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Discussion thread for SpaceX's November 2022 dedicated rideshare flight.

NSF Threads for SpaceX Transporter-6 : Discussion
Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch targeting November 2022 on Falcon 9 (booster 10xx.x) to SSO. Fairing recovery is expected from the water.



Payloads:

Launcher Orbiter SN1 ()
   (Skyline Celestial)
   (Innova Space)
   (NPC Spacemind)
   BroncoSat-1? (1.5U, Bronco Space/Cal Poly Pomona)
   (Stanford Student Space Initiative)
   (undisclosed sat)
   (hosted payload) (CesiumAstro NG1)
   (hosted payload) (Beyond Burials)
   (hosted payload) (TRL11)
   (hosted payload) (undisclosed)

Spaceflight
      Cornicen (40kg, Hedron)

ISILaunch
   KSF 3A-3D (4x 6U, Kleos)

Momentus VR-5 (wet mass with payloads 363kg)
   SSPD-1 (hosted payload ~50 kg, Caltech, USA)
   Guardian-Alpha (3U, OrbAstro, United Kingdom)
   STORK 7 (3U, SatRevolution Poland)
   OreSat0.5 (2U, Portland State, USA)
   ZEUS-1 (3UXL, Qosmosys/Orient G, Singapore)
   OrbAstro-6U OrbAstro United Kingdom 6U ~12 kg
   Gossamer Vendelinus Lunasonde Germany 3U ~6 kg
   STORK 8 SatRevolution Poland 3U ~6 kg
   NUTSAT-3 Gran Systems Taiwan 2U ~4 kg
   VIREO C3S Hungary 3U ~6 kg

Skycraft (300kg deployer with 5x Skycraft Block II smallsats)

MethaneSat (350kg)

Tomorrow-R1, -R2 (2x 75kg, Tomorrow.io, Astro Digital bus)

GHOSt (2-4x 91kg)

Blackjack (4x smallsat)?
Gama Alpha (6U, Nanoavionics bus)
Alba Orbital Cluster 6
   URESAT-1
TAIFA-1 (3U, SayariLabs [Kenya], Endurosat)
PredaSAR
Geometric-1 (12x 6U)
Star Vibe (6U, Scanway)
YAM-5 (87kg)

Possible Payloads:
PACE-2 (6U, NASA Ames)
Pony Express 2 (2x 12U, built by Tyvak)



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 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2021 05:01 pm »
https://launcherspace.com/orbiter

Launcher Unveils Orbiter - Its Universal Orbital Transfer Vehicle and Satellite Platform

Hawthorne, California. June 15 2021 – Today, Launcher announced Orbiter, its universal orbital transfer vehicle and satellite platform designed to be compatible with both Launcher Light and SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare flights. Orbiter is interoperable with either launch vehicle via a common 24-inch ESPA Grande adapter ring and is contracted to make its inaugural flight to sun-synchronous orbit via SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission in October 2022.

Orbiter can carry up to 150 kg of customer satellite payload in a modular stack of CubeSat deployers. It can also be configured to accommodate small satellite payloads directly on an integration surface compatible with small satellite separation systems. Orbiter is equipped with Launcher’s signature combination of high-performance, low-cost, high-thrust chemical propulsion that allows customers to customize their payload orbit according to their mission needs.

With Orbiter, small satellite constellation developers can take advantage of the rapid cadence and unprecedented price point of the SpaceX rideshare program to build their constellation at optimum cost and timing. To complete their constellation with additional orbits and schedules, customers can purchase a launch service using Orbiter for a dedicated ride to orbit on Launcher Light, Launcher’s own small orbital launch vehicle, slated for its first flight in 2024.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #2 on: 10/15/2021 12:38 am »
1689-EX-ST-2021
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Tomorrow.io is developing two demonstration satellites, Tomorrow-R1 and Tomorrow-R2, to test a
radar payload on orbit, work through calibration and validation of the instrument, and provide
sample data for analysis. The two satellites are identical small ESPA-class satellites, approximately 75
kg in mass, and approximately 50 cm x 50 cm x 100 m in size. The payload is being developed by
Tomorrow.io, and the spacecraft bus is being developed by Astro Digital. The spacecraft will have full
functionally to cease emission upon command. The satellites are scheduled to launch in October 2022
on a SpaceX Transporter mission with an orbit of 550 km altitude sun synchronous orbit (LTDN 9:30).
The LTDN is not critical to the mission, nor is the initial altitude of 550 km, and thus these parameters
will be driven by the launch vehicle (rideshare) or in coordination.

The payload is a Ka-band (35.75 GHz) weather radar that will operate between 35.5 and 36.0 GHz in
a monostatic configuration. The radar uses volume backscatter to profile precipitation vertically
throughout the atmosphere and uses scatterometry to measure parameters of the ocean surface.
The radar is pulse-to-pulse reconfigurable on-orbit, and thus can utilize a variety of underlying
sampling techniques and waveforms. The sampling resolution of the radar is approximately 5 km x 5
km horizontally, and 250 m vertically. The radar utilizes a 1.2 m fixed parabolic cassegrain antenna.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #3 on: 12/02/2021 10:59 pm »
[AuManufacturing] SKYKRAFT ANNOUNCES SECOND 2022 MISSION ABOARD SPACEX ROCKET
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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.
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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.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #4 on: 02/01/2022 12:01 am »
0024-EX-CN-2022

Hedron Cornicen, 40kg, integrated by Spaceflight.

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By this application, Hedron Space Inc. (“Hedron”) (formerly Analytical Space, Inc.) seeks Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) authorization to conduct a demonstration satellite mission in support of the company’s long-term goal of building an in-orbit data relay satellite network that will enable near real-time knowledge of the Earth’s surface for Earth imaging systems by increasing average data offload rates and providing a continuous low-latency link for other satellite operators.1 The Cornicen mission is Hedron’s third satellite demonstration mission2 and is partially funded by the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Space and Missile Systems Center under contract number FA8808-20-C-0016 P00003.

The Cornicen mission will demonstrate a new type of satellite service. Through formation flying, Cornicen will serve as an in-orbit communications relay for a partner Maxar Legion satellite (“Maxar Satellite”).3 Cornicen will also demonstrate experimental hardware and software developed by Hedron and the MITRE Corporation (“MITRE”), involving the Frequency-scaled Ultra-wide Spectrum Element (“FUSE”) payload and conduct tests of radiofrequency (“RF”) sensing capabilities of signals having no communications content (i.e., S-band radar) or for which MITRE is authorized to transmit. Hedron partners will each independently seek authority to transmit to Cornicen, as part of the experimental demonstrations.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #6 on: 03/09/2022 09:06 pm »
Given the timing and orbit, seems likely for this launch:
PACE-2 (NASA Ames, 6U)  0244-EX-CN-2022
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his request is for a companion license and is related to the NTIA spectrum authorization filing for
the PACE-2 mission. PACE-2 is a NASA Ames Research Center 6U spacecraft. It is the second
spacecraft in the PACE series and serves as a pathfinder for the subsequent PACE tech demos. The
objective of the PACE-2 mission is to demonstrate the functionality and performance of the
improved PACE-2 avionics, EPS, ADCS, Propulsion, and Comm systems, and test the SEEKER image
analysis payload. PACE-2 orbit is 525km circular, 97.5 deg Inclination (SSO).
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As described in the PACE-2 filing, the CubeSat will launch no earlier than October 2022 and is
expected to be in operation for not more than 8 months. NASA Ames will notify the FCC of the
dates of actual operation once those dates have been firmly established.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #7 on: 03/17/2022 12:38 am »
SAT-STA-20220310-00028

Momentus VR-5
   OrbAstro-6U OrbAstro United Kingdom 6U ~12 kg
   Gossamer Vendelinus Lunasonde Germany 3U ~6 kg
   STORK 7 SatRevolution Poland 3U ~6 kg
   STORK 8 SatRevolution Poland 3U ~6 kg
   NUTSAT-3 Gran Systems Taiwan 2U ~4 kg
   VIREO C3S Hungary 3U ~6 kg
   ZEUS-1 Qosmosys/Orient G Singapore 3UXL ~6 kg
   SSPD-1 (hosted payload) Caltech USA ~50 kg

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VR-5 has a planned launch on a Falcon 9 rideshare in October 2022. VR-5 will be
affixed directly to the Falcon 9 vehicle and deployed into a targeted sun-synchronous orbit with
approximately a ~97.5 degree inclination and an insertion orbit between 500 to 600 km circular
orbit.7 After separation from the launch vehicle, VR-5 will undergo commissioning and, upon
completion, will deploy payloads 2 to payload 7.

After those initial payload deployments, VR-5 will conduct orbital maneuvers to reach a
538 km circular sun-synchronous orbit with a ~97.5 degree inclination. VR-5 will then deploy
payload 8 (ZEUS-1) and subsequently commence hosted payload operations.

Afterwards, VR-5 will conduct further orbit maneuvers and inclination adjustments to a
targeted 538 km x 350 km elliptical orbit with a ~98 degree inclination.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #8 on: 03/18/2022 05:34 am »
AMSAT-EA partners with Alba Orbital for second SpaceX launch of 2022 [dated Feb. 15]

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Following the mission success of Alba Cluster 3 & 4 in the new year, Alba Orbital and AMSAT-EA (Spain) today announced a rideshare agreement to launch another PocketQube satellite (‘URESAT-1’) on-board Alba Cluster 6 in Q4 2022, a project managed by AMSAT-EA, a non-profit amateur radio association, on behalf of Union de Radioaficionados Españoles (URE), the Spanish Radio League Association. The mission is scheduled to fly via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle using Alba Orbital’s flight-proven AlbaPod to deploy the pico-satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

URESAT-1 – A chess playing ham radio satellite [dated Feb. 18]

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Intensive work is underway to make URESAT-1 available before the end of the year. If all goes according to plan, URESAT-1 will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in October.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter 6 Rideshare : October 2022
« Reply #9 on: 03/27/2022 03:03 am »
French startup raises funding to develop solar sails [dated Mar. 26]

Quote from: SpaceNews
A French startup has raised an initial round of funding to begin testing of solar sails it believes can sharply reduce the cost of deep space missions.

Paris-based Gama announced March 22 it raised 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in seed funding to start work on solar sails, including a demonstration mission it plans to launch in October. The funding came from the French public investment bank BPI, the French space agency CNES and several private investors.

The funding will allow the company to complete its first spacecraft, Gama Alpha, which is scheduled to launch in October on a SpaceX rideshare mission. The six-unit cubesat, using a bus provided by NanoAvionics, will test the deployment of a solar sail with an area of 73.3 square meters.

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Transporter-6 NET October 2022

SFN Launch Schedule update, March 25 (one of many):
Transporter-6 launch confirmed in October 2022, from CCSFS SLC-40, to SSO.
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Possible payload.  Launching in October, doesn't say whether it's with SpaceX or not.

Pony Express 2 (2x 12U)
0350-EX-CN-2022

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PredaSAR nears first launch of its radar imaging constellation [dated Apr. 26]

Quote from: SpaceNews
Radar imaging startup PredaSAR is preparing to deploy its first satellite on the SpaceX Transporter 6 rideshare, projected to launch in October.

The company is planning a constellation of 96 radar satellites “to be fully deployed by the end of 2026,” Michael Moran, senior vice president of defense and intelligence systems at Terran Orbital Corp., told SpaceNews.


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Possible payload

rumor is CE-SAT 1D and 1E are launching in October on a rideshare (no specific mention of launch provider, but...)

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Satellite operator Prométhée has contracted mission integrator NanoAvionics to build the first nanosatellite for the French company’s planned constellation of Earth observation nanosatellites and image analysis platform.  “ProtoMéthée-1” will be based on NanoAvionics’ flight-proven 16U nanosatellite bus M16P.

In addition to the satellite with onboard camera and propulsion, NanoAvionics will also provide Prométhée with full mission services – testing, integration, launch, licensing, and initial satellite operations. The “ProtoMéthée-1” is intended to be launched towards the end of 2023 in low Earth orbit (LEO).

https://nanoavionics.com/news/nanoavionics-builds-first-nanosatellite-for-promethees-earth-observation-constellation/

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Satellite operator Prométhée has contracted mission integrator NanoAvionics to build the first nanosatellite for the French company’s planned constellation of Earth observation nanosatellites and image analysis platform.  “ProtoMéthée-1” will be based on NanoAvionics’ flight-proven 16U nanosatellite bus M16P.

In addition to the satellite with onboard camera and propulsion, NanoAvionics will also provide Prométhée with full mission services – testing, integration, launch, licensing, and initial satellite operations. The “ProtoMéthée-1” is intended to be launched towards the end of 2023 in low Earth orbit (LEO).

https://nanoavionics.com/news/nanoavionics-builds-first-nanosatellite-for-promethees-earth-observation-constellation/

It says "The “ProtoMéthée-1” is intended to be launched towards the end of 2023 in low Earth orbit (LEO)", so can't be this launch which is to happen at the end of 2022.
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