Transporter-2 – Falcon 9 (B1060.8) – SLC-40 – 24.06.2021

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21.05.2021 00:48:34 Последнее редактирование: 04.06.2021 00:48:14 от zandr
Цитата: undefinedJuly  Falcon 9 • Transporter 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 2 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.


ЦитатаSpaceflight  @SpaceflightInc
Amazing pic from the final day of testing on Apollo Fusion's flight propulsion system that will be on #SherpaLTE1, for mission #SXRS5 #Transporter2. System is fully fueled and has passed all testing. More on the mission:


ЦитатаSpaceflight  @SpaceflightInc
Prep for #SXRS5 #Transporter2 continues. The cleanroom is a hive of activity. #2ringsarebetterthan1 #SherpaFX2 #SherpaLTE1


ЦитатаSpaceflight  @SpaceflightInc
Nice little write up on some customers on #SXRS5 #Transporter2 @BenchmarkSpace @OrbitFab
Orbit Fab tanker spacecraft

ЦитатаTransporter 2
Launch Time
NET Jun 24, 2021
Flight #8
Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship
Mission Details
Transporter 2 is a dedicated rideshare mission by SpaceX. SpaceX's SmallSat Rideshare Program provides small satellite operators with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to SSO for ESPA class payloads for as low as $1 million per mission, which includes up to 200 kg of payload mass.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA


ЦитатаSpaceflight  @SpaceflightInc
Our #SherpaFx is headed to Florida! Who is ready to see the launch of #SXRS5 #Transporter2? #launchwithus


ЦитатаNanoAvionics  @NanoAvionics
The 6U nanosatellite we built for @OQTEC named "Tiger-2" will be the world's first dedicated #5G #IoT nanosatellite mission in #LEO and it is great hearing it successfully passed its deployer integration prior to launch with @SpaceX in June!
Picture courtesy of @SpaceflightInc


05.06.2021 00:56:01 #7 Последнее редактирование: 05.06.2021 01:09:16 от zandr
By Jodi Sorensen
MAY 11, 2021


Earlier today, we announced details surrounding our upcoming SXRS-5 mission (denoting our 5th SpaceX rideshare launch), scheduled to launch no earlier than June 2021. On this mission, we will debut TWO different orbital transfer vehicles for the first time, including the industry's first-ever electric propulsion vehicle, Sherpa-LTE. (More about the Sherpa product line here.)
We're secured 3 ports on the mission to support 36 spacecraft -- comprised of 6 microsatellites, 29 cubesats and one hosted payload -- from 14 organizations across 7 countries. To say handling the launch services and mission management is complex for a mission this size is an understatement, but it's truly what we love to do.
So, who's onboard SXRS-5? Over the next several months we'll be taking even a deeper dive into many of these ground-breaking organizations and their missions, but here's a quick look:
Aerospacelab's Arthur: Aerospacelab's Risk Reduction Flight mission objective is to put into service a high resolution optical payload, gain flight heritage for the in-house developed equipment, and verify the capability to maneuver the spacecraft thanks to the Micro Propulsion System from ExoTrail.
Aerospacelab's Arthur
Astrocast's IoT Nanosatellites: Astrocast will be launching an additional 5 IoT Nanosatellites to its constellation. The Astrocast SatIoT Service enables companies to track IoT Assets in some of the world's most remote regions.
astrocastAstrocast's IoT Nanosatellites
HawkEye 360's Cluster 3: The Cluster 3 launch further expands HawkEye 360's next-generation satellite constellation, which detects and geolocates radio frequency signals. The Cluster 3 satellites are able to collect a greater quantity of data across a wider portion of the RF spectrum, creating valuable, actionable insights for maritime domain awareness, national security, environmental protection and more.
HawkEye 360's Cluster 3
In-Space Missions Limited's Faraday Phoenix: In-Space Missions are world-class experts who design, build and operate bespoke physical and digital customer missions from their UK offices.
[img width=-121 height=-121][/img]In-Space Missions's Faraday Phoenix
Kleos Space's Polar Vigilance Mission cluster of four satellites: The four satellite Polar Vigilance Mission from Kleos will deliver radio frequency Earth Observation data.
Kleos satellite rendering c/o ISISPACE
Loft Orbital's YAM-2: Loft Orbital's satellite is flying several missions for commercial and government customers.
Loft Orbital's YAM-2
Lynk Global Inc.'s Shannon: Lynk's mission is to provide global ubiquitous connectivity to unmodified mobile phones and cellular devices. (No image available)
NearSpace Launch Inc.'s TagSat-2: TagSat-2 mission is built by NearSpace Launch to provided 24/7 telemetry while hosting payloads for experimental testing.
NearSpace Launch's TagSat-2
OQ Technology's TIGER-2 5G IoT: The TIGER-2 mission is OQ Technology's second mission that aims to start commercial service by providing global 5G IoT connectivity to customers using a 6U high power satellite and to secure strategic frequencies. The mission carries two telecom payloads: The primary payload will provide satellite-based IoT and M2M services using low frequencies, and the secondary payload will demonstrate the feasibility of using high frequencies for 5G radio links. 
OQ Technology's TIGER-2 5G IoT (photo credit: OQ Technology and Nanoavionics)
Orbit Fab's Tanker-001 Tenzing: Orbit Fab's first operational fuel depot will provide propellant for the fast growing in-orbit servicing industry.
Orbit Fab's Tanker-001 Tenzing
Orbital Sidekick Inc.'s Aurora: The Aurora mission begins scalable delivery of commercial solutions using space-based hyperspectral imaging. Astro Digital built and is operating the satellite for Orbital Sidekick.
Orbital Sidekick's Aurora
Spire Global Inc.'s LEMUR-2: The LEMUR-2 satellites collect Earth data to provide some of the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. The LEMUR-2 also supports hosted software and payloads through Spire Space Services.
Spire Global's LEMUR-2
Swarm Technologies' SpaceBEES: Swarm's 1/4U satellites are the smallest 2-way commercial communications satellites in the world, and are used to provide low-cost, global connectivity to remote IoT devices.
Swarm Technologies' SpaceBEES
So much innovation and hard work by all the teams involved! It's our honor to help all these organizations get to space to fulfill their missions.

By Jodi Sorensen
JUNE 7, 2021

Debuting two OTVs on SpaceX's Transporter-2, the company will demonstrate maximum flexibility and rapid scalability with plug-and-play subsystems for propulsion, command and control, avionics, and more
SEATTLE - June 7, 2021 -- Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, will debut newly developed technical innovations utilized for its next-generation Sherpa program, enabling small satellite transportation throughout cislunar space in a way that has never been accomplished before. Intentionally architected with modular plug-and-play subsystems, Spaceflight's next-gen Sherpa orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) program offers customers flexibility and customization, including multiple types of propulsion for last-mile delivery, flight-proven avionics and separation sequencers, rich deployment telemetry and imaging systems, direct space-to-ground networks, and more. Based on a standardized 24" ESPA port, the Sherpa OTVs offer a reconfigurable 300 kilogram payload capacity and are sized to launch on most rockets.

The team preps Spaceflight's two OTVs for flight on SpaceX's Transporter-2 mission (SXRS-5)
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The modular design enables Spaceflight to quickly customize the OTVs with different propulsion systems and subsystems to deliver highly varied capabilities to meet customers' unique needs for orbital deployment. In its simplest form, Spaceflight's OTV is a free-flying rideshare deployer; in its most advanced state, it's an interplanetary transport vehicle. Each Sherpa can be exactly tailored to the demands of a given mission, customer, or application.
"With the launch of Sherpa-FX2 and Sherpa-LTE1 on the upcoming SpaceX Transporter-2 mission, we are harnessing the power of our modular design and preparing for future launches with multiple Sherpa OTVs," said Philip Bracken, vice president of engineering at Spaceflight. "Much like with LEGOs, we can easily build different variations of Sherpa vehicles for flight in a matter of months, as well as adjust to last-minute manifest changes without impacting the rest of the mission. This is an unprecedented capability in the space industry, and we are excited to offer this service to our customers."
The company will be flying three variations of Sherpa OTVs this year -- a free flyer (Sherpa-FX), one with electric propulsion by Apollo Fusion (Sherpa-LTE), and another with chemical propulsion from Benchmark Space Systems (Sherpa-LTC). "These propulsion systems can quickly be integrated to accommodate specific mission goals which is a paradigm shift for in-space transportation," adds Bracken.
"It's not an overstatement to say that the propulsive Sherpa fundamentally changes the smallsat market," said Mike Cassidy co-founder of Apollo Fusion. "Spaceflight's next-gen Sherpa OTVs combined with Apollo Fusion's propulsion can now take spacecraft to any orbit -- from low Earth orbit, medium Earth orbit, geostationary orbit, lunar or beyond. It's a game-changer for smallsats that used to be confined to the standard rideshare orbits; now they're free to chart their own destiny."
In addition to the propulsion options, the unique modular structure also enables the company to add a customized command-and-control system, built with flight-proven components from Astro Digital. Similar in shape and size to a payload, the command subsystem can be easily integrated to maneuver the chemical and electric propulsion Sherpa OTVs.
Spaceflight will also be utilizing its flight-proven R2A avionics system, built entirely in-house. The system will give customers unprecedented access to the most accurate and timely data about the health and location of their spacecraft. Spaceflight designed its new avionics system based on learnings from past missions to provide higher fidelity data utilizing direct space-to-ground networks. One of the most flexible and lowest-cost sequencers on the market, R2A will give Spaceflight customers access to individual spacecraft separation and deployment processes, thereby reducing risk and providing greater mission assurance.
Spaceflight Inc.'s VP of Engineering Philip Bracken discusses the Sherpa-LTE1 OTV
Spaceflight's groundbreaking innovations are scheduled to launch aboard its SXRS-5 mission which will fly two Sherpa OTVs on SpaceX's Transporter-2 launch, including the industry's first electric propulsion OTV, Sherpa-LTE1. The company purchased three ports for the mission and is managing the launch integration and mission management services for 36 payloads, including six microsatellites, 29 cubesats and one hosted payload, for 14 organizations from seven countries.
For a first-hand, in-depth look at the technology, subsystems and capabilities behind the company's Sherpa program, register to attend "Spaceflight's Sherpa OTV Program: A Closer Look" webinar tomorrow June 8, at 11 a.m. PT here.

About Spaceflight Inc.
As the premier global launch services provider, Spaceflight is revolutionizing the business of space transportation through its comprehensive suite of launch services and Sherpa® orbital transfer vehicles. The company provides unprecedented launch flexibility to ensure customers' smallsats get to orbit exactly when and where they want through a combination of long-standing relationships with a diverse portfolio of launch partners, innovative satellite integration capabilities, including flight and ground support hardware, licensing and logistics management, and extensive mission management expertise. Based in Seattle, Spaceflight has successfully launched hundreds of satellites and is a part of the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. portfolio, operating as an independent, U.S.-based company.


ЦитатаStan Shull  @stanshull
#Seattle #space company @SpaceflightInc is launching its #Sherpa LTE (electric propulsion) OTV on the upcoming #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Transporter2 mission! Great @Via_Satellite webinar today featuring Phil Bracken, Engineering VP, with all the info on the modular design and benefits.


ЦитатаSpaceflight  @SpaceflightInc
Our team is hard at work at Cape Canaveral, getting this mission ready to fly! Looking good, and on schedule. #SXRS5 #Transporter2