TRANSPORTER-6 MISSION

FALCON 9

3rd Janury 2023

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Sixth dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX

Mission

SpaceX’s SmallSat
Rideshare Program
Transporter - 6

Launch Vehicle

Falcon 9

37 satellites

Customers

Loft Orbital, ICEYE, Spire Global, NanoAvionics, Swarm, EnduroSat, German Orbital Systems, Unseenlabs, Open Cosmos, Plan-S, SpaceManic, Satellogic and Epic Aerospace

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Launch site

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

Launch Period

January 2023

Applications

  • Optical and SAR Earth Observation

  • Maritime Surveillance

  • ADS-B Tracking

  • Internet of Things

  • Technology Demonstration

Main payload

Smallsat rideshare mission with 114 spacecraft, including cubesats, microsats and orbital transfer vehicles.

Mission overview

On its eighth mission with SpaceX and eighteenth mission in total, Exolaunch executed a launch campaign for 37 customer satellites manifested on SpaceX’s Transporter-6 dedicated rideshare mission. This was one of Exolaunch’s largest and most diverse manifests yet, serving customers from across the globe on microsatellites weighing up to 200 kg and cubesats ranging up to 6UXL. Transporter-6 flew on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle operated by SpaceX, lifting-off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on January 3, 2023. This mission brings the total number of satellites sent to space by Exolaunch to over 250.

This Exolaunch mission was performed in the interests of the company's new and returning customers.

Exolaunch provided launch services, mission management, integration services and deployment solutions to Loft Orbital, ICEYE, Spire Global, NanoAvionics, Swarm, EnduroSat, German Orbital Systems, Unseenlabs, Open Cosmos, Plan-S, and SpaceManic.

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