Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-10 Rideshare : VSFB SLC-4E : 4 March 2024 (22:05 UTC)  (Read 72888 times)

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This one is odd, says it's on a Spaceflight SHERPA on T10.  Also says it's launching to 600km and has a 2-day lifespan.

0984-EX-CN-2023  M3 (3U), Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Apparently NASA has been looking for a launch opportunity for M3 since 2019.

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Currently, both prototype and flight versions of M3 are being fabricated/integrated. Plans are underway to conduct environmental testing of the flight version this spring semester. Manifesting a launch has been approved by NASA, and NASA/Kennedy Space Center personnel are actively seeking a launch opportunity for M3 (possibly using an Antares launch vehicle).

My guess it was manifested to be launched on a Sherpa on a Transporter Mission in 2021-2022 but didn't make it. The documents for the latest filing were just edited carelessly.
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MOXY-1 and Noclip-1 projected to be on Transporter-10 after licence delays (first Transporter-6, then Transporter-8)

https://medium.com/@xiprotocol/xi-protocol-mission-updates-and-utility-expansions-138359ed9bd9

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Geometric-2 and DOGE-1 Mission Update
The Geometric-2 mission and DOGE-1 mission licensing approvals with the FCC are still undergoing further coordination with mission management as well as the NTIA and NASA. GEC expects approval upcoming in alignment with a NET Transporter-10 SpaceX launch in collaboration with our integration partner Maverick Space to launch the MOXY-1 and NOCLIP-1 satellites which were completed by Exobotics. There is the final assembly build of DOGE-1 to begin at Exobotics beyond the Flatsat configuration in alignment with the launch timing to the Moon as per fulfillment of the GEC SpaceX LSA which is manifested on IM-1.

The resolution of open issues with Files # 0811-EX-CN-2022 (Geometric-2) & 0083-EX-CN-2022 (DOGE-1) NASA Frequency Assignment issues is sought with NASA Glenn Research Center, namely ensuring regulatory concerns of the requested operations conform especially the requested center point frequency of 8262.5 MHz and the interference concerns with the proposed uplink operations using a frequency of 2109.5 MHz.

Muon's next satellite looks like it will launch on this mission. Its first satellite just launched on Transporter-8

https://spacenews.com/muon-wins-option-to-monitor-ionosphere-for-space-force/ [Jul 11]

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MuSat-2, is scheduled to launch in February. While MuSat-2 shares the same spacecraft bus as MuSat-1, it will be equipped with Muon’s first software-defined sensor.
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RAY from Inversion Space.  Reentry capsule demonstrator, 63kg.  Intends to do a targeted deorbit off the coast of California with a single burn of their propulsion system from 500km. That seems a bit, uhmmm, "ambitious" to me.
1102-EX-CN-2023

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RAY from Inversion Space.  Reentry capsule demonstrator, 63kg.  Intends to do a targeted deorbit off the coast of California with a single burn of their propulsion system from 500km. That seems a bit, uhmmm, "ambitious" to me.
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From the pdf, the capsule mass is 19.82 kg, and the service module mass is 43.59 kg, of which 11.33 kg is propellant.

Initial mass 19.82 + 43.59 = 63.41kg
Final mass = 63.41 - 11.33 = 52.08kg

ΔV from 500km x 500km to 500km x 0km = 145.7m/s.

Even if the bipropellant rocket engine only had an Isp of 84, that could generate 146m/s.

What part of the mission are you suggesting is particularly "ambitious"? Attitude control? Comms?


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The history of propulsion systems working entirely as expected on new smallsat platforms is checkered at best.  Would think it might be prudent to do it in a couple steps, especially with something designed to survive reentry.

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https://twitter.com/daniellemorrill/status/1683838229953523714

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In-space logistics startup Atomos Space will launch its first demonstration mission on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 in the first quarter of 2024, as the company looks to gain an early foothold in the emerging market for orbital transfer services.

https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/25/atomos-space-books-launch-to-demonstrate-rendezvous-docking-and-refueling-in-orbit/

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SAT-LOA-20230414-00088

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Loft Orbital has manifested YAM-6 on a Falcon 9 that is scheduled for launch in October 2023. YAM-6 will be launched as a secondary payload. YAM-6 has no on-board propulsion and therefore does not actively change its orbit. Basic physical dimensions are 875 mm x 677 mm x 665 mm with a mass of approximately 90.8 kg. The satellite is composed of the LeoStella bus and the Loft Payload Hub. Loft Orbital will operate the following payloads onboard YAM-6 on behalf of its customers: 1 hyperspectral imager and 1 multi-spectral imager.

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SAT-LOA-20230414-00088

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Loft Orbital has manifested YAM-6 on a Falcon 9 that is scheduled for launch in October 2023. YAM-6 will be launched as a secondary payload. YAM-6 has no on-board propulsion and therefore does not actively change its orbit. Basic physical dimensions are 875 mm x 677 mm x 665 mm with a mass of approximately 90.8 kg. The satellite is composed of the LeoStella bus and the Loft Payload Hub. Loft Orbital will operate the following payloads onboard YAM-6 on behalf of its customers: 1 hyperspectral imager and 1 multi-spectral imager.

One important information is missing in your quote :
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The launch date for the YAM-6 satellite has been moved from October 2023 to January 2024.
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SAT-LOA-20230729-00189

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Quantum Space requests authority to launch and operate one NGSO 6U cubesatellite “Quantum Sentry”.
The requested licensing issue date is December 15, 2023 given current launch service provider requirements
for the Transporter-10 mission. Transporter-10 is scheduled to launch in February 2024.

Quantum Space aims to expand space commerce by providing the technical foundation required to travel
through and operate in deep space more safely, reliably, affordably, and routinely. The primary goal is to build
a superhighway between the Earth and Moon. It would include a cislunar space network offering third-party
spacecraft space situational awareness, edge computing, communications, position, navigation, and
timing capabilities.

The spacecraft is designed and manufactured by Astro Digital and is based on the Corvus-6U platform.
The Quantum Space 6U spacecraft will use the SEOPS – Equalizer 6U Deployer to deploy the spacecraft
from the launch vehicle.

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https://africanews.space/djibouti-1a-and-1b-are-ready-for-launch/ [Jul 17]

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Mr Aboubakar Hassan, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Djibouti, recently announced that the Djibouti-1A will soon be delivered to launch broker, Exolaunch in Berlin, Germany, while the Djibouti-1B will be delivered in November 2023 for takeoff in February 2024.

Considering that Djibouti-1A will fly on Transporter-9 it's very likely that Dijbouti-1B will be on Transporter-10
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It appears Muon Space's MuSat-2 slipped from T9 to T10. From SpaceNews article on July 11
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MuSat-2 is scheduled to launch in February.

Original MuSat-2 post in the T9 thread.

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Possibly on this flight? 4x 1.5U cubesats

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Iridium Satellite LLC (“Iridium”) seeks an experimental license for an eighteen (18) month period, beginning February 1, 2024, to add four experimental CubeSats known as PY4 to be operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) as points of communication for Iridium’s low earth orbit constellation authorized under Part 25 of the Commission’s Rules.

Iridium is seeking an experimental license for these operations because its Part 25 space station license does not cover space-to-space communications.1 To satisfy launch integrator requirements, Iridium respectfully requests that grant of this experimental license be issued no later than December 15, 2023.2

The anticipated duration of the PY4 CubeSats is 6-10 months. Iridium is seeking an 18-month experimental license term to cover the possibility of launch or other delays.

PY4 is a swarm of four (4) identical 1.5U CubeSats that will be used to demonstrate spacecraft-to- spacecraft ranging, on-orbit relative navigation, and
coordinated simultaneous multi-purpose radiation measurement. All four spacecraft will be deployed from the same dispenser, two at a time with a delay sufficient to avoid contact.
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PY4 spacecraft are built using commercial off-the-shelf components, based on the open-source PyCubed avionics framework. PyCubed is an opensource, radiation-tested CubeSat avionics platform that integrates power, computing, communication, and attitude determination and control functionality into a single low-cost module programmable entirely in the programming language Python.

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Satellogic Reports First Half 2023 Financial Results and Provides Business Update [Sep 21]
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To moderate capital expenditures, we do not expect to launch any additional satellites until the first quarter of 2024, with our next scheduled launch in Q1-2024 on SpaceX’s Transporter 10 mission.
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Cross-post:
Sidus' LizzieSats apparently moving from T9 to T10, and securing Bandwagon-1 slots as well.
Spacewatch Sidus Space Secures Position on Upcoming Bandwagon Mission [Sep 22]
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Sidus Space initially planned to launch its first LizzieSat on Transporter-9 in Q4 2023. However,  the company adjusted its launch manifest to take advantage of the opportunity to cover more populated areas and increase data revenue. The updated schedule targets a first launch in Q1 2024, followed by two LizzieSats on a Bandwagon mission in Q2 2024.
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SAT-LOA-20230924-00232

Spire for Hubble Network (Bluetooth via satellites), three 16U sats on T10 (x2) and T11 (x1).  Designed for Exolaunch deployers.
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Momentus to Provide Delivery Service for RIDE! Space
October 11, 2023 04:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses, transportation, and other in-space infrastructure services, has signed a contract with RIDE! Space for transportation and orbital delivery services in the first quarter of 2024.

RIDE! Space will be flying its Gaindesat and Djibouti payloads on a single mission.

“We are thrilled to mark this historic moment for the space sector of Africa with Momentus,” said RIDE! Space Chief Executive Officer Valentin Benoit. “Being an actor for sending the 1st Senegalese satellite and the 2nd one for Djibouti proves the objective RIDE! has given itself: make space more convenient, affordable and reliable. In this mission, Momentus plays a key role. They have also always been a trusted partner to RIDE!, responsive and ready to accommodate small sat players from our ecosystem.”

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Up-thread:
This one is odd, says it's on a Spaceflight SHERPA on T10.  Also says it's launching to 600km and has a 2-day lifespan.
0984-EX-CN-2023  M3 (3U), Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Apparently NASA has been looking for a launch opportunity for M3 since 2019.
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Currently, both prototype and flight versions of M3 are being fabricated/integrated. Plans are underway to conduct environmental testing of the flight version this spring semester. Manifesting a launch has been approved by NASA, and NASA/Kennedy Space Center personnel are actively seeking a launch opportunity for M3 (possibly using an Antares launch vehicle).
My guess it was manifested to be launched on a Sherpa on a Transporter Mission in 2021-2022 but didn't make it. The documents for the latest filing were just edited carelessly.

Cross-post:
https://www.nasa.gov/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches/
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ELaNa 57

One CubeSat will launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-10:
M3 (3U) Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Momentus Signs Contract with SatRev for 2024 Orbital Delivery

October 17, 2023 08:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that offers satellite buses, transportation, and other in-space infrastructure services, has signed a contract with SatRev for transportation and orbital delivery services in 2024.

SatRev is a Polish company established in 2016 that specializes in building small, lightweight nanosatellites. The company has contracted to fly its SOWA-1 payload with Momentus in the first quarter of next year.

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