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SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« on: 05/16/2022 02:19 pm »
Discussion thread for SpaceX's Transporter 8 dedicated rideshare flight.

Discussion thread for SpaceX Rideshare Program

Launch targeting April 2023 on Falcon 9 (booster 10xx.x) to SSO.



Space Machines Optimus OTV

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   DROID.001 (32kg microsat, Turion Space)



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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #1 on: 05/20/2022 05:27 pm »
Space Machines Readies For Liftoff Securing launch Services Deal With SpaceX

Space Machines Company (SMC), the Australian in-space transportation and  logistics startup, today announced it has secured the support of SpaceX as a launch partner to carry its Optimus Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) to space as part of its April 2023 mission. SMC's Optimus OTV is one of the largest commercial spacecraft designed and manufactured in Australia. It is a testament to the innovation of Australia's space tech sector and the sovereign capability being built by SMC.
The 2023 mission will demonstrate the 270 kg Optimus OTVís ability to deliver in-space logistics services and will reinforce SMCís strategy as a last-mile delivery services provider. The 2023 mission will also see SMC deploy solutions for foundation customers..

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #2 on: 05/26/2022 10:52 pm »
SAT-LOA-20220526-00055
Turion Space Corp., DROID.001 satellite with HEO Robotics payload to image space objects (satellites/debris).  Nanoavionics 42U  bus.  32kg. Launch integrator is Exolaunch.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 Rideshare : April 2023
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2022 06:29 am »
Orbiter SN1 is launching on Falcon 9 and I presume Orbiter SN2 to SN4 will do the same.

"Orbiter SN1   October 1, 2022 (Full)
Orbiter SN2   January 1, 2023 (Selling Capacity)
Orbiter SN3   April 1, 2023 (Selling Capacity)
Orbiter SN4   October 1, 2023 (Selling Capacity)"

https://newspaceglobal.com/launcher-announces-customers-for-orbiters-inaugural-flight/
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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