intended to separate from the rest of the crowd.
There are three versions of SHERPA-NG. The unpowered SHERPA-FX, The bi-propellant SHERPA-LTC, & the Xenon based SHERPA-LTE. The LTE variant is capable of "over 6 km/s of ∆v" The SHERPA on this launch is the FX variant. It has some hosted payloads alongside the ones it will deploy. It is also to get those payloads away from the rest so the issues on SSO-A aren't repeated.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: SpaceTraveler002 on 01/22/2021 05:51 pm
The unknown Nanoracks sat should be the Outpost-demonstration mission. The other eight are Spire’s LEMUR-2 CubeSats, which are well known at this moment.

Source: https://nanoracks.com/rideshare-habitat-building-demonstration/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/22/2021 06:01 pm
The unknown Nanoracks sat should be the Outpost-demonstration mission. The other eight are Spire’s LEMUR-2 CubeSats, which are well known at this moment.

Source: https://nanoracks.com/rideshare-habitat-building-demonstration/
That one was delayed to June:

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1341749138069872640?s=20
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: friendly3 on 01/22/2021 06:01 pm
So based on my count, not all previously announced payloads made it onto this flight, but I don't know which ones.

Based on the SpaceX deployment timeline, I see 1 unspecified payload on NanoRacks and 8 unknown payloads on D-Orbit's PULSE.

But there are more than 9 additional payloads that were at one point or another expected to launch on this mission:

XR-1
GNOMES-2
Landmapper-Demo6
Landmapper-Demo7
Hugo
CPOD A
CPOD B
UVSQ-SAT
LINCS A
LINCS B
ASELSAT
ADELIS-SAMSON 1
ADELIS-SAMSON 2
ADELIS-SAMSON 3
YUSAT
IDEASSat

Additionally, I count 14 spacecraft and 3 hosted payloads on SHERPA-FX but there are only supposed to be 13 spacecraft. So I'm guessing one of these single sats didn't make it:

PTD-1
Umbra-2001
Prometheus 2.10

And to make it even more confusing, SpaceX says there are 133 customer spacecraft and 10 Starlinks, but the list of deployments adds up to only 141.

Based on this can we have an estimate of how much money SpaceX will earn on this launch? Will it be more or less than a regular single payload in the same orbit?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 09:36 pm
https://twitter.com/isis_space/status/1352742977400147969
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ISILAUNCH34 ready for lift off! Our team was at the Cape for the integration of customer @KeplerComms and @planetlabs  satellites for @SpaceX Transporter-1. We developed our Multipack Adapter Plate for up to 9 Quadpacks for them. What a sight! Godspeed to Transporter-1 tomorrow!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 10:17 pm
GHGSat is the seventh payload on the Nanoracks port:


https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1352675511793840129
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Super excited for our clients' launches tomorrow! @SpireGlobal @ghgsat
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/22/2021 10:18 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1352757268626849797

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Launching many small satellites for a wide range of customers tomorrow. Excited about offering low-cost access to orbit for small companies!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: docmordrid on 01/22/2021 10:38 pm
SpaceX ✓ @SpaceX
Falcon 9 and 143 spacecraft are vertical on pad 40 ahead of tomorrow’s launch of the Transporter-1 mission, the first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission; SpaceX's 42-minute launch window opens at 9:40 a.m. and weather is 60% favorable → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK https://t.co/BFEnf8uru9

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1352672040164093955
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 11:01 pm
https://twitter.com/iceyefi/status/1352657578917060609
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Get ready! Rocket Launch stream link from @SpaceX published for tomorrow - @iceyefi has SatelliteSatelliteSatellite 3 more #SAR satellites going into orbit with #Falcon9 Transporter 1 mission within the next ~24 hours:
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 11:02 pm
https://twitter.com/KeplerComms/status/1352673109363601411
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The official countdown has begun!  Launch of our next 8 GEN1 satellites is on track for 09:40EST January 23rd.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/22/2021 11:09 pm
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The official countdown has begun!  Launch of our next 8 GEN1 satellites is on track for 09:40EST January 23rd.
Wait, so what are the other 9 spacecraft that SpaceX lists for Kepler's port?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 11:12 pm
For the purposes of slowing my descent into insanity here, I'm going to assume that the total number of satellites SpaceX published is correct and go from there.

Kepler only has 8 of their 6U sats, and there are 17 sats on their port.  That's up to 60U of space left for 9 payloads, which is plenty of room for things like LINCS, CPOD, Adelis-Samson, and maybe a few cubesats that would have gone on the Momentus Plaza Deck.

I have no idea what the unknown payload on the Exolaunch port is.  A 12U and 6U deployer on one port with another 1U cubesat would fit nicely.  I don't know if they could fit those two deployers and a microsat on the port instead?  This would be a good place for the third ICEYE sat of course.  [edit:  This would really be the logical space for the third ICEYE sat, they could probably fit all of that on one port.]

I really have no idea on ION.  The pictures/videos they've shown so far only had 3 quadpacks installed when they shipped it?  Maybe they installed another at the launch site?  I'm assuming there are a dozen Doves on there, which doesn't leave a ton of room for 8 more payloads.  Their deployers are either 3U or 4U deep, so even though the max size is 64U it's not a 64U that's particularly easy to fill completely.

I'm also wondering about that 3U deployer for the NASA cubesats.  Is it on its own port?

It seems like you could just about cram everything onto two rings (a 6 port and a 4 port), but they used to have Momentus on there too, so maybe there are 3 rings, with a good bit of empty space left?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/22/2021 11:39 pm
I have no idea what the unknown payload on the Exolaunch port is.
There shouldn't be any unaccounted payloads. Exolaunch said 30 payloads total and I think we've identified all of them: Charlie, SOMP2b, PIXL-1, ICEYE (3 sats) and SpaceBee (24 sats).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/22/2021 11:41 pm
I have no idea what the unknown payload on the Exolaunch port is.
There shouldn't be any unaccounted payloads. Exolaunch said 30 payloads total and I think we've identified all of them: Charlie, SOMP2b, PIXL-1, ICEYE (3 sats) and SpaceBee (24 sats).

If one ICEYE is on the port with the cubesats, then that would be the solution.

edit:  they can do that configuration
https://exolaunch.com/news-block-10.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/23/2021 01:49 am
I have no idea what the unknown payload on the Exolaunch port is.
There shouldn't be any unaccounted payloads. Exolaunch said 30 payloads total and I think we've identified all of them: Charlie, SOMP2b, PIXL-1, ICEYE (3 sats) and SpaceBee (24 sats).


Swarm says 36 sats
 https://twitter.com/sara_spangelo/status/1352792302851244032
Guessing 24 from Exo and 12 from Ion-SVC
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/23/2021 01:52 am
But if 12 are on ION, that would only be 8 Doves?  I'm so confused.

edit:  Maybe there's a quadpack of Doves on the Kepler port?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/23/2021 02:05 am
Putting 8 Doves and 12 SpaceBees as the 20 payload on ION actually almost completes the manifest.  That would kick 4 Doves plus UVSQ-Sat, ASELSAT, YUSA, and IDEASSAT to the Kepler port, which only leaves one more payload to determine.  Now how do we figure out if that's the correct allocation?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/23/2021 03:09 am
What about Hugo-GHGSat? Where do we think that is? Based on recent GHG statements it seems to be on the launch
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/23/2021 03:13 am
What about Hugo-GHGSat? Where do we think that is? Based on recent GHG statements it seems to be on the launch

Nanoracks listed them as a customer on the flight.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 01/23/2021 03:34 am
What about Hugo-GHGSat? Where do we think that is? Based on recent GHG statements it seems to be on the launch

Nanoracks listed them as a customer on the flight.

Ah, interesting - I was assuming Nanoracks was only flying cubesats.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/23/2021 05:39 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1352776360075399170
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fabien on 01/23/2021 05:47 am
It is almost impossible to find out the entire list of the payloads for this launch. If we believe all the customers, we count 150 to 160 sats...
Some of them are delayed but don't communicate.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Lar on 01/23/2021 05:51 am
It is almost impossible to find out the entire list of the payloads for this launch. If we believe all the customers, we count 150 to 160 sats...
Some of them are delayed but don't communicate.

Truth! It's chaotic.

Get used to it, these 100+ payload extravaganzas will always have inaccuracy. Makes it funner.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fabien on 01/23/2021 06:00 am
For instance, Kepler Communication is announcing (on its homepage) 8 Gen1 Satellites on transporter-1. But SpaceX is saying 17...unless 17 sats on Kepler's port does not mean 17 Kepler sats .....
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 06:20 am
https://youtu.be/WvxgbqzlT04
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jrcraft on 01/23/2021 06:52 am
This is the best list I could make. It has 143/143 satellites.
Starlink x 10
ION SCV LAURENTIUS
Hawk-2a, 2b, 2c
GHGSat-C2 (Hugo)
ICEYE x 3
Izanami
SHERPA-FX
Whitney 1, 2(Capella 3, 4)
XR-1
ARCE-1a, 1b, 1c
ASELSAT
Astrocast x 5
Aurora Insight's Charlie
Flock 4s SuperDoves x 48
Kepler x 8
Lemur x 8
IDEASSat
PIXL-1
Prometheus 2.10
PTD-1
SOMP-2b
UVSQ-SAT
V-R3x x 3
SpaceBEE x 36
YUSAT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fabien on 01/23/2021 07:10 am
It seems perfect :) as Spacebee sudently climbed to 36 sats !
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: LH2NHI on 01/23/2021 07:56 am
Does anyone know the big picture of the satellite stack for this mission?

I'm just as curious about whether Starlink will be at the forefront or under ESPA-like multi satellite adapter.

From this tweet, the spaceflight SXRX-3 should be in front of the stack.
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc/status/1346533216077963265?s=20

So from front to back,
・ Spaceflight SXRX-3
・ SpaceX ESPA Adapter (EXOlaunch Misson Zeitgeist)
・ SpaceX Starlink 10 satellites
I expect it as above.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 09:38 am
twitter.com/arstechnica/status/1352727247459917825

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SpaceX to set record for most satellites launched on a single mission arstechnica.com/science/2021/0… by @SciGuySpace

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1352795367050416129

Quote
Given so many other companies are depending on this mission, it is getting even more scrutiny than a Starlink flight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 09:42 am
This is the best list I could make. It has 143/143 satellites.
Starlink x 10
ION SCV LAURENTIUS
Hawk-2a, 2b, 2c
GHGSat-C2 (Hugo)
ICEYE x 3
Izanami
SHERPA-FX
Whitney 1, 2(Capella 3, 4)
XR-1
ARCE-1a, 1b, 1c
ASELSAT
Astrocast x 5
Aurora Insight's Charlie
Flock 4s SuperDoves x 48
Kepler x 8
Lemur x 8
IDEASSat
PIXL-1
Prometheus 2.10
PTD-1
SOMP-2b
UVSQ-SAT
V-R3x x 3
SpaceBEE x 36
YUSAT


I'm getting crazy trying to figure this out but I'm determined to do it. So to integrate that list of sats with all the speculations done so far and the SpaceX deployment schedule we should have:

00:58:59   36 Planet SuperDoves
00:59:00   17 aboard Kepler’s port (8 Kepler, 4 SuperDoves, UVSQ-SAT, ASELSAT, YUSAT, IDEASSAT and 1 unknown)
00:59:09   3 x NASA's V-R3x
01:08:19   9 aboard Nanoracks’ Eyries-1 mission (8 Lemur-2 and GHGSat-C2)
01:08:44   28 with EXOport-2 (24 SpaceBEE, 1 ICEYE, Charlie, SOMP-2b and PIXL-1)
01:13:58   Capella-3
01:14:10   2 with EXOport-1 (2 ICEYEs)
01:14:23   QPS SAR-2
01:15:38   Capella-4
01:16:10   13 aboard SHERPA-FX 1 (5 Astrocast, 3 Arce-1, 3 Hawk-2 and 2 unknown)
01:16:28   20 aboard ION SCV (12 SpaceBee and 8 SuperDoves)
01:31:10   10 Starlink

They add up to a total of 141 satellites + SHERPA-FX 1 and ION SCV = 143. It remains to be determined which is the last paylod aboard Kepler's port and the 2 on SHERPA-FX among XR-1 Prometheus 2.10 and PTD-1. Am I wrong? Any ideas?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: grfredy on 01/23/2021 10:38 am
Wow! You have done great work! I used this thread as the main source for this spreadsheet (http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1shXtLepnyDT3_C4Wu8f-6gRy0FHtVPwmf35nUJ2x6PE/edit#gid=0) to make it more visible. Unfortunately I didn't manage to find sources for all the satellites but comments are open, so feel free to suggest anything if I missed it, I'm going also to follow this thread for updates.

PS This is my first post here, if there is any issue for sharing this spreadsheet please let me know.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 10:49 am
Wow! You have done great work! I used this thread as the main source for this spreadsheet (http://"https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1shXtLepnyDT3_C4Wu8f-6gRy0FHtVPwmf35nUJ2x6PE/edit#gid=0") to make it more visible. Unfortunately I didn't manage to find sources for all the satellites but comments are open, so feel free to suggest anything if I missed it, I'm going also to follow this thread for updates.

PS This is my first post here, if there is any issue for sharing this spreadsheet please let me know.

I actually can't see the spreadsheet, when I try to open it I get an error message from my browser
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: grfredy on 01/23/2021 10:51 am
oops! I fixed the link on the initial post, here is the link again:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1shXtLepnyDT3_C4Wu8f-6gRy0FHtVPwmf35nUJ2x6PE/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/23/2021 10:55 am
Wow! You have done great work! I used this thread as the main source for this spreadsheet (http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1shXtLepnyDT3_C4Wu8f-6gRy0FHtVPwmf35nUJ2x6PE/edit#gid=0) to make it more visible. Unfortunately I didn't manage to find sources for all the satellites but comments are open, so feel free to suggest anything if I missed it, I'm going also to follow this thread for updates.

PS This is my first post here, if there is any issue for sharing this spreadsheet please let me know.

You can find some more sources in my list on ElonX.net (https://www.elonx.net/spacex-smallsat-rideshare-missions/) by clicking each payload).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 11:04 am
I'm getting crazy trying to figure this out but I'm determined to do it. So to integrate that list of sats with all the speculations done so far and the SpaceX deployment schedule we should have:

00:58:59   36 Planet SuperDoves
00:59:00   17 aboard Kepler’s port (8 Kepler, 4 SuperDoves, UVSQ-SAT, ASELSAT, YUSAT, IDEASSAT and 1 unknown)
00:59:09   3 x NASA's V-R3x
01:08:19   9 aboard Nanoracks’ Eyries-1 mission (8 Lemur-2 and GHGSat-C2)
01:08:44   28 with EXOport-2 (24 SpaceBEE, 1 ICEYE, Charlie, SOMP-2b and PIXL-1)
01:13:58   Capella-3
01:14:10   2 with EXOport-1 (2 ICEYEs)
01:14:23   QPS SAR-2
01:15:38   Capella-4
01:16:10   13 aboard SHERPA-FX 1 (5 Astrocast, 3 Arce-1, 3 Hawk-2 and 2 unknown)
01:16:28   20 aboard ION SCV (12 SpaceBee and 8 SuperDoves)
01:31:10   10 Starlink

They add up to a total of 141 satellites + SHERPA-FX 1 and ION SCV = 143. It remains to be determined which is the last paylod aboard Kepler's port and the 2 on SHERPA-FX among XR-1 Prometheus 2.10 and PTD-1. Am I wrong? Any ideas?

You can find some more sources in my list on ElonX.net (https://www.elonx.net/spacex-smallsat-rideshare-missions/) by clicking each payload).

Ok so according to ElonX website PTD-1 and Prometheus 2.10 cubesats are the last two on the SHERPA-FX dispenser, so that leaves the XR-1 satellite as the last one aboard Kepler's port and if all the payloads are correct finally everything seems to be in the right place.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Llian Rhydderch on 01/23/2021 11:15 am
I just wanna see Neopork's high-resolution rendering of details of each sat as they come of the stack in an animation, all in precise order of course.   ;D

It's 2021; why can't we have perfect information?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fabien on 01/23/2021 11:22 am
ElonX.net does not mention UVSQ-SAT on Kepler's port. But this sat il for sure well confirmed to be on board.

Fmedici is not talking about the hosted payload on Sherpa Fx. Do you consider it is only one sat, once launched ? because we have several customers.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 11:31 am
In my count I was considering only the payloads that are to be "deployed", and according to SpaceX deploying schedule there are supposed to be 13 of these on SHERPA-FX. By the way, how many and which are the hosted payloads aboard?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fabien on 01/23/2021 11:35 am
Oh ok. That makes sense.
The hosted payload are : ELROI, Celestis 17 and Eyestar Tag (or Tagsat).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/23/2021 11:37 am
ElonX.net does not mention UVSQ-SAT on Kepler's port. But this sat il for sure well confirmed to be on board.
Where was it confirmed?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 11:42 am
ElonX.net does not mention UVSQ-SAT on Kepler's port. But this sat il for sure well confirmed to be on board.
Where was it confirmed?

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/UVSQ_Research/status/1352944478345170944
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fabien on 01/23/2021 11:48 am
ElonX.net does not mention UVSQ-SAT on Kepler's port. But this sat il for sure well confirmed to be on board.
Where was it confirmed?

https://www.uvsq.fr/uvsq-sat
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/23/2021 11:51 am
OK, but where does it say it's flying on the Kepler port?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: grfredy on 01/23/2021 12:05 pm
OK, but where does it say it's flying on the Kepler port?
https://twitter.com/isis_space/status/1331897756663881728

I guess as it isn't a planet's satellite is in kepler port.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/23/2021 12:07 pm
I've moved the following payloads to the confirmed category based on very recent news coverage about them:

YUSAT + IDEASSat, UVSQ-SAT, ASELSAT

I couldn't find anything recent about these:

XR-1, LINCS A+B, GNOMES-2, Landmapper-Demo6+Demo7, ADELIS-SAMSON (3 sats), CPOD A+B

But if our counts are correct, only one of them should be onboard, so maybe XR-1 or GNOMES-2?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/23/2021 12:22 pm
Oh well, it was worth the shot (https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/l210i3/rspacex_transporter1_official_launch_discussion/gkd6fcq/)...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: docmordrid on 01/23/2021 12:24 pm
https://youtu.be/PSIcspDHbu0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 01/23/2021 12:55 pm
I couldn't find anything recent about these:

XR-1, LINCS A+B, GNOMES-2, Landmapper-Demo6+Demo7, ADELIS-SAMSON (3 sats), CPOD A+B

But if our counts are correct, only one of them should be onboard, so maybe XR-1 or GNOMES-2?

Regarding XR-1, see here:

* XR-1 might be one of the ICEYE-X satellites.
Quote
The XR satellites are US-built copies of the Finnish ICEYE satellites.
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/xr-1.htm

Quote
01:08:44   28 with EXOport-2 (24 SpaceBEE, 1 ICEYE, Charlie, SOMP-2b and PIXL-1)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/23/2021 12:59 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAXoxNRWN0

Transporter-1 Mission Control Audio stream
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/23/2021 01:11 pm
https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1352980895871991808
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/23/2021 01:16 pm
Eeek:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1352983200965025793
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/23/2021 01:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvxgbqzlT04

Stream is now live
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 01/23/2021 01:17 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc/status/1352982798290751488
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Let's take a peek inside the stack of #SXRS3 #Transporter1. It's a beauty. #Launchday
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 01/23/2021 01:19 pm
https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1352983832853667841
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 01:23 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1352984893228265472

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Weather going over Port Canaveral show it's pretty dire out there. Can Falcon 9 fine a hole in it?

youtube.com/watch?v=Wvxgbq…
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/23/2021 01:31 pm
Both fairing halves are new. Ms Chief will recover both halves from the water.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/23/2021 01:33 pm
Weather is currently RED, but SpaceX will continue to monitor up to T-0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: jpo234 on 01/23/2021 01:34 pm
Scrub
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 01:38 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1352988853494116353

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Due to unfavorable weather, we are standing down from today's launch; the team will continue with the countdown until T-30 seconds for data collection. Another launch attempt is available tomorrow, January 24 with a 22-minute window opening at 10:00 a.m. EST
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 01/23/2021 01:46 pm
Launch window is shrinking day by day:

Jan 22:  14:24-15:22
Jan 23:  14:50-15:22
Jan 24:  15:00-15:22

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 02:05 pm
I couldn't find anything recent about these:

XR-1, LINCS A+B, GNOMES-2, Landmapper-Demo6+Demo7, ADELIS-SAMSON (3 sats), CPOD A+B

But if our counts are correct, only one of them should be onboard, so maybe XR-1 or GNOMES-2?

Regarding XR-1, see here:

* XR-1 might be one of the ICEYE-X satellites.
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The XR satellites are US-built copies of the Finnish ICEYE satellites.
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/xr-1.htm

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01:08:44   28 with EXOport-2 (24 SpaceBEE, 1 ICEYE, Charlie, SOMP-2b and PIXL-1)

So youre saying that the XR-1 is actually one of the three ICEYE satellites and not a different one? Then there would still be an unknown payload in the SHERPA-FX dispenser to be identified, possibly among the ones listed by scroochy.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/23/2021 02:24 pm
We know everything on SHERPA-FX, the only unknown spot seems to be one payload on the Kepler port.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/23/2021 02:34 pm
We know everything on SHERPA-FX, the only unknown spot seems to be one payload on the Kepler port.

Ah yes, my mistake.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: mlindner on 01/23/2021 02:40 pm
Not sure if this was posted before.

There's 36 SpaceBEEs on board. As a reminder 36 SpaceBEEs fit into 3 standard 3U Cubesat deployers.

https://twitter.com/sara_spangelo/status/1352792302851244032

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Thanks for the ride!  @SwarmInternet is putting up 36 of the world's smallest two-way satellites, literally doubling our constellation overnight!

(Bonus tidbit of bragging: I've met Sara a bunch of times in college, I worked in the same lab she did when I was an undergrad and she was a PhD student. I also got a tour of their office in the bay area by asking her on LinkedIn in 2019.)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/23/2021 03:19 pm
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1353001583978688512
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Here is a Maverick Mercury-3 dispenser, used for the VR3X cubesats - can't see it on the stack photo, suspect it is 180 deg from the Nanoracks package.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 03:35 pm
L-1 weather forecast is 70% GO
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: mlindner on 01/23/2021 03:40 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightInc/status/1352982798290751488
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Let's take a peek inside the stack of #SXRS3 #Transporter1. It's a beauty. #Launchday

I have to say this is quite the ridiculous looking image. Also there's plenty of open spaces on the rings and on various other locations.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Bean Kenobi on 01/23/2021 04:00 pm
I couldn't find anything recent about these:

XR-1, LINCS A+B, GNOMES-2, Landmapper-Demo6+Demo7, ADELIS-SAMSON (3 sats), CPOD A+B

But if our counts are correct, only one of them should be onboard, so maybe XR-1 or GNOMES-2?

Regarding XR-1, see here:

* XR-1 might be one of the ICEYE-X satellites.
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The XR satellites are US-built copies of the Finnish ICEYE satellites.
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/xr-1.htm

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01:08:44   28 with EXOport-2 (24 SpaceBEE, 1 ICEYE, Charlie, SOMP-2b and PIXL-1)


Gunter (Skyrocket) now thinks it is an independent satellite :
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/xr-1.htm
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/iceye-x4.htm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 01/23/2021 04:01 pm
The two Capella Whitney sats are thought to be on port 4 on the top and middle rings. Capella Space have refused to release photos. This is an artist's impression

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1353022897162485760
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: FlattestEarth on 01/23/2021 04:02 pm
Ok who is going to annotate the pics with known ports dispensers and sats?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Mat-FoundInSpace on 01/23/2021 04:22 pm
Started off looking pretty good this morning until the clouds moved in...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: kdhilliard on 01/23/2021 05:12 pm
The Scrub announcement on the webcast -- for surface electrical fields:
T-6:25: https://youtube.com/watch?v=PSIcspDHbu0&t=692
Andy Tran, Avionics Production Supervisor:
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Hey!  Just getting word from the team.  So it's official.  We are scrubbing today for weather, for surface electrical fields.  We do have a backup opportunity tomorrow at 10 AM, so we'll see you then and attempt another launch for Transporter-1.

There wasn't a corresponding callout on the Mission Control Audio stream, as they "continued with the countdown until T-30 seconds for data collection."  For the eventual T-30s hold callout there:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=2gAXoxNRWN0&t=2549
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Hold, hold, hold.  We'll be standing down from today's attempt due to weather.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 23 Jan 2021 (14:40 UTC)
Post by: cpushack on 01/23/2021 05:12 pm
Both fairing halves are new. Ms Chief will recover both halves from the water.

These were rumored to be a new fairing design with the vents relocated above the water line
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 01/23/2021 05:26 pm
Regarding XR-1, see here:

* XR-1 might be one of the ICEYE-X satellites.
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The XR satellites are US-built copies of the Finnish ICEYE satellites.
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/xr-1.htm
...

Gunter (Skyrocket) now thinks it is an independent satellite :
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/xr-1.htm
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/iceye-x4.htm

That is older information which has not been updated, because of "might".
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/23/2021 07:04 pm
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I can confirm that 4 planet Superdoves on Kepler's port. I don't know about the last 4.

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/l210i3/rspacex_transporter1_official_launch_discussion/gkfpst7/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 07:40 pm
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1353079871191314432

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Falcon details. 🔎🚀

Some closeups of B1058.5 and the top of its fairing. Inside this fairing are 143 spacecraft headed to orbit — a new record for a single launch.

Transporter-1 marks the first dedicated rideshare mission for SpaceX.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Julia B on 01/23/2021 07:41 pm
Images from remote reset 1/23
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 01/23/2021 07:55 pm
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1353072840648445952
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 01/23/2021 08:08 pm
New notices from the NGA.  Note that based on the validity periods, I would put tomorrow's launch attempt at 14:24 UTC (not the 15:00 UTC that SpaceX said) and the four backup attempts at 14:40 UTC.  Obviously we need to go by what SpaceX said, but it doesn't make sense.

Quote from: NGA
231655Z JAN 21
NAVAREA IV 72/21(11,26,27).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
OLD BAHAMA CHANNEL.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   241419Z TO 241616Z JAN, ALTERNATES
   251435Z TO 251614Z, 261435Z TO 261614Z,
   281435Z TO 281614Z, AND 301435Z TO 301614Z JAN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-35-55N  80-35-07W, 28-38-00N  80-32-00W,
      28-34-00N  80-21-00W, 28-10-00N  80-08-00W,
      28-08-00N  80-13-00W, 28-27-20N  80-31-33W,
      28-31-21N  80-33-27W.
   B. 24-38N 79-30W, 24-44N 79-11W,
      23-23N 78-34W, 23-02N 78-49W,
      23-02N 79-06W, 23-22N 79-24W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 71/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 301714Z JAN 21.
Quote from: NGA
231709Z JAN 21
HYDROPAC 314/21(22,29,83).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 29.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   241604Z TO 241739Z JAN, ALTERNATES
   251620Z TO 251737Z, 261620Z TO 261737Z,
   281620Z TO 281737Z, AND 301620Z TO 301737Z JAN
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   65-29S 131-39W, 62-42S 130-01W,
   50-17S 123-06W, 47-40S 120-34W,
   48-34S 118-44W, 56-20S 119-31W,
   65-39S 124-22W, 67-49S 129-24W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 313/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 301837Z JAN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 12:56 am
For anyone who hasn't looked at the pictures closely, these Starlinks are different.  Not sure what the new pieces are.  There is speculation about them being ISLs, and that's possible, but I'm not sure if that's what they are.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Zed_Noir on 01/24/2021 02:15 am
The Transporter-1 second launch attempt webcast for January 24th at 15:00 UTC (10:00 AM ET). Should go live at about 14:50 UTC (9:50 AM ET).

https://youtu.be/ScHI1cbkUv4
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:39 am
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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, January 24 for launch of Transporter-1, SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 22-minute launch window opens at 10:00 a.m. EST, or 15:00 UTC.

Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission, the ANASIS-II mission, a Starlink mission, and launch of Dragon’s 21st cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

On board this launch are 133 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, and orbital transfer vehicles) and 10 Starlink satellites – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. The Starlink satellites aboard this mission will be the first in the constellation to deploy to a polar orbit.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 01/24/2021 03:08 am
Just killing some time before the next launch attempt, here is my prediction for the Transporter-1 groundtrack, superimposed on Raul's excellent map of the Launch Hazard Areas. Red is the booster track, orange is the fairing halves, and yellow is the second stage and payload. Because the booster is staging further downrange than it did for SAOCOM-1B, it should be able to complete more of the dogleg, saving propellant for the second stage and its heavier payload.

Edit: for reference, I've added the ground track from the SpaceX SAOCOM-1B Mission Control Audio broadcast. It hugs the coast of Florida quite tightly, but the IIP is always well downrange of any populated areas.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 01/24/2021 04:29 am
Just killing some time before the next launch attempt, here is my prediction for the Transporter-1 groundtrack, superimposed on Raul's excellent map of the Launch Hazard Areas. Red is the booster track, orange is the fairing halves, and yellow is the second stage and payload. Because the booster is staging further downrange than it did for SAOCOM-1B, it should be able to complete more of the dogleg, saving propellant for the second stage and its heavier payload.

This is really good, but how accurate is it at the beginning of the second stage flight?
Is that really from kinematic modeling?
The "hook" after staging seems to represent enormous lateral acceleration.
It seems more likely that the second stage would be pointed slightly west of the instantaneous velocity, to minimize the cosine loss to the basic acceleration, with that offset angle decreasing with time.
That would make the arc off the path of the coasting first stage be shallower than a parabola.
It should asymptote out to the orbital inclination at SECO, which IINM is off the map beyond Cuba.

This small detail would be important where the differences are small.
In particular, the yellow line passes right over all the cities on the south-east coast.
That would put it directly overhead for our friends in those locations.
A more gently curved path puts it out to sea.
Knowing a precise path might help people find the second stage, which will appear quite small and dim, as it passes to the east.
A small difference in location could mean a big difference in elevation.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: NaN on 01/24/2021 04:47 am
Just killing some time before the next launch attempt, here is my prediction for the Transporter-1 groundtrack, superimposed on Raul's excellent map of the Launch Hazard Areas. Red is the booster track, orange is the fairing halves, and yellow is the second stage and payload. Because the booster is staging further downrange than it did for SAOCOM-1B, it should be able to complete more of the dogleg, saving propellant for the second stage and its heavier payload.

This is really good, but how accurate is it at the beginning of the second stage flight?
Is that really from kinematic modeling?
The "hook" after staging seems to represent enormous lateral acceleration.
It seems more likely that the second stage would be pointed slightly west of the instantaneous velocity, to minimize the cosine loss to the basic acceleration, with that offset angle decreasing with time.
That would make the arc off the path of the coasting first stage be shallower than a parabola.
It should asymptote out to the orbital inclination at SECO, which IINM is off the map beyond Cuba.

This small detail would be important where the differences are small.
In particular, the yellow line passes right over all the cities on the south-east coast.
That would put it directly overhead for our friends in those locations.
A more gently curved path puts it out to sea.
Knowing a precise path might help people find the second stage, which will appear quite small and dim, as it passes to the east.
A small difference in location could mean a big difference in elevation.

Remember that ground track and instantaneous impact point are different; the velocity at dogleg would already be significant and effectively out of the atmosphere so ballistic trajectory would go quite far before reentry. Look how far downrange the droneship recovery area is for S1.

Agree that the dogleg looks a bit sharp from what my intuition would expect. I would expect them to swing S2 directly to its final attitude when IIP allows - as minimizing cosine losses doesn't help when it causes you to add additional lateral velocity that you need to cancel out - but that would result in an asymptotic approach as you said. So I'm curious to hear the answer. OneSpeed's plot does look more plausible to me than the one SFN created for SAOCOM: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/08/31/spacex-launches-first-polar-orbit-mission-from-florida-in-decades/

edit: fix quote
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 09:12 am
https://youtu.be/uXcnyGHL8Vg
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 11:13 am
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1353314465240985600

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Timelapse of @SpaceX #Transporter1 going vertical 📽️. The next launch attempt for the 143 spacecraft onboard is today, Jan24 at 10AM ET (1500 UTC).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 12:34 pm
https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1353335103028604928

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Good morning. Just under 90 minutes to SpaceX’s 1000 ET liftoff of Transporter-1 from LC-40. Rains on and off.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 01/24/2021 12:44 pm
January 24, second version, of the Transporter-1 "press kit" capture with OCR
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 01:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0csc74yE6Y8

Mission Control audio stream now live
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/24/2021 01:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXcnyGHL8Vg

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1353345960215244801
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 01:18 pm
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1353345727204884480

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I like today's view better than yesterday's
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 01:25 pm
LD go for launch, go for prop load
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 01:41 pm
T-20 minute venting
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 01:42 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1353352120238485504

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T-20 minute vent. Which is always a good sign.

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=uXcnyG…
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/24/2021 01:42 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1353352120238485504
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 01:48 pm
This is really good, but how accurate is it at the beginning of the second stage flight?
Is that really from kinematic modeling?
The "hook" after staging seems to represent enormous lateral acceleration.
It seems more likely that the second stage would be pointed slightly west of the instantaneous velocity, to minimize the cosine loss to the basic acceleration, with that offset angle decreasing with time.

This is the prediction from Flightclub.io as shown on the stream.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/24/2021 01:55 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1353354665723908102
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 01:56 pm
Stage 1 RP1 load complete
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:00 pm
F9 in startup
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:02 pm
Max-Q successful
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/24/2021 02:02 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1353357488628895745
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: mlindner on 01/24/2021 02:04 pm
Just realized I know one of the people on the console today, by his voice, old friend from college.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Robotbeat on 01/24/2021 02:07 pm
For anyone who hasn't looked at the pictures closely, these Starlinks are different.  Not sure what the new pieces are.  There is speculation about them being ISLs, and that's possible, but I'm not sure if that's what they are.
Was anything about that mentioned in the webcast?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:10 pm
Stuck the landing
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 02:13 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1353359616172843008

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Falcon 9 B1058.5 lands on Of Course I Still Love You!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: ChrisC on 01/24/2021 02:13 pm
For those wondering what happened to the usual minute by minute updates in here, there's this post from a few days ago:

What happened to Steve, btw? I really miss his launch coverage.
I'm still alive and kicking! In order that I can spend more time on my other interests, I decided to retire from providing live launch coverage on NSF.

We miss you Steven!  But enjoy your retirement :)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 02:16 pm
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1353359793273102344

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The "full thrust" version of the Falcon 9 rocket has now launched 86 times since its debut in December, 2015. All were successful, pending satellite deploy later today.

This total surpasses the 85 successful launches of the Atlas V rocket, which made its debut in 2002.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 02:17 pm
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1353360815278186496

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Falcon 9 B1058.5 lofting a record-breaking 143 satellites forward orbit this morning on SpaceX’s first dedicated rideshare mission, Transporter-1:
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:22 pm
Hanging out for a while

00:54:35   2nd stage engine restarts
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:23 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1353353558863736834
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:24 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1353359567183171584
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:27 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1353356011873026048

Another SpaceX official picture of the payload stack
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Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 02:32 pm
Payload stack graphics that our webmaster Mark made for us last night:
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:34 pm
Bonus shot of B1058.5 on OCISLY. Would be cool to see Octograbber rolling out!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 01/24/2021 02:36 pm
Has SpaceX stopped doing “partial boostback burns” before landing on the drone ship? Is having the booster go on a lofted trajectory before doing its entry burn more fuel efficient?

I mean, OCISLY wasn’t far enough downrange like the GTO and Starlink missions (~640 km).
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Post by: Rekt1971 on 01/24/2021 02:37 pm
Small note: looks like Gerstenmaier is at the console.

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Post by: RotoSequence on 01/24/2021 02:46 pm
Has SpaceX stopped doing “partial boostback burns” before landing on the drone ship? Is having the booster go on a lofted trajectory before doing its entry burn more fuel efficient?

I mean, OCISLY wasn’t far enough downrange like the GTO and Starlink missions (~640 km).

This mission doglegged hard, so the downrange flight was mostly parallel to the coast.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:54 pm
Approaching India for Second Engine Start-2
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:55 pm
Brief 2 second burn, nominal orbital insertion
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 02:59 pm
Port C4 (Kepler) and C1 (SuperDoves) deployment begins.

Note: It’s at the far end from the camera, so you can’t really see them deploying. Should be better as we go down the stack.
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Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 03:04 pm
We couldn't see the V-R3X deployer on the payload stack because it's not on the payload stack.  The deployer was on the second stage aft end.  This option has been in the Falcon user's guide for a while but I don't remember it being used before.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 01/24/2021 03:06 pm
Ah, the Maverick Mercury deployer turns out to be attached to the aft end of the second stage, that's something new for Falcon 9. It has just deployed @zacinaction' s three V-R3X 1U cubesats.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1353372464886243334
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:09 pm
Port C3 deployment (Nanoracks’ Eyries-1 mission's 9 payloads)

LOS Bangalore, next signal acquisition around +1:15:00
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Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 03:13 pm
Now we know the port numbering scheme a little better.  Ring A on the bottom, then go up from there (Ring B in middle, Ring C on top)
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Post by: litton4 on 01/24/2021 03:14 pm
Just caught a shot of 2 faring halves on the respective recovery vessels!
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:16 pm
Both fairing halves confirmed recovered.

AOS Cordova
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Post by: cscott on 01/24/2021 03:16 pm
So are those both from Transporter-1? (ie, where did the starlink fairing(s) go?)
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Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 03:19 pm
Capella sats seem to have been on the top ring ports 5 & 6
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:19 pm
C3 B3, B2, C5 & C6 (Capella), A4 Sherpa deployed

A2 D-orbit deployed

All rideshares deployed

Short coast phase before Starlink deployment
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Post by: SMS on 01/24/2021 03:21 pm
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1353376925109030916
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Post by: Guillerz on 01/24/2021 03:22 pm
What about thisk image ? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210124/50723ecf0a526275b5b0ae45608d3cce.jpg)


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Post by: Rekt1971 on 01/24/2021 03:23 pm
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That is 2nd stage LOX tank.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:24 pm
So are those both from Transporter-1? (ie, where did the starlink fairing(s) go?)

The confirmation from SpaceX is that both fairings from Transporter-1 were recovered. We don’t know if what was shown was from that, or from the earlier Starlink launch.

However, there is room for another fairing  amidship, but just off camera. Will have to wait fo r port return.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: mlindner on 01/24/2021 03:24 pm
Are they going to jettison all 3 ESPA rings into space as well?
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Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/24/2021 03:26 pm
Are they going to jettison all 3 ESPA rings into space as well?
They have to given the configuration of the whole stack.
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Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 03:27 pm
Are they going to jettison all 3 ESPA rings into space as well?

Yep.  Everything above the Starlink, plus the tension rods, are all going to be in that orbit.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: litton4 on 01/24/2021 03:27 pm
So are those both from Transporter-1? (ie, where did the starlink fairing(s) go?)

The confirmation from SpaceX is that both fairings from Transporter-1 were recovered. We don’t know if what was shown was from that, or from the earlier Starlink launch.

However, there is room for another fairing  amidship, but just off camera. Will have to wait fo r port return.

I thought that one of the ships had already come back empty.......Go Quest?

....Ok MS Tree went straight from Starlink LZ to this zone......
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: mlindner on 01/24/2021 03:31 pm
"Loss of signal New Hampshire: Unexpected"

Well that's interesting.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:32 pm
Starlinks successfully deployed
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Post by: mlindner on 01/24/2021 03:33 pm
Are they going to jettison all 3 ESPA rings into space as well?

Yep.  Everything above the Starlink, plus the tension rods, are all going to be in that orbit.

Interesting, that's a lot of very large debris.
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Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 03:35 pm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:36 pm
So are those both from Transporter-1? (ie, where did the starlink fairing(s) go?)

The confirmation from SpaceX is that both fairings from Transporter-1 were recovered. We don’t know if what was shown was from that, or from the earlier Starlink launch.

However, there is room for another fairing  amidship, but just off camera. Will have to wait fo r port return.

I thought that one of the ships had already come back empty.......Go Quest?

....Ok MS Tree went straight from Starlink LZ to this zone......

GO Quest is the droneship support ship. The vessel carries equipment and personnel to support booster landings at sea.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:40 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1353376887246970880
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:41 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1353380219621568512
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FlattestEarth on 01/24/2021 03:44 pm
So are those both from Transporter-1? (ie, where did the starlink fairing(s) go?)

The confirmation from SpaceX is that both fairings from Transporter-1 were recovered. We don’t know if what was shown was from that, or from the earlier Starlink launch.

However, there is room for another fairing  amidship, but just off camera. Will have to wait fo r port return.

If there were additional fairings they would be in the cradles you can see aft of the fairings on the inflatable suupports, I don't think there is anywhere off camera you could put one.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: klod on 01/24/2021 03:49 pm
Does anybody have any clue about the total cost of the launched satellites?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 03:50 pm
So are those both from Transporter-1? (ie, where did the starlink fairing(s) go?)

The confirmation from SpaceX is that both fairings from Transporter-1 were recovered. We don’t know if what was shown was from that, or from the earlier Starlink launch.

However, there is room for another fairing  amidship, but just off camera. Will have to wait fo r port return.

If there were additional fairings they would be in the cradles you can see aft of the fairings on the inflatable suupports, I don't think there is anywhere off camera you could put one.

Look amidships.

Photocredit: Chuck Bennett https://www.instagram.com/chuckbennett/

Edit: From a previous launch, for illustrative purposes.
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Post by: mlindner on 01/24/2021 03:51 pm
Does anybody have any clue about the total cost of the launched satellites?

The forum had difficulty even figuring out which satellites were even on the launch up until day before yesterday. So, uh, good luck with that?
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Post by: klod on 01/24/2021 03:56 pm
Does anybody have any clue about the total cost of the launched satellites?

The forum had difficulty even figuring out which satellites were even on the launch up until day before yesterday. So, uh, good luck with that?
Well, yeah, if it were easy I wouldn't ask). I don't have any clue even about the rough cost. It seems not so expensive.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Brian45 on 01/24/2021 03:59 pm
Veering off topic, has SpaceX given up on trying to catch the fairings, or were this mission's set caught, just not announced as caught?
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Post by: cscott on 01/24/2021 04:01 pm
Veering off topic, has SpaceX given up on trying to catch the fairings, or were this mission's set caught, just not announced as caught?
They were fished out of the water -- deliberately, I believe: they were testing new fairing halves that were redesigned to put vents above the water line.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 04:03 pm
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1353387441877639168

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Deployment of all #Exolaunch customers' satellites from ports B2 and B3 has been confirmed by @SpaceX! It has been a pleasure to support your ride to space on #Falcon9! #Transporter1
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Post by: PM3 on 01/24/2021 04:06 pm
https://twitter.com/planetlabs/status/1353377558021214210

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Planet’s SuperDoves have successfully been deployed from @SpaceX's Falcon 9! Our Mission Ops team will now work to establish contact with the first set of 40 sats. The remaining 8 will be deployed from @D_Orbit's ION platform over the coming weeks.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 04:14 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1353386862501572609

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A moment of pause for liftoff. In addition to 142 other spacecraft on #transporter1, @celestisflights Horizon Flight brought together families and loved ones from around the world to celebrate the lives of 105 souls. Their dreams onboard. We wish them well.
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Post by: jacqmans on 01/24/2021 04:20 pm
Nanoracks Completes First SpaceX Rideshare Mission

JANUARY 24, 2021 – Cape Canaveral– Nanoracks is pleased to share the successful completion of the Company’s first mission on a SpaceX rideshare launch. Nanoracks brokered the launch and deployment of eight Spire LEMUR-2 CubeSats and of an emissions monitoring microsatellite, GHGSAT-C2 (“Hugo”).

Nanoracks’ first rideshare mission, dubbed “Eyries-1,” marks the Company’s entrance into the rideshare brokering market and the broadening of services for Nanoracks’ global customer base. This launch allowed Nanoracks to continue longstanding customer relationships and to foster new partnerships.

GHGSat Inc., a new customer to Nanoracks, provides global emissions monitoring services, currently for greenhouse gases and ultimately for air quality and other trace gases from a wide range of sources. 

Nanoracks continued its tradition of deploying CubeSats for Spire by adding eight more LEMUR-2 satellites to Spire’s growing constellation. Spire is a leading data analytics company with the world’s largest earth observation constellation of satellites that provide advanced weather data, maritime analytics, and aircraft tracking.

Nanoracks is pleased to help enable both GHGSat and Spire’s goals in orbit, leveraging space access to make tangible progress to major challenges faced on Earth today.

“It was so exciting being part of the first completely dedicated smallsat rideshare mission launched by SpaceX, and we look forward to being a long-term provider of access to these types of flights,” says External Payloads Manager, Tristan Prejean. “Now our customers can get the same level of customer service they know from our Space Station missions, but they have the flexibility to choose between the Space Station, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus, and SpaceX rideshare launches. We’re a one-stop shop for any orbital destination.”

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: aviators99 on 01/24/2021 04:26 pm
What about thisk image ? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210124/50723ecf0a526275b5b0ae45608d3cce.jpg)


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That is 2nd stage LOX tank.

Have we seen this before?  It is otherworldly.  Especially in motion.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 01/24/2021 04:34 pm
Veering off topic, has SpaceX given up on trying to catch the fairings, or were this mission's set caught, just not announced as caught?
They were fished out of the water -- deliberately, I believe: they were testing new fairing halves that were redesigned to put vents above the water line.

This has been rumored.
Do you have any confirmation of that?

Another observation:
SpaceX referred to this launch as the first dedicated rideshare.
Wasn't "Sun Synch Express A" the first?
My tabulation has that announced  in early 2017 for an October 2017 launch. 
It actually launched December 3, 2019.
At the same time SpaceX announced "Sun Synch Express -B" for Q4 2018.
My entry for the name keeps changing, becoming "Smallsat Rideshare Mission 1" in 12/2019 and "Transporter-1" a year later.
Glad to see it finally launched.

Other observations:
That ground path from Flightclub.io is more like what I imagined.
Too bad it was so cloudy in FL.  It's doubtful many saw the rocket flying down the coast.

The first stage plume did not show significant asymmetry like the last launch, possibly indicating a smaller AOA.

To the person with whom I argued about the TE strongback lean-back angle:
You were right.  I was wrong.  My comments were inappropriate.
It was clearly stated that the strongback was tilted two degrees before launch.  SpaceX used to lean it back 4 degrees.

To Guillerz:
Thanks for snagging the frame from the LOX cam.  I missed that despite always looking for it.
Aviators99:  That used to be shown on every mission.  SpaceX used to broadcast that as the engine shut down and the LOX went from this condition, with a choppy surface, to smooth floating blobs.  Now we just see a frame or two on some flights.

The landed first stage appears to be left leaning.
Possibly a nod to being close to Cuba? ;)
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Post by: punder on 01/24/2021 04:38 pm
Beautiful contrast between what I assume is the Continental Shelf and the deep Atlantic. Especially around T+7:00

Edit, looking back at OneSpeed’s post, the dark water is the Continental Shelf and the turquoise is the shallows around the Bahamas.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50075.msg2182509#msg2182509
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Post by: yg1968 on 01/24/2021 04:41 pm
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1353392993613574146
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: ugordan on 01/24/2021 04:42 pm
Veering off topic, has SpaceX given up on trying to catch the fairings, or were this mission's set caught, just not announced as caught?
They were fished out of the water -- deliberately, I believe: they were testing new fairing halves that were redesigned to put vents above the water line.

This has been rumored.
Do you have any confirmation of that?

First noticed here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52101.msg2158638#msg2158638

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: cpushack on 01/24/2021 04:42 pm
What about thisk image ?
...

That is 2nd stage LOX tank.

Have we seen this before?  It is otherworldly.  Especially in motion.

Quite a few times before, but usually only a second
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Post by: Jansen on 01/24/2021 04:56 pm
Quote
Kepler Communications Announces Successful Launch of 8 New GEN1 Satellites 
TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 24th, 2021 – Kepler Communications welcomed eight new satellites into their constellation today, further expanding the active constellation to 13 satellites in total.  These eight satellites, KEPLER-8 through KEPLER-15, were successfully launched via SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission at approximately 10:00 AM EDT this morning. Once fully operational within the constellation these will significantly increase the capacity of Kepler’s Global Data Services offering. 
 
Kepler’s GEN 1 satellites were assembled at Kepler’s facility in Toronto. The GEN1 platform represents an evolution beyond Kepler’s pathfinder satellites, with an increase to a 6U-XL satellite system.  The increased size accommodates significant technology enhancements, including additional power and antenna capabilities that allows the support of both Ku and narrowband spectrum from a single satellite.  This multi-spectrum support is achieved with Kepler’s proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) which has been proven onboard the five satellites already on orbit.   
 
Mina Mitry, CEO of Kepler Communications said of the GEN1 satellite launch, “We're excited to continue our network deployment in response to the overwhelming global demand for our network capacity. As our network continues to grow, we move closer to recognizing Kepler's vision of providing connectivity on and off the surface of the Earth."
 
Wen Cheng Chong, CTO of Kepler Communications added, “The launch of 8 GEN1 satellites on the Falcon 9 merely a few months after the launch of 2 GEN1 pathfinder satellites clearly demonstrates Kepler’s ability to 10x our capability in a short period of time; practically unheard of for a company of our size. This showcases the ingenuity and resourcefulness of our Engineering team and the company at large. We’re well on our way to recognizing Kepler’s vision of providing the internet in space.”
 
Kepler’s launch plans include several additional launches in 2021, with launches planned for the first half of 2021 in March and June, which will add additional GEN1 satellites to the Kepler constellation.  As with today’s launch, these satellites will service the growing customer demand for Global Data Services and increase our ability to provide an industry leading service.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/24/2021 04:57 pm
SpaceX referred to this launch as the first dedicated rideshare.
Wasn't "Sun Synch Express A" the first?

Today was the first dedicated mission of SpaceX's Smallsat Rideshare Program where SpaceX handles the integration of payloads and handles the customers. Sun Synch Express (SSO-A) was organized by Spaceflight and SpaceX only provided a launch service.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 04:58 pm
Another observation:
SpaceX referred to this launch as the first dedicated rideshare.
Wasn't "Sun Synch Express A" the first?
My tabulation has that announced  in early 2017 for an October 2017 launch. 
It actually launched December 3, 2019.
At the same time SpaceX announced "Sun Synch Express -B" for Q4 2018.
My entry for the name keeps changing, becoming "Smallsat Rideshare Mission 1" in 12/2019 and "Transporter-1" a year later.
Glad to see it finally launched.

Sun Synch Express/SSO-A was not a SpaceX company mission.  Spaceflight Inc. bought the launch and put together the payload stack.  SSO-B would have been similar if it had happened.  Transporter-1 is not a new name for SSO-B.  It's a completely different program.  SpaceX is running their own rideshare and putting together their own payload stack.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 01/24/2021 05:20 pm
Beautiful contrast between what I assume is the Continental Shelf and the deep Atlantic. Especially around T+7:00

That was more likely to be the Bahamas.
Check the direction of motion. 
The lighter area appears to be off to the east of the trajectory.
The deep water appears to be closer to the Florida shore.
(It is not clear to me whether the Bahamas are part of the "Continental Shelf" but the dark blue is not the wide open part of the "deep Atlantic".)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: kevinof on 01/24/2021 05:22 pm
Close to the Bahamas on the north and west it goes from 20 meters to 4000 in a couple of boat lengths. There is another trench south of the chain.
Beautiful contrast between what I assume is the Continental Shelf and the deep Atlantic. Especially around T+7:00

That was more likely to be the Bahamas.
Check the direction of motion. 
The lighter area appears to be off to the east of the trajectory.
The deep water appears to be closer to the Florida shore.
(It is not clear to me whether the Bahamas are part of the "Continental Shelf" but the dark blue is not the wide open part of the "deep Atlantic".)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: punder on 01/24/2021 05:24 pm
Beautiful contrast between what I assume is the Continental Shelf and the deep Atlantic. Especially around T+7:00

That was more likely to be the Bahamas.
Check the direction of motion. 
The lighter area appears to be off to the east of the trajectory.
The deep water appears to be closer to the Florida shore.
(It is not clear to me whether the Bahamas are part of the "Continental Shelf" but the dark blue is not the wide open part of the "deep Atlantic".)
Yep, I amended my post after seeing an earlier post by OneSpeed. I haven’t been paying attention—thought the flight was going up the Eastern Seaboard, not south! SpaceX’s confusing trajectory graphics didn’t help.  :o
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 01/24/2021 05:36 pm
Another observation:
SpaceX referred to this launch as the first dedicated rideshare.
Wasn't "Sun Synch Express A" the first?
My tabulation has that announced  in early 2017 for an October 2017 launch. 
It actually launched December 3, 2019.
At the same time SpaceX announced "Sun Synch Express -B" for Q4 2018.
My entry for the name keeps changing, becoming "Smallsat Rideshare Mission 1" in 12/2019 and "Transporter-1" a year later.
Glad to see it finally launched.

Sun Synch Express/SSO-A was not a SpaceX company mission.  Spaceflight Inc. bought the launch and put together the payload stack.  SSO-B would have been similar if it had happened.  Transporter-1 is not a new name for SSO-B.  It's a completely different program.  SpaceX is running their own rideshare and putting together their own payload stack.

Got it.
It's the first dedicated rideshare that SpaceX has integrated, rather than flying Spaceflight's stack.
When did SSO-B disappear from the Manifest?
It can be found for the first few pages but then is gone. 
The change note must be on one of the older Manifest threads.
Is it cancelled or renamed?
There were also entries for SSO-C and SSO-D.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: niwax on 01/24/2021 05:40 pm
Another observation:
SpaceX referred to this launch as the first dedicated rideshare.
Wasn't "Sun Synch Express A" the first?
My tabulation has that announced  in early 2017 for an October 2017 launch. 
It actually launched December 3, 2019.
At the same time SpaceX announced "Sun Synch Express -B" for Q4 2018.
My entry for the name keeps changing, becoming "Smallsat Rideshare Mission 1" in 12/2019 and "Transporter-1" a year later.
Glad to see it finally launched.

Sun Synch Express/SSO-A was not a SpaceX company mission.  Spaceflight Inc. bought the launch and put together the payload stack.  SSO-B would have been similar if it had happened.  Transporter-1 is not a new name for SSO-B.  It's a completely different program.  SpaceX is running their own rideshare and putting together their own payload stack.

Got it.
It's the first dedicated rideshare that SpaceX has integrated, rather than flying Spaceflight's stack.
When did SSO-B disappear from the Manifest?
It can be found for the first few pages but then is gone. 
The change note must be on one of the older Manifest threads.
Is it cancelled or renamed?
There were also entries for SSO-C and SSO-D.

Someone from Spaceflight remarked that getting all those payloads for SSO-A in order was a massive pain they'd rather not go through again. I don't know how official that statement was, but they don't sound enthusiastic about filling an entire F9.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 05:43 pm
SpaceX launch photos by Ben Cooper
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: steveleach on 01/24/2021 05:46 pm
Was that a fairing half being overtaken by the booster at T+06:11 ?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Rekt1971 on 01/24/2021 05:48 pm
Was that a fairing half being overtaken by the booster at T+06:11 ?

No, it was ice. It's always ice.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 07:06 pm
When did SSO-B disappear from the Manifest?
It can be found for the first few pages but then is gone. 
The change note must be on one of the older Manifest threads.
Is it cancelled or renamed?
There were also entries for SSO-C and SSO-D.

It looks like I removed all of those in mid-2018.  They're cancelled (it's not clear whether they were ever really under contract.)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: baldusi on 01/24/2021 07:18 pm
Another observation:
SpaceX referred to this launch as the first dedicated rideshare.
Wasn't "Sun Synch Express A" the first?
My tabulation has that announced  in early 2017 for an October 2017 launch. 
It actually launched December 3, 2019.
At the same time SpaceX announced "Sun Synch Express -B" for Q4 2018.
My entry for the name keeps changing, becoming "Smallsat Rideshare Mission 1" in 12/2019 and "Transporter-1" a year later.
Glad to see it finally launched.

Sun Synch Express/SSO-A was not a SpaceX company mission.  Spaceflight Inc. bought the launch and put together the payload stack.  SSO-B would have been similar if it had happened.  Transporter-1 is not a new name for SSO-B.  It's a completely different program.  SpaceX is running their own rideshare and putting together their own payload stack.

Got it.
It's the first dedicated rideshare that SpaceX has integrated, rather than flying Spaceflight's stack.
When did SSO-B disappear from the Manifest?
It can be found for the first few pages but then is gone. 
The change note must be on one of the older Manifest threads.
Is it cancelled or renamed?
There were also entries for SSO-C and SSO-D.

Someone from Spaceflight remarked that getting all those payloads for SSO-A in order was a massive pain they'd rather not go through again. I don't know how official that statement was, but they don't sound enthusiastic about filling an entire F9.

AIUI, this is a program by SpaceX, where you launch when you are ready, and launches are done "on schedule". So if you miss one launch, you go to the next one. I would guess that SSO-A was a such a hassle because the "had" to get all those birds ready and integrated. A stress on the customer and a stress on the launch provider. And I wouldn't want to be the integrator who was in the middle.
I wouldn't be surprised if Transporter program grew out of that experience. Add Stalink to fill any payload gap and customers like Satellogic and PlanetLabs and you just launch whatever is ready by launch time. And missing a launch is not the end of the world since you already have another opportunity a few months later.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 07:26 pm
I think this must be the one missing payload.  Looks to be a 3U cubesat, which would fill the last 3U slot on the Kepler port.
(h/t to Jeff Foust for retweeting this)


https://twitter.com/HiberGlobal/status/1353434090486300672
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It's official. Hiber Four, the first satellite of our newest generation, has left planet Earth and is sending signals back to Amsterdam. Thanks @SpaceX for the lift. We're so proud of this small box that's floating through space.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/24/2021 07:43 pm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 01/24/2021 07:48 pm
Awesome, can't wait to repeat this headache in 5 months with Transporter-2!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 08:06 pm
https://twitter.com/zshauladventure/status/1353447018262274049

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Booster 1058 leaving the pad for its 5th time!
(Make sure to click to open

📷: Me - @NextHorizonsSF
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Thorny on 01/24/2021 08:55 pm
Launch view from Rockledge...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 01/24/2021 11:12 pm
Here is a comparison between the telemetry from the two polar missions that SpaceX have launched from the cape, SAOCOM-1B and Transporter-1.

Some differences are:

1. Although the booster profiles are initially similar, Transporter-1 was less lofted, and being an ASDS landing, burnt 11 seconds longer.
2. The reduced acceleration due to the SAOCOM-1B second stage dogleg was clearly visible from 155 to 211s, however, the Transporter-1 S2 burn is much more conventional.
3. Although the Mission Control Audio webcast did not display the flight paths this time, there were a couple of short animations in the main webcast. The first at MECO shows that my prediction for the booster ground track was quite accurate, but the second at SECO shows that the S2 dogleg was spread over the entire burn. This is perhaps not the most efficient approach, but given that the Transporter-1 booster burn contributed more plane change than the SAOCOM-1B booster, it was sufficient, and avoided overflight of Miami.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: yg1968 on 01/25/2021 12:34 am
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1353392993613574146

Gerst without the mask:

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/1353366023664263169
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/25/2021 03:36 am
https://twitter.com/rdanglephoto/status/1353497647345258496
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/25/2021 11:01 am
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1353603900767690753

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It's a race to Cape! As 1051 is being worked on overnight to make room for 1058 at the dock, it looks like the dual mission fairing catchers will be back by morning. GO Searcher will be next at current speed then GO Quest, Finn and OCISLY. Without a tug ping, the when is iffy.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Mat-FoundInSpace on 01/25/2021 11:12 am
Seems as though the 10 Starlink satellites on this launch are v0.9 and have laserlinks. All polar starlinks will have laserlinks this year. All Starlink satellites, across the board, will have laserlinks next year.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1353566586985013254?s=19

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1353574169288396800?s=19
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/25/2021 11:46 am
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1353680818183536640

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Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief will be arriving at Port Canaveral in the next few hours with the fairing from the Transporter-1 mission.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1353685334807228418

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OCISLY droneship and B1058 are well underway towards Port Canaveral this morning. The Gulf Stream is providing a real boost.

ETA later today!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/25/2021 11:57 am
https://twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1353686686400655360

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I was fortunate enough yesterday morning to have gotten 3 decent shots from the #SpaceX Transporter 1 launch. Which is your favorite? Let me know what you think & FOLLOWers (hit follow button) have a opportunity to win a copy of the pic #NASA ScottPhotoMedia.com @elonmusk
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: MechE31 on 01/25/2021 12:50 pm
We couldn't see the V-R3X deployer on the payload stack because it's not on the payload stack.  The deployer was on the second stage aft end.  This option has been in the Falcon user's guide for a while but I don't remember it being used before.

It was used on F9-4 for the secondary mission Orbcomm payloads. This was not successful after a M1C failed on ascent (primary payload was successful still).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: abaddon on 01/25/2021 02:07 pm
We couldn't see the V-R3X deployer on the payload stack because it's not on the payload stack.  The deployer was on the second stage aft end.  This option has been in the Falcon user's guide for a while but I don't remember it being used before.

It was used on F9-4 for the secondary mission Orbcomm payloads. This was not successful after a M1C failed on ascent (primary payload was successful still).
To be specific, deployment was successful and the Orbcomm satellite got in an orbit or two before reentering.  Some number of test goals were presumably retired by this satellite, but I've never seen any deeper detail about it.

I didn't know the second stage aft deployment location was used for it (although in retrospect, being a Dragon flight, it is obvious!) so thanks for noting that.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 01/25/2021 02:14 pm
https://twitter.com/Kyle_M_Photo/status/1353720533498687496
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/25/2021 03:40 pm
Seems as though the 10 Starlink satellites on this launch are v0.9 and have laserlinks. All polar starlinks will have laserlinks this year. All Starlink satellites, across the board, will have laserlinks next year.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1353566586985013254?s=19

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1353574169288396800?s=19

The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/25/2021 03:48 pm
We couldn't see the V-R3X deployer on the payload stack because it's not on the payload stack.  The deployer was on the second stage aft end.  This option has been in the Falcon user's guide for a while but I don't remember it being used before.

It was used on F9-4 for the secondary mission Orbcomm payloads. This was not successful after a M1C failed on ascent (primary payload was successful still).

I thought that satellite was at the forward end of the second stage?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: baldusi on 01/25/2021 03:54 pm
We couldn't see the V-R3X deployer on the payload stack because it's not on the payload stack.  The deployer was on the second stage aft end.  This option has been in the Falcon user's guide for a while but I don't remember it being used before.

It was used on F9-4 for the secondary mission Orbcomm payloads. This was not successful after a M1C failed on ascent (primary payload was successful still).

I thought that satellite was at the forward end of the second stage?

They had a Dragon on top.

zubenelgenubi: fixed quote
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: wannamoonbase on 01/25/2021 04:01 pm
The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).

Well that's all very exciting.  Even the polar birds is a big start and a whole set of markets open up there.

Can't wait to see more Vandenberg launches.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 01/25/2021 04:06 pm
The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).

So the design of the Starlink satellites on Transporter-1 is still 1.0 right?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/25/2021 04:09 pm
The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).

So the design of the Starlink satellites on Transporter-1 is still 1.0 right?

That is his point, yes.

Doesn’t make sense to go back to using designs for prototype satellites.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/25/2021 05:18 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1353759019945652224
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: cscott on 01/25/2021 06:39 pm
The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).

Well that's all very exciting.  Even the polar birds is a big start and a whole set of markets open up there.

Can't wait to see more Vandenberg launches.
Is there any info that there are starlink launches scheduled for Vandenberg?  Seems like reused boosters are more convenient to launch from the Cape.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/25/2021 06:49 pm
The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).

Well that's all very exciting.  Even the polar birds is a big start and a whole set of markets open up there.

Can't wait to see more Vandenberg launches.
Is there any info that there are starlink launches scheduled for Vandenberg?  Seems like reused boosters are more convenient to launch from the Cape.

The FCC has not approved any new polar satellites except for the first 10. Any planning towards that effect is preemptive.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: pb2000 on 01/25/2021 07:51 pm
Is there any info that there are starlink launches scheduled for Vandenberg?  Seems like reused boosters are more convenient to launch from the Cape.
I suspect once the new ASDS is finished, one of the three will probably go back to the west coast to cover the polar launches from Vandenburg.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 01/25/2021 09:49 pm
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Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/25/2021 10:47 pm
https://twitter.com/joeb_photos/status/1353834427219111937

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Can you spot the NASA Worm Logo? Cropped in Photo of OCISLY & B1058 making its way back to Cape Canaveral. More pictures to soon! @SpaceXFleet #SpaceXFleet
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/25/2021 10:54 pm
This has some more pictures of the ISILaunch payload configurations (the Planet and Kepler ports)

ISILAUNCH34 successfully launched on board Falcon 9 (https://www.isispace.nl/news/isilaunch34-successfully-launched-on-board-falcon-9/)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/26/2021 05:29 am
The ISL are v0.9, which is different from the satellite design being v0.9 (which was the first batch of 60 test Starlinks).

Perhaps we can call these Starlinks v1.0.9.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 01/26/2021 06:19 am
BTW I observed this effect during the launch, particularly during 2nd stage flight and I wondered if this is real or an artifact spread across multiple cameras:

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1353376045164978176
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: harrystranger on 01/26/2021 08:21 am
OCISLY & B1058 spotted by Sentinel-2 as they were making their way up the Florida coast  :)
https://twitter.com/HarryStrangerPG/status/1353989717776191488?s
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/26/2021 01:01 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1354023247554211840

Due back around 10am
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 02:40 pm
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1354091327336669185

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Here comes OCISLY and B1058.5 #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/26/2021 02:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnt2wZBg89g

Watch OCISLY and B1058.5 coming into Port Canaveral live
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 03:10 pm
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1354099129216086016

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Welcome back B1058.5, that is one dirty worm you have there. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1354100731586949121
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/26/2021 03:18 pm
Fleetcam shot
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/26/2021 03:29 pm
Passing Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar (http://rustysseafood.com)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 04:28 pm
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1354114915179646980

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OCISLY and B1058.5 have finished berthing. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 04:57 pm
https://youtu.be/XCvV4_bzjwQ
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Star One on 01/26/2021 09:27 pm
Scott Manley’s video report on this mission:

https://youtu.be/DB1Aii8NoC0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/27/2021 04:13 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1354475360826634249

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B1058-5
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/27/2021 08:00 pm
https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1354528538737651716

Offloaded onto ground pedestal
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/27/2021 08:07 pm
This has pictures of the fully integrated SHERPA-FX.  You can click on the pictures for higher resolution versions.  The big box is a mass simulator for the Umbra sat that was supposed to be there.


[Spaceflight Inc.] Mission at-a-glance: (https://spaceflight.com/sp-missions/sxrs-3/)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: JaimeZX on 01/28/2021 08:12 am
So I noticed at about 1:11:30, right after SECO2, there appeared to be an inside-the-fuel-tank shot, just for a moment. I don't recall having seen this previously. Anyone else?  You think this was RP1 or LOX?

https://youtu.be/ScHI1cbkUv4
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/28/2021 08:23 am
So I noticed at about 1:11:30, right after SECO2, there appeared to be an inside-the-fuel-tank shot, just for a moment. I don't recall having seen this previously. Anyone else?  You think this was RP1 or LOX?

There was a discussion about this a couple pages back.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: JaimeZX on 01/28/2021 07:38 pm
So I noticed at about 1:11:30, right after SECO2, there appeared to be an inside-the-fuel-tank shot, just for a moment. I don't recall having seen this previously. Anyone else?  You think this was RP1 or LOX?

There was a discussion about this a couple pages back.
Doh. I searched the thread for keywords but came up empty. I'll scrounge more thoroughly. Thanks!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: JaimeZX on 01/28/2021 07:43 pm
To Guillerz:
Thanks for snagging the frame from the LOX cam.  I missed that despite always looking for it.
Aviators99:  That used to be shown on every mission.  SpaceX used to broadcast that as the engine shut down and the LOX went from this condition, with a choppy surface, to smooth floating blobs.  Now we just see a frame or two on some flights.

The landed first stage appears to be left leaning.
Possibly a nod to being close to Cuba? ;)
I've watched every launch and don't recall having seen this before. Can you point to any other videos featuring it? It's plausible that if it were only a few frames I might have always looked away at just the wrong time... thanks!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: whitelancer64 on 01/28/2021 07:45 pm
So I noticed at about 1:11:30, right after SECO2, there appeared to be an inside-the-fuel-tank shot, just for a moment. I don't recall having seen this previously. Anyone else?  You think this was RP1 or LOX?

There was a discussion about this a couple pages back.
Doh. I searched the thread for keywords but came up empty. I'll scrounge more thoroughly. Thanks!

Short answer: it's the LOX tank. It's been seen multiple times before. It's an engineering camera feed that isn't "supposed" to be on the webcast but it does no real harm to see it. LOX is light blue in color and RP-1 is dyed red to comply with US federal tax regulations, so we know it's not RP-1 (undyed kerosene is clear).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 01/28/2021 08:19 pm
Space-Track has produced 100 new placeholder entries.

Next step: We have 118 Objects in orbit, 2021-006A to -DD.

Inclinations 97.51° ± 0.01
Apogee 531-538 km
Perigee 513-529 km

118 - 4 Starlink rods - 1 rocket stage + 20 on ION = 133. Ten satellites not registered so far.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 01/28/2021 08:19 pm
I've watched every launch and don't recall having seen this before. Can you point to any other videos featuring it? It's plausible that if it were only a few frames I might have always looked away at just the wrong time... thanks!

https://twitter.com/Daveed_Rye/status/1341365428065423360
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: wannamoonbase on 01/28/2021 08:41 pm
Space-Track has produced 100 new placeholder entries.

Next step: We have 118 Objects in orbit, 2021-006A to -DD.

Inclinations 97.51° ± 0.01
Apogee 531-538 km
Perigee 513-529 km

118 - 4 Starlink rods - 1 rocket stage + 20 on ION = 133. Ten satellites not registered so far.

Almost into the final orbit, nice!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/28/2021 10:13 pm
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1354927415831765006

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Cargo ship Morning Train is blocking our view from Fleetcam right now, but I checked in to see how B1058 looked from a different angle. We've got 2 legs up and 2 legs down.

Fleetcam: youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: mn on 01/29/2021 01:13 am
To Guillerz:
Thanks for snagging the frame from the LOX cam.  I missed that despite always looking for it.
Aviators99:  That used to be shown on every mission.  SpaceX used to broadcast that as the engine shut down and the LOX went from this condition, with a choppy surface, to smooth floating blobs.  Now we just see a frame or two on some flights.

The landed first stage appears to be left leaning.
Possibly a nod to being close to Cuba? ;)
I've watched every launch and don't recall having seen this before. Can you point to any other videos featuring it? It's plausible that if it were only a few frames I might have always looked away at just the wrong time... thanks!

If I recall correctly it used to show up quite often in the early F9 launches, if you watch the first bunch you should see a few.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/29/2021 06:16 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1355233141322088450

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Falcon 9 Core B1058 just went horizontal at Port Canaveral with all four legs stowed, as seen by @NASASpaceflight Fleetcam.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 02/07/2021 01:13 pm
Payloads identified so far:

4 of 5 Astrocast
35 of 48 Flock
3 of 3 Hawk
2x ICEYE
7 of 8 Lemur
24 of 36 Spacebee
10 of 10 Starlink
GHGSat C2
XR-1
ION
38 unassigned objects
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126 total

8 Flock and 12 Spacebee are still on ION. There should be 148 objects overall (143 sats + 4 Starlink rods + 1 rocket stage), so there are 2 items still not detected.

XR-1 = ICEYE seems to be confirmed. IDs are also similar, ICEYE X9 is 2021-006CX and XR-1 is 2021-006CY.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 02/10/2021 02:59 pm
https://twitter.com/D_Orbit/status/1359531647620812801
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The PULSE mission is proceedingRocketOver the past few days, our ION SCV Laurentius 🛰, successfully deployed 2 of the 8 @planetlabs Superdove #satellites hosted onboard, in the precise orbital slot requested by the client. Acquisition of the signal confirmed!Satellite antennaWhite heavy check mark#space #feelthepulse
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 02/10/2021 10:32 pm
New objects identified since 7 February:

- the 5th of 5 Astrocast
- Charlie
- 3 Flocks, now 38 of 48 detected
- 4 of 8 Kepler
- QPS-SAR Izanami

and 3 more unidentified objects detected (EG, EH and EJ). Looks like one of the Flocks had already been released from ION by February 7; else there would be one item too much in space now.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 02/14/2021 12:30 pm
and 3 more unidentified objects detected (EG, EH and EJ). Looks like one of the Flocks had already been released from ION by February 7; else there would be one item too much in space now.

I forgot the ESPA stack, which was jetisonned before Starlink deployment. The identified Doves so far have all very similar orbits, and they have these numbers:

- Flock 4s 1-9, 11-13, 15-40

Obviously Flock 4s 1-40 are those deployed directly, and 41-48 went with ION. This means #10 and #14 are still hiding, and the ION deployments were not detected so far.

103 objects identified
26 objects unidentified     
20 on ION
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149 total
143 satellites launched
4 starlink rods
1 ESPA stack
1 upper stage
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149 total
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: LouScheffer on 02/14/2021 01:36 pm
To Guillerz:
Thanks for snagging the frame from the LOX cam.  I missed that despite always looking for it.
Aviators99:  That used to be shown on every mission.  SpaceX used to broadcast that as the engine shut down and the LOX went from this condition, with a choppy surface, to smooth floating blobs.  Now we just see a frame or two on some flights.

The landed first stage appears to be left leaning.
Possibly a nod to being close to Cuba? ;)
I've watched every launch and don't recall having seen this before. Can you point to any other videos featuring it? It's plausible that if it were only a few frames I might have always looked away at just the wrong time... thanks!
There's one in the CRS-4 webcast back in 2014 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35385.msg1260046#msg1260046), if you can still replay this one.  Here is a whole  youtube video highlighting this camera view (https://youtube.com/watch?v=u656se4e34M).   Shorter shots have been shown on many missions since.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: ChrisC on 02/15/2021 12:47 pm
Thanks for snagging the frame from the LOX cam.  I missed that despite always looking for it.
I've watched every launch and don't recall having seen this before. Can you point to any other videos featuring it?
There's one in the CRS-4 webcast back in 2014 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35385.msg1260046#msg1260046), if you can still replay this one.  Here is a whole  youtube video about highlighting this camera (https://youtube.com/watch?v=u656se4e34M).   Shorter shots have been shown on many missions since.

LOL, this question was from two weeks ago, but thank you for this much longer view.  FYI Lou you can suppress NSF's auto-embed behavior (that messed your post) by removing the leading "www." from Youtube URLs.  I did this in the quote above and now we can read what you wrote :)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 02/23/2021 01:12 pm
https://twitter.com/Lork89/status/1363962053548003337
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And the last of the Doves has taken off. @planetlabs thank you for flying ION, we hope you had a pleasant flight and we look forward to welcoming you again onboard our ION Satellite Carriers.

...we need to start thinking about some frequent flyer program...#pulse #ion @D_Orbit
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 02/26/2021 11:20 am
A few more satellites have been identified since 11 February:

- CubeL (PIXL)
- 1 Flock, now 39 of 48 detected
- Hiber 4
- 8th of 8 Lemurs
- Yusat 1

Now 136 objects detected, 28 of which are unidentified. Presumably 12 Spacebees still on ION and the last Dove not yet detected, to give a total of 149.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 03/10/2021 12:31 am
Next batch of satellites identified:

- 9 Flocks, now alll 48 of 48 detected
- 8th of 8 Kepler

136 objects detected, 18 of which are still unidentified. Assuming 12 Spacebees still on ION, this makes 148 total an 1 object missing.

Unidentified:

- 3x ARCE, ASELSat, IDEASSat, Prometheus 2-10, PTD-1 (Elana 35), SOMP2b, UVSQ-Sat, 3x V-R3x
- Sherpa FX
- F9 upper stage, ESPA stack, 4x Starlink rod
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19 total
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 03/11/2021 06:57 pm
Next batch indentified:

- IDEASSat
- PTD-1 (Elana 35)
- UVSQ-Sat
- Prometheus 2-10

14 unidentified objects left, 1 object still missing, assuming 12 Spacebee on Ion.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: Notleslie on 04/01/2021 04:05 am
Just wondering if anyone knows what happened to the 12 Spacebees that were on board ION MK02? The mission updates (https://www.dorbit.space/mission-updates-pulse) show the successful deployment of the 8 Superdoves, and now says it is onto IOD/IOV of ARGO and DRAGO with no mention of the Spacebees.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/01/2021 02:57 pm
Just wondering if anyone knows what happened to the 12 Spacebees that were on board ION MK02? The mission updates (https://www.dorbit.space/mission-updates-pulse) show the successful deployment of the 8 Superdoves, and now says it is onto IOD/IOV of ARGO and DRAGO with no mention of the Spacebees.

They should still be in the ION vehicle.  I don't know when they will be deployed.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/07/2021 11:43 pm
11 objects left unidentified, which seem to be:
5x debris
Sherpa-FX
3x V-R3x cubesats
ASELSAT
SOMP2b

(plus the 12 SpaceBees still need to be deployed from ION)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/07/2021 11:45 pm
One of the Spire Lemur sats was Mango One for Jacobs:

https://www.jacobs.com/newsroom/news/jacobs-mango-one-satellite-launches-lays-pathway-next-generation-affordable-space

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[SpaceRef Press Release] Jacobs Mango One Satellite on Orbit, Laying Pathway for Next Generation, Affordable Space Solutions (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=57236)
Press Release From: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Jacobs (NYSE:J) began a new era of advanced, affordable space radar payloads with its Mango One satellite achieving a successful on-orbit performance. On Jan. 24, 2021, Jacobs' Mango One satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter One rideshare mission to a sun synchronous orbit.

Mango One has successfully completed payload checkout and begun performing radio frequency (RF) survey missions using the modular and scalable Jacobs next generation active electronically scanned arrays (AESA) and advanced RF payload control electronics. Additional demonstrations of radar and communications capabilities will continue.

Successful on-orbit performance is another major step in Jacobs' strategic vision as an aerospace and defense prime space payload hardware and software provider of affordable, commercial space based AESAs. Leveraging capabilities from the acquisition of KeyW, Jacobs brings over 25 years of airborne and terrestrial RF synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and moving target indication (MTI) payload hardware and processing.

"The Mango One on-orbit operations and demonstration of highly capable and affordable space solutions is another example of Jacobs delivering innovative technologies that enable our customer's mission," said Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions Senior Vice President Steve Arnette. "These solutions are a key component of the successful integration of Jacobs and KeyW, bringing even more unique and differentiated mission-focused capabilities in the rapidly evolving space sector."

By leveraging the multi-billion-dollar commercial investment in 5G technology and tailoring it to meet the critical mission needs of both government and commercial customers, Jacobs is reducing the cost of space radar by 50% compared to that of legacy space radar systems. To meet market demand, the use of state-of-the-art advanced commercial manufacturing processes allows Jacobs to rapidly scale capacity and insert leading-edge technology.

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 04/13/2021 10:06 am
Looks like Sherpa FX has been found:

47435
2021-006Y
Rideshare Adapter
536 x 516 km
97.5°
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/13/2021 02:55 pm
Looks like Sherpa FX has been found:

That was the unidentified piece with a "large" radar cross section, so maybe it's the SpaceX payload stack?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/14/2021 03:04 am
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1382116969382498304
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SHERPA-FX1, from the Jan 24 Transporter-1 launch (2021-006) was cataloged today as 47486 and is reported by @Skyrocket71 to have 3 payloads attached: CELESTIS 17, ELROI, and EYESTAR-TAG: https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/sherpa-fx.htm.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/22/2021 04:40 pm
https://twitter.com/argo_aads/status/1385239599413436416
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After its launch in January, May will mark the beginning of ARGO 1.0's #InOrbitDemonstration. As a preview of the innovative features that will be validated in orbit, we are proud to publish our video! #Theskyisthelimit
@H2020SME @eicas_autom @D_Orbit
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 05/18/2021 04:27 pm
D-Orbit has deployed the Swarm satellites (which they still won't name, which I still find odd considering anyone with the payload information for the flight can easily figure out that's what they are.)



D-Orbit Successfully Completes Deployment Phase of Ongoing PULSE Mission, Deploys 20 Satellites In-Orbit, and Executes Orbital Maneuvers
(https://t.co/ra40eDRPsw?amp=1)

ION Satellite Carrier successfully deployed 20 satellites and performed orbit-changing maneuvers, marking an important shift from precise deployment to orbital transportation. The mission will proceed with the in-orbit demonstration of two hosted payloads.

Fino Mornasco, Italy, May 18th, 2021: D-Orbit, a space logistics and transportation company, today announced that it has successfully completed the deployment phase of its ongoing PULSE mission. As part of this phase, D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier (ION), the company’s proprietary space transportation vehicle, successfully deployed all 20 satellites hosted inside, including eight SuperDoves from returning customer Planet, the US-based Earth imaging company. In addition to the deployment of customer satellites, ION also executed several orbital maneuvers.

The PULSE mission began on January 14 with the launch of ION aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The deployment phase was completed on May 11, when the remaining satellites onboard were released. Over the weeks leading to the conclusion of the deployment phase, D-Orbit’s operations team fired six Dawn Aerospace's B20 thrusters, validated attitude and orbit control strategies and algorithms, analyzed postfiring changes of orbital parameters, and performed flight dynamics processes.

The resulting orbit-changing maneuvers succeeded in changing the altitude by up to 10km, while also demonstrating ION’s ability to change the local time of the ascending node (LTAN).

“When we realized that we achieved this new milestone and successfully execute a series of orbit-changing maneuvers, we felt an incredible surge of pride,” said Renato Panesi, CCO of D-Orbit. “Pride for our technical team, for our operations team, and every single individual in our company who has contributed to this mission.” These tests, which barely scratched the surface of what ION can do, qualified the platform as a full-fledged space transportation vehicle with the ability to deploy satellites in multiple orbits different from the one which ION itself was originally released by the launcher. This milestone marks an important shift from precise deployment – already a proven company capability – to orbital transportation. While the mission continues, the operations team will perform additional tests on ION to push the performance envelope further.

“This is yet another validation of our approach to spacecraft deployment,” said Luca Rossettini, CEO of D-Orbit. “While we celebrate this milestone and the people who made it possible, we keep looking to the future for ways to build on our technology. We  want to contribute to the creation of a solid space logistics infrastructure that will truly enable the sustainable exploration of space and its resources. This is just the beginning.”

PULSE is the second flight of ION Satellite Carrier, an orbital transportation vehicle designed, manufactured, and operated by D-Orbit to ferry a batch of satellites in space and deploy each one individually into its own distinct orbit. The vehicle used in this mission, called ION SCV Laurentius, is an upgraded version of the one used in the ORIGIN mission launched in September 2020, with enhanced maneuvering capabilities and larger cargo capacity. In the case of satellite constellations, the ability to precisely deploy each spacecraft, combined with a careful mission analysis and design, can lead to deployment strategies that accelerate the time from launch to operations by up 85% while reducing the launch costs of the entire constellation by up to 40%.

ION SCV Laurentius also features an innovative plug-and-play system for hosted payloads, streamlining the integration of instruments and experiments developed independently by third parties. The mission has entered the in-orbit demonstration (IOD) phase, consisting of a series of experiments on ARGO 1.0, a fully autonomous star tracker developed by EICAS Automazione, and DRAGO, a shortwave infrared space camera for Earth observation developed by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

While the PULSE mission proceeds, D-Orbit is debriefing the deployment phase of the mission in preparation for its next mission, called WILD RIDE, which is scheduled for June 2021.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: ChrisC on 11/10/2021 04:08 pm
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The 10 Starlinks (blue) launched on the Transporter 1 mission appear to be on their way down to immolative retirement after less than a year in orbit.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1458214987873374213
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-1 Rideshare : 24 Jan 2021 (15:00 UTC)
Post by: eeergo on 01/25/2022 08:58 am
Cross-posting for reference, exactly a year after their launch. The booster (1058) has far outlived these payloads:

With the reentry of Starlink 2201 and 2202 today, all 10 Starlinks launched a year ago today on Transporter-1 have been removed from orbit. I infer they were used to test systems for the newer satellites and are no longer needed.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1485750271519113224