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L-1 launch weather forecast now 60% GO (as previously predicted when tomorrow was backup day)
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Astrocast has 5 cubesats on the launch:


https://twitter.com/strocast/status/1352316292804472834
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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.
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SpaceX has updated their launches website.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/

The part about the payload:
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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:
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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
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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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)
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GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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And here is the deploy sequence timeline:
"The Starship has landed"

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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.

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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?

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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/
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"The Starship has landed"

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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)

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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

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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/
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GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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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.
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... (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.

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... (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.

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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/

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