Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 30 June 2021 (19:31 UTC)  (Read 276830 times)

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FCC filing for Astro Digital Demo8 (Tenzing, 35kg) and Demo9 (Shasta, 22kg) (on Spaceflight Sherpas)
SAT-MOD-20210319-00036

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This one may be on Transporter 2?  A launch the first week of July is mentioned, which is well within the Transporter 2 launch window.

[NanoAvionics Press Release] International consortium adds hyperspectral imaging and communication payloads to NanoAvionics’ rideshare mission named D-2/AtlaCom-1
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NanoAvionics, a leading nanosatellite bus manufacturer and mission integrator, has revealed the remaining three payloads of its ‘D-2/AtlaCom-1’ rideshare mission hosted on board its M6P 6U nanosatellite bus. The additional payloads, a camera for hyperspectral remote sensing, a new high-gain X-band antenna and an upgraded X-Band downlink transmitter, are all part of an international collaboration by an international consortium and its partners called “HyperActive”.

https://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/lanzara-space-x-mision-satelital-internacional-d2-atlacom-1
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[Google Translate] The Nanosatellite "D2 / AtlaCom-1" will be launched by Space X from the NASA facilities in Cape Canaveral, with which it is programmed by the company in charge of Elon Musk, that this international satellite mission will be in space the first week of July of this 2021.
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This one may be on Transporter 2?  A launch the first week of July is mentioned, which is well within the Transporter 2 launch window.

[NanoAvionics Press Release] International consortium adds hyperspectral imaging and communication payloads to NanoAvionics’ rideshare mission named D-2/AtlaCom-1
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NanoAvionics, a leading nanosatellite bus manufacturer and mission integrator, has revealed the remaining three payloads of its ‘D-2/AtlaCom-1’ rideshare mission hosted on board its M6P 6U nanosatellite bus. The additional payloads, a camera for hyperspectral remote sensing, a new high-gain X-band antenna and an upgraded X-Band downlink transmitter, are all part of an international collaboration by an international consortium and its partners called “HyperActive”.

https://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/lanzara-space-x-mision-satelital-internacional-d2-atlacom-1
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[Google Translate] The Nanosatellite "D2 / AtlaCom-1" will be launched by Space X from the NASA facilities in Cape Canaveral, with which it is programmed by the company in charge of Elon Musk, that this international satellite mission will be in space the first week of July of this 2021.

Transporter 2 is said to be from Vandenberg, not Cape Canaveral.

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TUBIN is to launch in June on Falcon 9, probably on Transporter-2:

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TUBIN
Erdbeobachtung im ther­ma­len In­fra­rot (Bild)  - earth observation in thermal infrared (optical)
23 kg
Falcon 9
06/2021
in Vorbereitung  - in prepration
https://www.raumfahrttechnik.tu-berlin.de/tubsat/

This is the first time that TU Berlin launches as satellite from the U.S., likely through Exolaunch.
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Momentus adjusted their payload list for Vigoride-2.
       --Dodona (3U, Lockheed Martin, US, no prop, 550km)
       --Revela (1U, ARCA Dynamics, Italy, no prop, 550km)
       --Bhaarathiya-Sat (SpaceKidz India, India, no prop)
       ++SPARTAN (6U, EnduroSat, Bulgaria, )
       ++Stork-1,-2,-3 (3x 3U, SatRevolution, Poland)
       ++Steamsat-2 (3U, SteamJet, Poland)
       ++Iris-A (2U, Odysseus, Taiwan)
       ++TROPICS Pathfinder (3U, NASA)
       ++Kepler-16,-17 (2x 6U, Kepler, Canada)

All Vigoride-2 payloads except Kepler should be released in the insertion orbit.  Kepler may be released at up to 550km.  All Vigoride-1 payloads will be released in the insertion orbit.

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For those not familiar with programming languages, "--" means the payload is removed and "++" means the payload is added.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

SFN is reporting a delay to July.

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SpaceX’s second dedicated small satellite rideshare mission, known as Transporter-2, was previously slated to launch in June from Vandenberg. Officials with payloads on that mission have said in recent weeks that SpaceX moved Transporter-2 launch to Cape Canaveral.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/04/06/spacex-to-ramp-up-vandenberg-launch-cadence-with-starlink-missions/

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Astro Digital US, Inc. (“Astro Digital”) requests special temporary authority (“STA”) for 180 days to communicate with the Sherpa-LTE1 spacecraft (SAT-STA-20210205-00017), which is owned and controlled by Spaceflight Inc. (“Spaceflight”), commencing on the deployment of the spacecraft, which is presently scheduled to occur between June 24, 2021 and July 31, 2021

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Next SpaceFlight is confirming NET July.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2404

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0295-EX-CN-2021
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Introduction. Pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 5.54(a)(1), EchoStar Global Australia Pty Ltd
(“EchoStar Global”), a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, requests a two-year
conventional experimental license to operate a gateway earth station in Germantown, MD, for
feeder link communications with its Australian-licensed non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”)
mobile satellite service (“MSS”) system (“EG System” or “System”). Grant of this application
will serve the public interest by facilitating testing and development of new MSS equipment and
technology that ultimately will be deployed to support mobile communications, public safety,
and other services worldwide.
 Background. With its parent company’s extensive experience in the satellite industry,

EchoStar Global is in the process of designing, constructing, and launching a new NGSO MSS
system to provide narrowband data services, including machine-to-machine and Internet of
things communications, throughout the globe. Pursuant to Australian authorization and
International Telecommunication Union (“ITU”) filings for the SIRION-1 network, the EG
System is licensed to provide MSS on S-band frequencies at 2000-2020 MHz (uplink) and 2180-
2200 MHz (downlink). The System will consist of a constellation of approximately 28 satellites
in low Earth orbit, including EG-1, which was successfully launched in August 2020, and EG-3,
scheduled for launch June 2021.
Additionally, EchoStar Global has acquired ownership of
Pathfinder II, launched in December 2018, for operations under the SIRION-1 ITU filings.

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[Space News] Exolaunch entering orbital debris market with eco-friendly space tugs
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Medvedeva said it is coordinating about 30 of the satellites slated for SpaceX’s next dedicated rideshare mission, Transporter-2, around June.

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TUBIN is to launch in June on Falcon 9, probably on Transporter-2:

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TUBIN
Erdbeobachtung im ther­ma­len In­fra­rot (Bild)  - earth observation in thermal infrared (optical)
23 kg
Falcon 9
06/2021
in Vorbereitung  - in prepration
https://www.raumfahrttechnik.tu-berlin.de/tubsat/

Surprise: Launch month of TUBIN - on the above linked website - today was changed to May 2021. TUBIN is intended to launch to ~ 550 km SSO (source), so it rather will not go on a Starlink launch in May. This leaves two explanations:

- May 2021 is an error, it launches on Transporter-2

- There will be an SSO Falcon 9 launch in May. German TUBIN would nicely fit to German SARah ....
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Well, the Starlink launches to 53° inclination are about to end (for a time being).
It is likely after that they are going to launch Starlinks to polar orbit.
Late May seems doable for the first polar launch of Starlinks.

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Until the Starlink modification request is dealt with, we don't really know when/where the next set of Starlinks will be going.  Spaceflight was listing 70 degree flights later in the year.  There will still be 53.(2/8) degree flights, as well as the polar shells.  It would be odd for a polar launch from the Cape to be happening in May and not hear anything about it yet.  I don't think SpaceX is going to do a launch from Vandenberg in May.  Also, didn't Gwynne say July for polar Starlinks?

I wouldn't assume anything about the TUBIN launch until there is more information.  Could be a typo, could be when they send it off to the rideshare integrator.

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Updated VR-2 list.

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Updated VR-2 list.
So looks like a number of the FOSSA brokered PocketQubes have been removed.

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Updated VR-2 list.
So looks like a number of the FOSSA brokered PocketQubes have been removed.

Some should be flying on VR-1.

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"Currently, the propulsion system is on track for integration to Sherpa-LTE1.  However, should unforeseen issues prevent it from making the mission, Spaceflight would install a mass model to simulate the mass properties of the propulsion system."

PAINANI-2 and a Lemur swapped places.
The SOARS and NFB-4 hosted payloads on FX2 seem to have gone away.
The number of sats from Kleos dropped from 5 to 4
There are no longer any Hawkeye 360 sats on LTE-1
Tenzing is now on LTE-1

(this also specifies the launch site as CCAFS)
« Last Edit: 05/01/2021 02:47 am by gongora »

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