Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-7 Rideshare : VSFB SLC-4E : 15 April 2023 (06:48 UTC)  (Read 81090 times)

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https://www.launcherspace.com/orbiter


Per their website, looks like Launcher might not be flying orbiter on this one.

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https://news.satnews.com/2023/01/03/stanfords-sapling-sempervirens-smallsat-to-launch-on-the-spacex-transporter-6-mission/  [Jan 3]
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SSI’s next satellite is named for sequoiadendron giganteum, the giant sequoia, and will launch on the SpaceX Transporter 7 mission no earlier than April of 2023.
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https://www.albaorbital.com/mrc100-launch
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Alba Orbital, the PocketQube satellite pioneers, today announced it has signed another rideshare agreement with the Radio Club (MRC) of the Technical University of Budapest (BME), Hungary’s oldest radio club founded in 1924, to deploy a pico-satellite dedicated to monitoring ‘electrosmog pollution’ on-orbit in Q2 2023.

Named in honour of the university’s radio club (Műegyetemi Rádió Club) 100th annivesary in 2024, the MRC-100 satellite is manifested to fly on board Alba Orbital’s ‘Cluster 7’ PocketQube rideshare mission, launching via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 in Q2 2023. MRC-100 will be deployed in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) using Alba Orbital’s flight-proven AlbaPod deployer, which successfully achieved space heritage on Rocket Lab’s 2019 ‘Running out of fingers’ mission and more recently, SpaceX’s ‘Transporter-3’ launch in January 2022.

MRC-100 is a novel 3p PocketQube platform, and is the latest iteration of BME’s spectrum monitoring ‘SMOG’ pico-satellites, developed as part of an academic programme by BME students and lecturers. A continuation of the SMOG-P and SMOG-1 missions, MRC-100’s primary mission is dedicated to the measurement of electromagnetic pollution generated by human activity in space around the earth - this radiation is also known as ‘electrosmog’ from which the satellite’s namesake originated.

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https://twitter.com/EnduroSat/status/1617544227000356865
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Our upcoming missions Taifa-1 and Platform-3 have been flawlessly integrated at the EXOpod. Scheduled for launch April 2023. Congrats to our partners, customers, and team. Special thanks to @EXOLAUNCH #spaceiscloserthanyouthink

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[TechCrunch] Orbital Sidekick raises $10M to bring hyperspectral imaging to oil and gas pipeline monitoring
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...gears up to launch its first two commercial satellites in April, aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-7 rideshare mission. Orbital Sidekick is also planning to launch two satellites, which it calls Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite (GHOSt), each aboard Transporter-8 and Transporter-9.
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VR-6 payload changes. IRIS-C (3U, NCKU, Taiwan) replaces STORK-7 (3U, SatRevolution, Poland). OreSat removed. The filing.
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One of the Rideshare operators says April 1st is still the targeted day

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https://spacenews.com/asteroid-mining-startup-astroforge-to-launch-first-missions-this-year-2/

From the article.

"The 6U cubesat, called Brokkr-1, was built by U.K. company OrbAstro and is scheduled to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-7 rideshare mission."
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://www.launcherspace.com/updates/orbiter-sn1-mission-update  [Feb 16]

We are incredibly grateful that our current partners and customers are continuing to join us on our next flight. With higher confidence from these hard-learned lessons and improvements, we will be back in space this year with Orbiter SN3 in June 2023 (SpaceX Transporter-8) and again in October 2023 (SpaceX Transporter-9).

Orbiter is not flying on this one.
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Momentus Space LLC (“Momentus”), through its counsel, submits this letter supplementing its February
3, 2023 letter to the International Bureau (“Bureau”) regarding the Vigoride-6 (“VR-6”) mission.1
Momentus affirms that there are 7 customer payloads, as indicated in the revised Exhibit 5.2 However,
one of the payloads, SMPOD03, is a deployer (as stated in the description in the exhibit). That object is
bolted onto VR-6 and does not separate from the spacecraft. Additionally, Momentus clarifies its
CONOPS, as follows, to specify the orbits in which each customer payload is deployed and to reflect that
VR-6 returns to its second (operational) orbit prior to conducting the 90-degree phase change maneuvers:

1. Launch vehicle arrives at insertion orbit (maximum 520 km altitude circular sun-synchronous orbit
(“SSO”)).
2. VR-6 separates from launch vehicle.
3. VR-6 undergoes commissioning and preliminary testing.
4. VR-6 deploys the following payloads at the insertion orbit: DISCO-1, IRIS-C, VIREO, and REVELA.
5. VR-6 conducts orbit maneuvers to its second (operational) orbit (495 km circular SSO).
6. VR-6 deploys the remaining customers: NASA LLITED (x2).
7. VR-6 conducts LTAN change maneuvers.
8. VR-6 conducts orbit maneuvers to return to the second (operational) orbit.
9. VR-6 conducts 90-degree phase change maneuvers.
10. VR-6 deploys a demonstration solar array and conducts testing.
11. VR-6 relocates to end-of-life orbit (380 km x 350 km elliptical).

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https://twitter.com/LASPatCU/status/1628830807736438785
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Some journeys to space start with a road trip from @CUBoulder! The Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment (CIRBE) is now on its way to CA to be integrated at @maverick_space for launch on Transporter-7 on 4/1. The CubeSat will study IR belt electrons. http://bit.ly/3Z7Mmgi

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The CIRBE (Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment) satellite is a 3U (10cm x 10cm x 30cm) CubeSat with the mission of allowing scientists to gain a better understanding of the formation of the inner radiation belt electrons as well as determine where these particles come from and how they behave. The proposed goal of the CIRBE mission is to provide state-of-the-art measurements of .3-3.5 MeV electrons (and 6-35 MeV protons) in the Earth’s radiation belt in a highly inclined Low Earth Orbit.

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Some journeys to space start with a road trip from @CUBoulder! The Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment (CIRBE) is now on its way to CA to be integrated at @maverick_space for launch on Transporter-7 on 4/1. The CubeSat will study IR belt electrons. http://bit.ly/3Z7Mmgi

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The CIRBE (Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment) satellite is a 3U (10cm x 10cm x 30cm) CubeSat with the mission of allowing scientists to gain a better understanding of the formation of the inner radiation belt electrons as well as determine where these particles come from and how they behave. The proposed goal of the CIRBE mission is to provide state-of-the-art measurements of .3-3.5 MeV electrons (and 6-35 MeV protons) in the Earth’s radiation belt in a highly inclined Low Earth Orbit.

This is great
The conops slide at that link above suggests that CIRBE would fly in the continuously sunlit orbit above the terminator.
Do we know the equator crossing time of the initial orbit for this Transporter launch?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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AAC Clyde Space has shipped their new build, Wyvern-1, to this launch as per their press release to their stockholders.
https://investor.aac-clyde.space/se/pressmeddelanden/aac-clyde-space-continues-its-transformation-shipping-first--102507
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AAC Clyde Space has shipped their new build, Wyvern-1, to this launch as per their press release to their stockholders.
https://investor.aac-clyde.space/se/pressmeddelanden/aac-clyde-space-continues-its-transformation-shipping-first--102507

Is the sat actually named Wyvern-1?

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Any indication regarding where payload processing is located, therefore if the launch is to be from Florida (SLC-40 given LC-39A is occupied by launch campaigns in April) or Vandenberg?
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Any indication regarding where payload processing is located, therefore if the launch is to be from Florida (SLC-40 given LC-39A is occupied by launch campaigns in April) or Vandenberg?

This payload is on it's way to CA.  I assumed that meant this launch was from 4E

https://twitter.com/LASPatCU/status/1628830807736438785
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Some journeys to space start with a road trip from @CUBoulder! The Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment (CIRBE) is now on its way to CA to be integrated at @maverick_space for launch on Transporter-7 on 4/1. The CubeSat will study IR belt electrons. http://bit.ly/3Z7Mmgi

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The CIRBE (Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment) satellite is a 3U (10cm x 10cm x 30cm) CubeSat with the mission of allowing scientists to gain a better understanding of the formation of the inner radiation belt electrons as well as determine where these particles come from and how they behave. The proposed goal of the CIRBE mission is to provide state-of-the-art measurements of .3-3.5 MeV electrons (and 6-35 MeV protons) in the Earth’s radiation belt in a highly inclined Low Earth Orbit.

This FCC app is OSD Apr 1st, so unlikely actually launches Apr 1
0433-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1770
Vandy RTLS, NET early April
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Maverick is in California

 

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