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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/
That one was delayed to June:

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1341749138069872640?s=20

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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.

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?
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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!

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GHGSat is the seventh payload on the Nanoracks port:


https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1352675511793840129
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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!

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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
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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:

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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.

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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?

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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?
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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).
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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
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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
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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?
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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?

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What about Hugo-GHGSat? Where do we think that is? Based on recent GHG statements it seems to be on the launch
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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.
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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.
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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.

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