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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #20 on: 05/16/2024 01:31 pm »
https://twitter.com/WISeKey/status/1785324257448239131

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Launch of an enhanced WISeSat satellite is planned for Q3 2024 using SpaceX.

Dimensions:
 • Less than 1 kg
 • PocketQube form factor (5x5x5cm)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #21 on: 05/17/2024 03:21 am »
https://spacenews.com/inversion-space-targets-military-market-with-warehouses-in-space/
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A pathfinder mission dubbed “Ray” is scheduled for launch as early as October on the SpaceX Transporter-12 rideshare mission.
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For the upcoming Ray mission, the compact capsule will remain in orbit for several weeks while undergoing checkouts before initiating a deorbit burn with an onboard rocket engine.

If all goes as planned, it will reenter the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds while deploying a pair of parachutes — that Inversion developed in-house — to gently splash down off the California coast.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #22 on: 05/24/2024 02:54 am »
0572-EX-CN-2024  (HORIS-1, 1U, MyRadar)


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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #24 on: 05/24/2024 02:08 pm »
SAT-LOA-20240523-00110

FFLY constellation, three 52kg (wet mass) imaging satellites from Pixxel (who apparently have a US branch that officially owns the Indian subsidiary that actually does the work?)

Deployed at 590km, lower to 565km operational orbit, lower perigee to 465km at end of mission.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #25 on: 06/04/2024 07:44 pm »
K2 Space plans first launch as company wins customers for its large satellite bus

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In an interview, Karan and Neel Kunjur, the cofounders of K2 Space, said their first spacecraft is scheduled to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-12 rideshare mission, planned for October.

The spacecraft will be a technology demonstration mission for many of the components the company has developed in-house for its Mega Class spacecraft bus. “The goal for the mission is to basically buy down a significant amount of the technical risk for the satellite,” Karan Kunjur, the chief executive, said.

That includes components like reaction wheels and computers as well as flight software. Many of those components were built at K2 Space because there was not a suitable supply chain for a spacecraft bus like Mega Class, designed to accommodate payloads of up to 1,000 kilograms and produce 20 kilowatts of power.

“We have to build that supply chain from scratch for a satellite of our class, in terms of power and size,” Neel Kunjur, the chief technology officer and brother of Karan, said. “It’s absolutely critical to get that hardware up in space early in our company’s trajectory.”

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #26 on: 06/11/2024 09:02 pm »
There's more information about Inversion’s Ray Capsule and its spashdown location in the Draft Environmental Assessment.

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The Ray capsule is an aluminum sphere-cone approximately 20.5 in (52.1 cm) in diameter, 11.8 in (30.0 cm) tall, and weighs approximately 40 pounds (lb) (18 kilograms [kg]) (Figure 2.2-2). The capsule would contain most of the capsule’s avionics (flight computers, batteries, and telemetry systems), its parachute recovery systems, and a small ballast.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #27 on: 06/13/2024 09:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/MBRSpaceCentre/status/1801232158125625722

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MBRSC has begun environmental testing on MBZ-SAT, after transporting it to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) testing facility. The tests, which will last around 2 months, aim to ensure that the satellite can withstand the challenges of launch and operation in space.

https://twitter.com/MBRSpaceCentre/status/1801247198438433091

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Key highlights from the commencement of environmental testing on MBZ-SAT, after transporting it to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) testing facility. This phase includes Thermal Vacuum (TVAC), Vibration, Acoustic, and Mass Properties testing.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #28 on: 06/13/2024 09:50 pm »
The FCC filing for Ray: 1102-EX-CN-2023

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #29 on: 06/16/2024 12:26 am »
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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) is in the process of authorizing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) to conduct experiments with the Technical Educational Satellite -22 (“TechEdSat-22”) low earth orbit cubesat.

Iridium hereby requests experimental authority to be issued by August 15, 2024, to satisfy the requirements of the launch integrators, for operation commencing on October 1, 2024, and continuing for a period of eighteen months, to transmit from its space stations to TechEdSat-22 in the 1618.725–1626.5 MHz band.

In connection with these experiments, NASA will operate up to two Iridium NAL 9602-I modems hosted on the TechEdSat-22 cubesat. TechEdSat-22 will transmit to space stations in Iridium’s “Big LEO” constellation. It is a prototype for a small constellation of cubesats to be released from the International Space Station that would permit spatial measurement of the thermosphere during a solar coronal event. Collaborators include interns from the University of Idaho and Minnesota. It will also demonstrate a prototype for a large exo-brake resulting in a small ballistic coefficient for rapid de-orbit.

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An upcoming iteration in this series is TES-22, a 1U CubeSat which will serve as a rapid deorbit thermosphere test probe to study the radiation environment of the upper atmosphere. TES22 is scheduled for launch aboard a Falcon 9 in the summer of 2024. While the preliminary design
of the 1U structure and avionics has been completed for TES-22, the science payload will be
developed by capstone students.


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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #30 on: 06/17/2024 02:01 pm »
Satellogic is applying for a FCC license with paperwork that mentions launching 16 satellites to 97 degrees in October with SpaceX.  It also mentions launching from Cape Canaveral.  I wouldn't bet too much on every one of those things being accurate, or whether or not they could be on this launch.

These satellites may now have been cancelled/reduced.

Satellogic announces new round of layoffs

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The company is also slowing the deployment of new “Mark V” imaging satellites that can take imagery at a native resolution of 70 centimeters and also offer onboard processing. “The Company has recently been successful in deploying and operationalizing its new Mark V satellites. As a result of this successful deployment, the Company expects to reduce investment into its constellation growth initiatives at this time,” it stated in the SEC filing.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #31 on: 06/18/2024 06:10 am »
Cross-post:
The June 18th NASA Heliophysics Division Update to HPAC presentation shows IMAP and Carruthers Geocorona Observatory launching "~May 2025".

The meeting might also confirm if the 6U EZIE cubesats are on Transporter-12 as they're launching October 2024.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #32 on: 06/19/2024 03:40 pm »
HADES-R confirmed.

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The HADES-R mission, scheduled for launch in NET October 2024 via SpaceX on Alba Orbital's 8th orbital launch campaign, marks a significant advancement in graphene applications in space technology, facilitated by Alba Orbital’s reliable and cost-effective satellite launch services.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #33 on: 07/01/2024 03:43 pm »
Alba Orbital Prepares for 8th Launch Campaign with SpaceX

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Glasgow, UK (28th June 2024) - Alba Orbital is set to embark on its 8th orbital mission campaign, integrating seven PocketQube satellites from six different countries in preparation for their flight on-board SpaceX’s Transporter-12 Rideshare mission. Scheduled to lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket this October, this sold-out flight underscores Alba Orbital’s continued leadership in providing accessible space solutions.

The satellites will be integrated into Alba Orbital’s PocketQube Deployer, ‘AlbaPod’, at their new facilities in Hillington Industrial Estate, Glasgow, the world’s first PocketQube factory. After integration, the cluster of pocket-sized satellites will be shipped out to SpaceX before hitching a ride to Low Earth Orbit.

PocketQubes are highly miniaturised satellites, typically 5 cm cubed per unit (‘P’), that can be launched to orbit for as little as 25K Euro via Alba Orbital’s rideshare services. PocketQubes offer numerous advantages over traditional satellites. They are cost-effective, quicker to build, and provide versatile options for a variety of missions ranging from educational projects to advanced technological demonstrations.

“Our team is thrilled to support an international array of PocketQubes, showcasing the diverse applications and innovations enabled by these small but powerful satellites,” said Tom Walkinshaw, CEO of Alba Orbital. “These missions not only highlights the advancements in satellite technology but also our commitment to making space more accessible and affordable.”

PAYLOADS ON ALBA ORBITAL’S UPCOMING MISSION CAMPAIGN

Here’s a closer look at the PocketQube satellites manifested to fly on Alba Orbital’s 8th launch campaign:

SKYLINK-1 & SKYLINK-2 - HELLO SPACE, TÜRKIYE:
SKYLINK-1 and SKYLINK-2 are the newest additions to Hello Space’s IoT Pico-satellite series. These identical 3P (5x5x15cm) PocketQubes operate together as part of a wider fleet of picosats, delivering global IoT data services via LoRaWAN network.

HYPE AGH - AGH UNIVERSITY, POLAND:
HYPE AGH is a 1P PocketQube by SatLab AGH, a student club from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, and the first PocketQube from Poland. It features a UV-VIS spectroscope to analyse light pollution, volcanic ash, and forest degradation, plus a camera and OLED screen for "space selfies" with Earth in the background. This project offers students valuable experience and serves as a scientific and educational tool.

PROMETHEUS-1 - UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO (PORTUGAL), INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO (PORT.), AND CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (USA):
PROMETHEUS-1 is an open-source 1P PocketQube developed by Universidade do Minho, Instituto Superior Técnico, and Carnegie Mellon University under the "PROMETHEUS" project. Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, this initiative aims to enhance research and educational access to space.

POQUITO - SNT UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG:
"PocketQube for In Orbit Technology Operations" (POQUITO) is the first PocketQube mission by the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. This tiny 5cm3 1P satellite hosts an even smaller 5×5×0.2 cm satellite the size of a computer chip. POQUITO aims to test inter-satellite communications between a PocketQube and a ‘Chipsat’ via LED in visible light and transmit a CW beacon to Earth to promote Luxembourgish space activities for radio amateurs.

HADES-R - HYDRA SPACE SYSTEMS, SPAIN:
HADES-R (AKA ‘SmartSat’) is a 1.5p PocketQube by Hydra Space Systems S.L., and operated by AMSAT-EA. Its primary objectives are to serve as an FM repeater for global radio amateur communications and to test an experimental low-power graphene radiator payload developed by SmartIR, a spin-out from the University of Manchester's Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre.

HYDRA-T - HYDRA SPACE SYSTEMS, SPAIN:
HYDRA-T is a 1.5P PocketQube mission, also developed and operated by Madrid-based Hydra Space Systems and AMSAT-EA, that will offer commercial communication capabilities. This will be achieved by implementing an SDR based FM and FSK repeater. UHF and VHF bands will be used for downlink and uplink respectively. An educational payload is also included.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #34 on: 07/02/2024 04:11 am »
1266-EX-ST-2024
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Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
To provide communications to the short term Winnebago-2 Satellite. This STA is necessary because the launch has been delayed to No Earlier Than October 1, 2024 and because we are adding a ground station at Tolhuin, Argentina, to those listed on the existing grant 0229-EX-ST-2024.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #35 on: 07/03/2024 09:10 am »
SAT-LOA-20240417-00081 7/2 update.
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Impulse Space, Inc. (“Impulse”) has frozen the Impulse-2 satellite’s customer manifest and offers
the following final update for the related pending satellite license application.

Impulse-2 will deploy two third-party satellites: FOSSASat TAT-O (3U cubesat) (also known as FO020) and
Bluebon (6U XL cubesat) (also known as SAT-TPX).

Impulse-2 will host only three payloads (Triclops, Holmes, and Impulse cameras).

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #36 on: 07/08/2024 03:37 pm »
Launching from SLC-4E.

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AUSTIN, Texas – Space computing experts at NOVI LLC in Arlington, Va., needed a radiation-hardened microcontroller for the company's second-generation space rated flight computer. They found their solution from VORAGO Technologies in Austin, Texas.

NOVI spacecraft computing designers have chosen the VORAGO Arm Cortex-M4 microcontroller for the SpaceX Transporter-12 mission to launch small satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as early as this October from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif.

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/computers/article/55093107/vorago-technologies-radiation-hardened-microcontroller-space

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #37 on: 07/14/2024 02:08 pm »
https://connectivitybusiness.com/news/reflex-aerospace-to-launch-first-satellite-in-october/
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Reflex Aerospace plans to launch the first company-built satellite, Sigi, on Oct. 1 via SpaceX’s Transporter 12 mission. Development of Sigi began in mid-2023 and has reached “the final integration” phase ahead of its planned October launch, Walter Ballheimer, co-founder and chief executive at Munich- and Berlin-based Reflex Aerospace, told Connectivity Business News.

https://www.reflexaerospace.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/reflex-aerospace_sigi-nextspace-activity-7209510368446976004-M93W

https://www.reflexaerospace.com/news-articles/dieses-satelliten-startup-aus-berlin-fliegt-2024-mit-spacex-ins-all/

https://www.reflexaerospace.com/news-articles/reflex-aerospace-mbs/
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Reflex Aerospace, a NewSpace startup working on revolutionising small satellite manufacture, has announced its first commercial customer, Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS).

Reflex Aerospace and MBS will oversee the rapid deployment of ground-breaking technology via a first-of-its-class satellite, setting new standards for custom-made satellite delivery, with a launch due in fall 2024.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #38 on: 07/15/2024 03:30 pm »
https://www.atalayar.com/en/articulo/new-technologies-innovation/these-are-the-8-spanish-satellites-affected-by-elon-musks-failed-falcon-9-mission/20240715171152202940.html
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Satlantis, the company headed by Juan Tomas Hernani, is also one of those affected. Its Garay mini-satellite, weighing 115 kilos and with four telescopes on board, is due to travel on the Transporter-12 mission of the Falcón 9, which was scheduled to take off in October.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-12 Rideshare : Oct 2024
« Reply #39 on: 07/17/2024 02:24 pm »
https://twitter.com/NanoAvionics/status/1813570849699496142
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Some moments you want to slooow down and take in.

Solar panel deployment tests are one such moment, assuring our customer Constellr that their HiVE water stress monitoring constellation will have the power to achieve its goals of:

🛰️ Providing some of the highest-resolution thermal imagery to accurately measure land surface temperature anywhere on the globe.

🛰️ Helping save 60 billion tons of water and avoid 14 megatons of CO2 being emitted in the next 5 years.

🛰️ Generating billions of Euros in gross benefits for farmers through reduced crop loss and water savings.

The High-resolution VEgetation (HiVE) microsatellite constellation was co-funded by the @esa's #InCubed program. In addition to the co-funding, the ESA team provided valuable technical expertise and commercial support to the project.

Thanks to ESA #InCubed and partners, Constellr is one step closer to enhancing food security on Earth, and NanoAvionics is proud to play a role in building their constellation.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/constellr_spacex-esaincubed-fm1-activity-7196453952157040642-6__K
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As Q2 unfolds, we're met with exciting developments. The payload for our 1st satellite has been shipped by OHB SE and received at NanoAvionics’ facilities in Vilnius. Overcoming numerous challenges on the way, our team has successfully navigated the journey from conceptualization to execution.

The payload delivery marks an outstanding milestone towards the launch of our first satellite in October. 🎉
 
As the payload is now at Kongsberg NanoAvionics for integration with the platform, we stand at the brink of the crucial entire satellite Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT) phase. This will demand efficient problem solving and focus to drive towards our launch deadline with hashtag#SpaceX in Autumn. The successful spacecraft integration will mark a significant mission achievement as well as propel constellr into the commercial space sector. Enabled by hashtag#ESAInCubed and partners, constellr comes one step closer to supporting food security on Earth.

https://www.exolaunch.com/news_85.html
https://incubed.esa.int/portfolio/hive/
https://www.constellr.com/
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