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Discussion thread for SpaceX's late May 2022 dedicated rideshare flight.

NSF Threads for SpaceX Transporter-5: Discussion
Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch targeting May 25, 2022 at 18:35 UTC (2:35 pm EDT), on Falcon 9 (booster 1061-8) from Cape Canaveral SFS SLC-40 to SSO. RTLS landing is expected. Fairing recovery is expected from the water.  LTDN 1300.



Payloads: (SpaceX gave a number of 59 payloads, including tugs and non-separating payloads)

Momentus
   Vigoride VR-3 (411.5kg launch mass, 120kg is water propellant)
      SELFIESAT (2U, OrbitNTNU, Finland)
      Two Fossa PocketQube deployers
         FOSSASAT-2E (7x 2P, FOSSA Systems, Spain)
         Veery FS-1 (1P, Care Weather Technologies, US)
   (two FOSSASAT-2E were deployed)

   Momentus payloads on another port
      BRONCOSAT-1 (1.5U, Bronco Space/Cal Poly, US)

Exolaunch (4 ports)
      Newsat 28-31 (x4, Satellogic)
      ICEYE (x5) (2 of the 5 ICEYE sats are for ICEYE US?)
      Shared Sat 3 (6U, EnduroSat)
      Planetum-1 (1U, Planetum, Czech)
      SPiN-1 (1U, Space Products and Innovation, Germany) (with Planetum-1)
      Foresail-1 (3U, Aalto U., Finland)
      LEMUR (6u, HANCOM inSpace/Spire)
      LEMUR (2x 3U, DASA/Spire)
      LEMUR (2x 3U, Spire)
      Spark 2 (12U, Omnispace)
      Connecta T1.1 (3U, Plan S)
      URDANETA  (16U, SATLANTIS, Spain, Urdaneta-Armsat-1)

Spaceflight Sherpa-AC1 (Sherpa is 176kg with hosted payloads, 203kg with all passengers included)
   (hosted payload) XONA Alpha (registered by Spaceflight on behalf of XONA, USA)
   (hosted payload) TROOP‐3 (NearSpace Launch, USA)

Spaceflight
   AMS (Agile Micro Sat) (6U-XL, MIT Lincoln Lab)
   CNCE (CubeSat Networked Communications Experiment) Block 2 (2x 3U, Missile Defense Agency) V4 & V5

D-Orbit ION SVC-006 Thrilling Thomas
   Guardian 1 (6U, Aistech)
   SBUDNIC (3U, Brown U./CNR-IIA)
   (hosted payload) Cryptosat
   (hosted payload) Gen-01 propulsion system from Genergo

Terran Orbital
   Cicero-2 1&2 (2x 6U-XXL, GeoOptics, one is Tyvak-0821)
   Centauri 5 (6U, Fleet, built by Tyvak)
   PTD-3/Tyvak-0125 (6U)
   CPOD A/B (2x 3U, Tyvak for NASA)

Nanoracks (non-separating) Mars Outpost Tech Demo (111kg)

GHGSat-C3,-C4,-C5 (3x 15kg)

Hawk 5A-5C (3x 29kg, Hawkeye 360)

Umbra 3

      VariSat-1C (6U)


Possible payloads?:
OrCa2 (12U, Georgia Tech)
KUbeSat (3U?, U. of Kansas) (NASA ELaNa payload)
cubesat, multi-payload (?U, Orbital Transport (Exo-Space payload))

Removed:
      VariSat-1 A/B (2x 6U)? (only C is listed)
SEOPS (Equalizer?)
GHOSt-01,-02 (2x 91.4kg, Orbital Sidekick, US)
Lynk
Umbra 3
Skycraft (300kg deployer with 9x Skycraft Block II smallsats)
Capella 9 (112kg)
   Vigoride VR-5 (326.7kg launch mass, 51kg is water propellant)
      ORESAT0.5 (1.5U, Portland State Aerospace Society, US)?
Alba Orbital Cluster 6
Geometric-1
STAR VIBE (6U, Scanway/German Orbital Systems, Poland/Germany)
      Stork-6, -7 (2x 3U, SatRevolution, Poland)
      Guardian-Alpha (3U, Orbital Astronautics, New Zealand)
      GOSSAMER-PICARD (1U, Lunasonde, UK)
      REVELA (3U, ARCA Dynamics, Italy)
      DISCO (1U, Aarhus University, Denmark)
   Hawk 5A‐C (3x 29kg microsatellite, Hawkeye 360, USA) (has propulsion)
   KSF3a‐KSF3d (4x 6U/6.8kg cubesat, Kleos Space, UK) (has propulsion)
         TRS13 (1P, Paul Kocyla/DL1UAC, Germany)



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
   L2 SpaceX Section
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-4 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #1 on: 02/13/2021 07:12 pm »
Crosspost:
[Space News] Satellogic signs multi-launch contract with SpaceX
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Satellogic plans to conduct its next four launches with SpaceX, starting in June. Additional launches will take place in December and in March and June of 2022. All will be rideshare missions going to sun-synchronous orbits, with at least four satellites on the June launch.
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“We are looking into deploying more mid-inclination satellites over the next 12–18 months, but we have not yet decided exactly when those launches are going to be.”
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2021 04:55 pm »
Another company, Geometric Energy, getting into the rideshare brokering business.  They say NET this flight, so we'll see if they actually make it.  Maverick Space will be doing the actual integration, and I assume using the Maverick dispensers.  I would guess Maverick and Geometric Energy are splitting space on the port.

https://www.geometricenergy.ca/  https://www.geometricspace.ca/
https://www.maverickspace.com



[PR Newswire] Geometric Energy to Launch Aboard Falcon 9 Rideshare Mission

CALGARY, AB, April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) proudly announces the launch of its CubeSat RideShare Program. The Program's inaugural mission, Geometric-1, will launch aboard a SpaceX rideshare mission no earlier than June 2022. Geometric-1 will launch a 12 x 6U CubeSat adapter plate into low Earth orbit, offering affordable 6U CubeSats aimed especially at startups and smaller budget projects.

Born from humble beginnings near Alberta's Rocky Mountains, GEC is dedicated to helping diverse clients launch into space. According to the company's CEO, Samuel Reid, the original motivation for the Rideshare Program is "to lower the cost barrier for startups and smaller budget launches, especially those that help to fulfill our company's mandate of transforming civilization for the better." Accordingly, in addition to more commercially oriented projects, some of the mission's CubeSats are intended for geoponics research that advances sustainable agriculture. Mr. Reid stresses that expanding access to space beyond governments and large corporations is the RideShare Program's "regulative, guiding ideal." But insists that such expansion requires "not only ensuring that space missions are financially accessible to even smaller budget projects, but also that we prioritize projects that aim to enhance humanity at large."

To achieve that ideal, along with its subsidiary company, Geometric Space Corporation, GEC is proud to receive support from the integration partner Maverick Space. Maverick Space will ensure ESPA port access for the following companies that are set to partake in the mission: JRA Holdings, Red Rock Unlimited, POINTBLANK Company, as supported by GURACORP®, Alpha Cube Sat (ACS) supported by Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc. (XISP-Inc.)., and Marcantonio Global LLC as supported by the Defense Technology Innovation Program.

In closing, Mr. Reid maintains that Geometric-1 will be the first of many missions within its burgeoning RideShare Program, and encourages interested parties to contact his team directly at the addresses below.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #3 on: 05/19/2021 02:14 am »
https://mainenginecutoff.com/podcast/189

It sounds like DARPA is aiming for this mission for the first Blackjack launch, depending on whether their satellites are ready.  (The comments on the launch are at the very end of the podcast.)
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #4 on: 05/31/2021 11:57 am »
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6751

Next Spaceflight is nominally listing this as a VSFB launch.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-5 : June 2022
« Reply #5 on: 06/15/2021 11:20 pm »
http://www.albaorbital.com/launch
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Launch: June 2022
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Orbit: 500-600 km, SSO
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6804

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Mission Details
Transporter 5
Transporter 5 is a dedicated rideshare mission by SpaceX. SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program provides small satellite operators with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to SSO for ESPA class payloads for as low as $1 million per mission, which includes up to 200 kg of payload mass.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB, California, USA

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #7 on: 08/11/2021 05:43 am »
"Skykraft has agreed a deal to launch its new 300-kilogram satellite on SpaceX’s upcoming Transporter-5 mission."

https://www.spaceconnectonline.com.au/launch/5014-skykraft-picks-spacex-s-transporter-5-for-satellite-launch
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #8 on: 08/11/2021 02:55 pm »
"Skykraft has agreed a deal to launch its new 300-kilogram satellite on SpaceX’s upcoming Transporter-5 mission."

https://www.spaceconnectonline.com.au/launch/5014-skykraft-picks-spacex-s-transporter-5-for-satellite-launch

Not really a 300 kg satellite, more a 300 kg carrier which will deploy many Skykraft satellites.

Source : https://industry-update.com/skykraft-launches-space-based-air-traffic-management-constellation/110987/

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The 300 kg satellite is the carrier of several early stage Skycraft air traffic management satellites that form the global constellation of 210 satellites.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #9 on: 08/11/2021 09:06 pm »
Skykraft to begin launch of Space-based Air Traffic Management Constellation with SpaceX

Skykraft will launch a 300kg satellite on SpaceX's upcoming Transporter-5 mission according to a recently signed launch contract. The 300kg satellite is a carrier for multiple early-phase Skykraft Air Traffic Management satellites that will form a global constellation of 210 satellites.

Skykraft is building a Space-based Air Traffic Management constellation to improve the safety and efficiency of global air travel.

Skykraft is also offering the opportunity for small hosted payloads to ride along on this and following launches to help advance for scientific, technology development and education endeavours.

Executive Chair of Skykraft, AVM (retd) Mark Skidmore said "Skykraft is very pleased to ride with SpaceX, the most reliable and effective launch provider in the world, to deploy our Air Traffic Management constellation. We also congratulate the SpaceX team on their transformative approach to small satellite launch and the rapid cadence of their rideshare opportunities."

About Skykraft
Skykraft is an Australian space services company that specialises in the conceptualisation, design, manufacture and operations of SmallSat constellations for the delivery of global services. Skykraft's foundation constellation, which grows from this launch, is for spacebased Air Traffic Management services with operations commencing in 2023.

Skykraft is the anchor tenant in the innovation precinct of the UNSW Canberra City Campus, a vibrant precinct taking root on the eastern edge of the Canberra CBD, bringing together innovative space, cyber and security companies as a catalyst to contribute to the university town culture and highly educated workforce of Canberra.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #10 on: 08/12/2021 10:37 pm »
Momentus Announces 2022 Launch Services Agreement With Danish Students CubeSat Program

August 05, 2021 07:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial company that plans to offer transportation and in-space infrastructure services, today announced a launch services agreement with the Danish Students CubeSat Program (DISCO).

The launch services agreement was formally signed earlier this year and is focused on a mid-2022 launch and delivery of a 1U CubeSat to its low-Earth orbit destination aboard a Momentus Vigoride service vehicle.

"Allowing students to conduct science in orbit challenges, energizes and encourages a new generation of STEM advocates," said Momentus Chief Revenue Officer Dawn Harms. "We're looking forward to helping the DISCO team achieve its mission objectives."

The DISCO satellite will host a series of student experiments from across a consortium of four Danish universities and serve as a communication station for radio amateurs around the world. One of the DISCO team's goals is to learn to use S-band frequencies for communications with the 1U satellite. This could allow subsequent DISCO satellites to send much more significant amounts of data down to Earth.

"DISCO-1 will be the first in a series of hopefully many CubeSats that we will launch in the DISCO program," said Associate Professor at Aarhus University and leader of the DISCO project Christoffer Karoff. "We are extremely happy for the collaboration with Momentus. They have been very helpful in guiding us through the complicated process of launching a satellite."

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #11 on: 09/10/2021 02:16 pm »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #12 on: 09/22/2021 09:37 pm »
Likely on this flight? mid-2022 on F9 brokered by Spaceflight.

https://spacenews.com/xona-space-systems-fully-funds-gps-alternative-demo-mission/

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #13 on: 09/23/2021 11:52 pm »
Exo-Space's Vision-1/FeatherEdge cubesat may be on this flight:

Exo-Space pivots to meet demand for on-orbit processing

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Exo-Space’s first FeatherEdge, which fills half of a single cubesat, is scheduled to make it’s on-orbit debut in June 2022 on a rideshare flight organized by Chicago-based Orbital Transports, a space logistics and orbital infrastructure company.

Exo-Space to Fly Vision-1 Image Processor on Get Spaceborne™ Mission

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Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 2021 – Exo-Space announced an agreement with Orbital Transports to demonstrate their Vision-1 image analysis data processing unit on a Get Spaceborne™ rideshare mission in low Earth orbit (LEO). The Vision-1 image processor executes novel machine vision algorithms to detect and classify objects and structures within the field of view of on-board imaging systems. Rather than sending large sets of raw data down to ground stations, the Vision-1 processes images directly from an onboard camera and sends down only the relevant information, reducing downlink costs and improving response times to observable events.

“By flying with Orbital Transports, Exo-Space will obtain valuable flight experience and accelerate the development of our products,” said Jeremy Allam, CEO of Exo-Space. “It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate our machine vision hardware in LEO and acquire flight heritage in the space environment.” The Vision-1 is a compact Data Processing Unit for artificial intelligence applications on-orbit. Its small size (0.5U) makes it compatible with most CubeSat platforms.

Not sure if Vision-1 and FeatherEdge are two names for the same payload or separate payloads in the same cubesat.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #14 on: 10/01/2021 11:21 am »
Looks like SEOPS Equalizer is now on this flight instead of Transporter-3.

But it's confusing, because the company website still shows a Q4 2021 launch with available slots. I suspect it hasn't been updated.

Another weird thing is the mention of SEOPS RIFLE launching in December 2022, even though SpaceX is planning a launch in October 2022, not December (as far as we know).

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Our June & December SSO launches with the SpaceX #Rideshare program are filling up fast! We have room on our #EQUALIZER & #RIFLE deployers for these two ’22 missionsRocket

https://twitter.com/SEOPSLLC/status/1426240439196209154
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #15 on: 10/01/2021 03:13 pm »
The SEOPS Equalizer did slip to this flight.  That happened a while ago.  Apparently the dates just haven't been publicly updated for the December flight (I'm assuming that December flight did move, but SpaceX, so who really knows).
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #16 on: 10/04/2021 12:45 pm »
Lunasonde’s Gossamer satellite constellation may launch on this mission, though it doesn't narrow down which dates.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA / Berlin, Germany - September 23, 2021 – Lunasonde, a startup that focuses on subsurface imaging from space, and Exolaunch, a global leader in rideshare launch, deployment and integration services for small satellites, announce the launch agreements to fly a portion of the Gossamer satellite constellation to a sun-synchronous orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Transporter missions in 2022.

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The Lunasonde Gossamer satellites will fly on the rideshare missions that Exolaunch is manifesting on Falcon 9 throughout 2022 enabled by a Multi-Launch Agreement with SpaceX. The satellites will be safely delivered into orbit via Exolaunch’s comprehensive mission management and proprietary deployment technologies.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #17 on: 10/19/2021 09:21 pm »
Kleos commits to build and launch fourth satellite cluster

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Kleos Space S.A, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has signed new contracts with satellite builder Innovative Solutions in Space B.V. (ISISPACE) and global launch services provider Spaceflight Inc to build and manage the launch its fourth satellite cluster of four satellites, the Observer Mission (KSF3) mid-2022.

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Contract placed with launch services provider Spaceflight to launch Kleos’ fourth satellite cluster mid-2022 on a SpaceX rideshare launch.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #18 on: 11/05/2021 12:18 am »
Maybe on this flight:

https://www.romsenter.no/Aktuelt/Siste-nytt/Romstudenter-bygger-egne-satellitter-og-raketter
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SelfieSat [2U] is being built by the student organization Orbit NTNU and will be launched in the summer of 2022 by SpaceX.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SpaceX Transporter-5 Rideshare : June 2022
« Reply #19 on: 11/05/2021 05:43 am »
Maybe on this flight:

https://www.romsenter.no/Aktuelt/Siste-nytt/Romstudenter-bygger-egne-satellitter-og-raketter
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SelfieSat [2U] is being built by the student organization Orbit NTNU and will be launched in the summer of 2022 by SpaceX.

Previously manifested on Transporter-4 in March 2022:

https://momentus.space/announcing-our-latest-service-contract-for-orbit-ntnu/

Therefore, SelfieSat has almost certainly been moved to Transporter-5 in June.

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