We took an important step for Plan-S today. In 2022, we signed an agreement to send 3 test satellites into orbit. The first one will be sent in Q3 and 2 units will be sent with SpaceX Falcon 9 in Q4.
Possibly Transporter-5 and Transporter-6 (as a rideshare missions isn't currently planned for Q3 2022).
Quote from: StraumliBlight on 11/06/2021 11:18 amPossibly Transporter-5 and Transporter-6 (as a rideshare missions isn't currently planned for Q3 2022).That doesn't actually say the Q3 flight is with SpaceX
Subsequent to the close of the quarter, we signed a Launch Services Agreement that reserves space for Vigoride on SpaceX’s Transporter-5 mission, which is targeted for June of 2022. While securing space on the manifest is an important step, our plan to launch in June remains subject to the receipt of licenses and other government approvals, and successful completion of our current efforts to get the system ready for flight.
Still some uncertainty remaining if Vigoride will be onboard:
Quote from: StraumliBlight on 11/09/2021 11:53 pmStill some uncertainty remaining if Vigoride will be onboard:It sounded to me when I was reading that like they're skipping to Vigoride 3, but not 100% sure.
The company is currently building the Vigoride 3 tug that will launch on that mission. Rood said the vehicle is undergoing “some rework” after system-level tests in advance of thermal vacuum testing. “We expect Vigoride 3 to be fully qualified in the first half of the year, before our planned inaugural launch,” he said.That mission will largely be a demonstration of the vehicle, although he said it will also carry some customer payloads and generate a “small amount” of revenue. “However, the primary goals of the mission are to test Vigoride on orbit, learn from any issues that we encounter, and take important steps towards establishing the viability of our initial market offering.”He indicated that two earlier Vigoride vehicles built and tested by Momentus will remain on the ground. “We’ve learned a significant amount from production of these initial vehicles that we plan to retain in storage and potentially use for testing as we apply the lessons learned to future Vigoride vehicles that we plan to fly.
[AuManufacturing] SKYKRAFT ANNOUNCES SECOND 2022 MISSION ABOARD SPACEX ROCKETQuoteUNSW Canberra-based air traffic management startup Skykraft has announced the planned upcoming launch of a second tranche of its satellites aboard a SpaceX rocket, scheduled for October 2022....The June mission will feature a 300-kilogram craft, carrying an unspecified number of its own small satellites, plus planned payloads for Australian National University (ANU), CSIRO, Valiant, University of Melbourne, and Swinburne University.
UNSW Canberra-based air traffic management startup Skykraft has announced the planned upcoming launch of a second tranche of its satellites aboard a SpaceX rocket, scheduled for October 2022....The June mission will feature a 300-kilogram craft, carrying an unspecified number of its own small satellites, plus planned payloads for Australian National University (ANU), CSIRO, Valiant, University of Melbourne, and Swinburne University.
GHGSat, a Canadian company planning a constellation of satellites to monitor greenhouse gas emissions, announced Dec. 8 it will launch its next three satellites on a Falcon 9 in mid-2022.The company said the three nanosatellites, GHGSat-C3, -C4 and -C5, will go on SpaceX’s Transporter-5 rideshare mission scheduled for the summer of 2022. The company did not disclose the terms of the contract.
The capital will be used to design, build and launch the Block II validation satellites (nine smallsats scheduled to launch in June of 2022 via SpaceX).
Scanway and German Orbital Systems are working on a joint space mission. In 2022, they want to send a satellite with a telescope and an innovative diagnostic system into orbit.Scanway is preparing a payload that will fly into space: a high-resolution telescope and a self-diagnostic system for the satellite that works during the flight. Both devices will be placed on the Cubesat 6U satellite, which will be prepared by German Orbital Systems.If all goes to plan, the satellite will be launched into orbit in June / July 2022 aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.The mission called STAR VIBE will allow to check how space conditions - i.e. UV radiation, vacuum, temperature changes and microgravity - affect electronics, collecting data from optical sensors, their processing and saving.
AST SpaceMobile was set to launch with SpaceX between March 1, 2022 and April 30, 2022, and has now submitted a rebooking notice for a revised launch window targeting summer 2022. The final launch timing is dependent on SpaceX.The company cited needing additional time for assembly, testing, and final launch preparation as the reason for the delay.
Maybe on this flight:https://www.romsenter.no/Aktuelt/Siste-nytt/Romstudenter-bygger-egne-satellitter-og-raketterQuoteSelfieSat [2U] is being built by the student organization Orbit NTNU and will be launched in the summer of 2022 by SpaceX.
SelfieSat [2U] is being built by the student organization Orbit NTNU and will be launched in the summer of 2022 by SpaceX.