Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-6 Rideshare : CCSFS SLC-40 : November 7, 2022  (Read 15517 times)

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0732-EX-CN-2022

The CesiumAstro hosted payload on Launcher's Orbiter deployer.  Ka-band phased array communications demo.

Gives the launch as early November, with LTDN 10:00am
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twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1552711244527943681?

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Launcher’s first spacecraft, Orbiter SN1, is readying for its ride to orbit later this year aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-6 mission.

The orbital transfer vehicle will include six deployed spacecraft and four hosted payloads.

Learn more → launcherspace.com/orbiter

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1552711245987446784

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(Photo: Me for @launcher, taken in Hawthorne, CA earlier this month)

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0811-EX-CN-2022  Geometric Energy Corporation
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: GEOMETRIC-1 is a train constellation rideshare mission, consisting of three ~10 kg 6U class satellites (GENMAT-1, NOCLIP-1, and MOXY-1) using a common spacecraft bus intended to reach a stable low altitude (~550 km) high inclination (~89 degrees) Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO) on the SpaceX Transport 6 Launch (NET Late October/November 2022) and operate for up to two years. A fourth satellite (ACS-1) has been deferred to the SpaceX Transporter 7 or later launch.
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GENMAT-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on correlated geodetic mineralogical data acquisition. GENMAT-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a hyperspectral imager.
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NOCLIP-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on sharing the Overview Effect sensory experience through Virtual Reality. NPOCLIP-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a wide field 4K resolution camera optimized for the sensory experience.
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MOXY-1 Technology Development, Demonstration, and Deployment mission focused on Distributed Ledger Technology & Imaging. MOXY-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with internal imaging sensors and screen to display and share/advertise digital tokens in space.

This company still seems a bit odd. It will be interesting to see if they get their paperwork done in time.

Maverick Space Systems is the mission integrator.

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0811-EX-CN-2022  Geometric Energy Corporation
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: GEOMETRIC-1 is a train constellation rideshare mission, consisting of three ~10 kg 6U class satellites (GENMAT-1, NOCLIP-1, and MOXY-1) using a common spacecraft bus intended to reach a stable low altitude (~550 km) high inclination (~89 degrees) Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO) on the SpaceX Transport 6 Launch (NET Late October/November 2022) and operate for up to two years. A fourth satellite (ACS-1) has been deferred to the SpaceX Transporter 7 or later launch.
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GENMAT-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on correlated geodetic mineralogical data acquisition. GENMAT-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a hyperspectral imager.
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NOCLIP-1 Technology Development, Demonstration and Deployment focused on sharing the Overview Effect sensory experience through Virtual Reality. NPOCLIP-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with a wide field 4K resolution camera optimized for the sensory experience.
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MOXY-1 Technology Development, Demonstration, and Deployment mission focused on Distributed Ledger Technology & Imaging. MOXY-1 is a 6U CubeSat equipped with internal imaging sensors and screen to display and share/advertise digital tokens in space.

This company still seems a bit odd. It will be interesting to see if they get their paperwork done in time.

Maverick Space Systems is the mission integrator.

"a bit odd"?
~89 degree inclination is not Sun Synchronous.
All SSO orbits have inclinations greater than 90 degrees.
For 550 km, SSO is ~97.6 degrees.
And what's with the "Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO)"?
Somebody is at best extremely careless and/or confused.
And a lot odd.
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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And what's with the "Sun Synchronous Orbit lunar Orbit (SSO)"?

They have also been working on a payload for one of the lunar flights, just a copy/paste typo there.

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Momentus Space LLC (“Momentus”) hereby amends its pending application and requests authority to include a UHF beacon on its Vigoride-5 (“VR-5”) spacecraft. The beacon transmissions will contain data from GPS receivers onboard the spacecraft and will be used to facilitate the acquisition of the satellite after deployment, thereby reducing the probability that Momentus will not be able to communicate with the spacecraft as a result of any anomalies.
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Momentus also updates its concept of operations to reflect the installation of a failsafe deployment timer, which has a battery backup for the Payload Management Unit.5 The timer system commences upon deployment and begins a countdown that will trigger the release of the single deployable payload6 onboard VR-5 after 7 days.7 In the event that the VR-5 bus experiences a failure and Momentus is unable to command the deployment of the customer payload, the timer system provides a failsafe deployment mechanism.

The only remaining payloads are ZEUS-1 and SSPD-1

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Investigation into the Vigoride anomalies on the Transporter-5 flight has completed:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220801005903/en/Momentus-First-Demonstration-Mission-Status-Update-4

Relevant part for this Transporter-6 mission:

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Momentus' plans for additional launches of the Vigoride vehicle later this year and in 2023 remain as stated in the Q1 earnings call on May 10, 2022, with agreements signed with SpaceX for launches on upcoming Transporter missions in 2022 and 2023, including Transporter-6 currently targeted for November 2022.

Momentus has identified the root cause of the anomalies experienced during the initial Vigoride demonstration mission. The Company convened an Independent Review Team of highly experienced space experts who reviewed the root cause findings of Momentus engineers and concurred with their findings. Momentus has made good progress in implementing corrective actions on the Vigoride-5 vehicle that the Company plans to fly on the SpaceX Transporter-6 mission.

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D-Orbit Announces Multi-Year Launch and Deployment Contract with Swiss Satellite Internet of things (IoT) network operator Astrocast

THE AGREEMENT COVERS THE LAUNCH AND DEPLOYMENT OF 20 SATELLITES, WHICH ARE PART OF ASTROCAST’S GROWING CONSTELLATION FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS, OVER A THREE-YEAR TIME SPAN.

Fino Mornasco, Italy, August 9, 2022: D-Orbit, a space logistics company, announced today the signing of a multiple launch and deployment contract with Astrocast, a leading Swiss IoT-focused nanosatellite company.

According to the agreement, D-Orbit will launch twenty of Astrocast’s satellites aboard ION Satellite Carrier, D-Orbit’s versatile and cost-effective orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) designed to precisely deploy satellites and perform technology demonstrations of third-party payloads in orbit. The satellites, which will join Astrocast’s constellation of satellites for the Internet of things (IoT), will be delivered to space over a period of three years, through multiple missions.

The first launch, scheduled no sooner than November 2022 aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9, will deploy a batch of four 3U satellites on a 500-600-kilometer Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

Two following batches of spacecraft, which include six 6U satellites and ten 6U satellites, will be released in 2023 and 2024 respectively.

Astrocast’s existing low latency nanosatellite IoT network offers customers bidirectional communication between their devices and the company’s global network. As they continue to scale, with these launches Astrocast is investing in their network to carry on providing organizations with a high-quality and reliable SatIoT experience. This investment prepares Astrocast for the future and builds further robustness, reliability and resilience into customers’ network.

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Orbiter SN1 —for scale (clean room and fod friendly next level version: 3D printed in copper alloy) (by @johnkrausphotos)

https://twitter.com/launcher/status/1557500451498561537

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RROCI on this flight

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