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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 37 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #20 on: 05/26/2014 08:44 PM »
I was told "38 satellites" by ISIS this morning at the Small Satellite Systems & Services symposium, here in Mallorca.

Is there one missing in your list?

Likely, but i have not yet found the missing one.

A possibility could be SERPENS, a 3U cubesat, which has been originally manifested on Unisat-6, but later moved to an ISS deployment after delivery with Dragon CRS-5. It has been mentioned to be back on then Dnepr launch in May, but i could not find any confirmation.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #21 on: 05/28/2014 07:25 AM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

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SkySat 3
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The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 37 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #22 on: 05/28/2014 08:21 AM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

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SkySat 3
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The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

No, SkySat-2 goes indeed to Baikonur to be launched on a Souyz-Fregat rocket.

The Dnepr launch from Yasny/Dombarovsky discussed here carries SkySat-3
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #24 on: 05/28/2014 01:21 PM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

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SkySat 3
...

The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

No, SkySat-2 goes indeed to Baikonur to be launched on a Souyz-Fregat rocket.

The Dnepr launch from Yasny/Dombarovsky discussed here carries SkySat-3

There should not be 3rd Skybox satellite. SNC only manufactured 2 and then Skybox Company awarded the production of the rest to SS Loral.

There should be only 2 Skybox satellite, so far.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #25 on: 05/28/2014 01:42 PM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

...
SkySat 3
...

The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

No, SkySat-2 goes indeed to Baikonur to be launched on a Souyz-Fregat rocket.

The Dnepr launch from Yasny/Dombarovsky discussed here carries SkySat-3

There should not be 3rd Skybox satellite. SNC only manufactured 2 and then Skybox Company awarded the production of the rest to SS Loral.

There should be only 2 Skybox satellite, so far.

You are right: SkySat-3 will apparently be launched early in 2015. So we have no SkySat on this launch.

This leaves 2 unknown payloads out of 38

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #26 on: 05/28/2014 02:53 PM »
ISIS presentation right now at the Small Satellite Systems & Services cubesat workshop says 36 satellites on this launch, so I guess you're good!
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #27 on: 05/28/2014 08:09 PM »
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You are right: SkySat-3 will apparently be launched early in 2015. So we have no SkySat on this launch.

This leaves 2 unknown payloads out of 38

Actually, the next batch of 6 Skysat's will be launched by Minotaur-C (whatever it is) in 2015. So, I have never heard any notation named Skysat-3.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #28 on: 05/28/2014 08:27 PM »
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You are right: SkySat-3 will apparently be launched early in 2015. So we have no SkySat on this launch.

This leaves 2 unknown payloads out of 38

Actually, the next batch of 6 Skysat's will be launched by Minotaur-C (whatever it is) in 2015. So, I have never heard any notation named Skysat-3.

SkySat-3 will be launched as a single precursor of the SSL built satellites (see http://www.spaceimagingme.com/newsroom/35-2014/182-space-imaging-middle-east-assigned-operations-for-a-skybox-imaging-skynode-in-abu-dhabi )

Minotaur-C is just a new name of the Taurus rocket. The 6 satellite SkySat cluster will be launched on a Minotaur-C-3210 (formerly known as Taurus-3210).

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #29 on: 05/29/2014 09:16 AM »
So is it SS Loral again who built Skysat-3?

They have just signed the agreement with Skybox in February. It is close to impossible that SS Loral can design and manufacture such satellite in 1 year, while they have no heritage on that kind of platform. And I assume it should not be easy to transfer of IP rights from SNC and Skybox to SS Loral due to commecial confidentiality.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #30 on: 05/29/2014 11:47 AM »
ISIS presentation right now at the Small Satellite Systems & Services cubesat workshop says 36 satellites on this launch, so I guess you're good!

Err, no... Not yet.

In fact, i had forgotten about DTUSat-2, which is also on board. So my count is back at 37.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #31 on: 06/10/2014 10:46 AM »
UNISAT-6 is ready for launch


The Gauss team is now in the Yasny Launch Base, property of ISC Kosmotras, for the integration of the satellite Unisat-6. The integration works started on the 2nd of June and the satellite was successfully installed on the Dnepr-1 launcher platform on the 5th of June.

Unisat-6 hosts 4 cubesats that will be deployed one day after launch:

Tigrisat: A 3U cubesat satellite build by the Sapienza University of Rome with the support of Iraqi students during a 18 months high level course at the Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale.
Lemur 1: A 3U cubesat satellite built by NanoSatisfi Inc.
ANTELSAT: build by the Uruguayan Facultad de Ingeniaría de la Universidad de la República, ANTEL and the State Faculty of Engineering. It is the first Uruguayan satellite.
AeroCube6: It is a 1U cubesat developed and operated by Aerospace Corporation.

The launch will take place on the 19th of June at 21:11:11 CET (19:11:11 UTC) from the Yasny launch base.

http://www.gaussteam.com/unisat-6-is-ready-for-launch/
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #32 on: 06/10/2014 10:52 AM »
The TabletSat-Aurora satellite has been delivered to the Yasny Launch Base.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #33 on: 06/11/2014 03:17 AM »
Interesting. The above picture shows 4 black boxes at the right which look like they may be 12U cube deployers for a total of 48U capacity. Our current list
of the manifest has 55U worth of cubesats, so there should be another 7U worth of deployer somewhere - this is not counting the 2 x 6U Perseus-M sats.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #34 on: 06/11/2014 05:30 AM »
Interesting. The above picture shows 4 black boxes at the right which look like they may be 12U cube deployers for a total of 48U capacity. Our current list
of the manifest has 55U worth of cubesats, so there should be another 7U worth of deployer somewhere - this is not counting the 2 x 6U Perseus-M sats.
Just speculating...

Tigrisat, Lemur, ANTELSAT and Aerocube-3 (total of 9U) are carried inside of Unisat-6

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #35 on: 06/12/2014 09:59 AM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #36 on: 06/12/2014 12:07 PM »
Deimos-2 is ready as well;
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #37 on: 06/12/2014 12:16 PM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

So there are 2U unasigned in the quadpacks. But i have not found any hints, that there are 1 or 2 more cubesats on this launch.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #38 on: 06/12/2014 06:05 PM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

So there are 2U unasigned in the quadpacks. But i have not found any hints, that there are 1 or 2 more cubesats on this launch.
my understanding is that the spare capacity is from previous BRITE Sat which due to delays in Dnepr was flown from China instead. the other slot I don't have any info on who was originally assigned, but was told that it was flown on a US launcher, most probably on SpaceX flight.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #39 on: 06/13/2014 01:12 AM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

So there are 2U unasigned in the quadpacks. But i have not found any hints, that there are 1 or 2 more cubesats on this launch.
my understanding is that the spare capacity is from previous BRITE Sat which due to delays in Dnepr was flown from China instead. the other slot I don't have any info on who was originally assigned, but was told that it was flown on a US launcher, most probably on SpaceX flight.


Nice discussion. So that makes sense, and it would be far from the first time that mass dummies have replaced unavailable cubes.
Minus 10 points to me for stupidly forgetting to account for the Unisat cubes.
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