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Spaceflight will be ferrying payloads from Orbit Fab, GeoJump to lunar orbit next year

Space rideshare service provider Spaceflight Inc. is going to be shuttling customers on a lunar flyby mission next year, part of its long-term vision of giving companies easy access to lunar orbits and beyond. The Seattle-based company will be delivering payload using its propulsive transfer vehicle, Sherpa EScape, or Sherpa-ES, the latest iteration of Sherpa vehicles that the company has been testing for the past few years. The Sherpa essentially acts as last-mile space transportation, deployin...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Seattle, Spaceflight, Aerospace, SpaceX Falcon, Sherpa, Intuitive Machines, Spaceflight Inc, Orbit Fab, Geojump, Sherpa LTC


SpaceX delivers 88 satellites to orbit, lands first stage onshore for first time in 2021

SpaceX launched 85 satellites for external customers, as well as three Starlink satellites, to orbit on Tuesday, marking the second successful launch of the company’s dedicated rideshare missions. While the Transporter-2 mission will deliver fewer objects to space than the first rideshare mission (the Transporter-1 sent up 143 satellites, a new record), it launched more mass to orbit overall. The Transporter launches are part of the company’s rideshare business model. , these missions split up ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Launch, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Umbra, StarLink, Loft Orbital, Spaceflight Inc


Spaceflight Inc. debuts new orbital transfer vehicle for satellite rideshare rocket launches

Seattle-based space ride share service provider Spaceflight Inc. revealed its next-generation orbital transfer vehicle today, the Sherpa-FX. The new spacecraft acts as a deployment spacecraft for combined payloads on rideshare rocket launches – essentially providing last-mile transportation from the point at which the launch vehicle deploys the combined payload, to the actual desired target deployment orbit of each satellite sharing the ride to space. The Sherpa-FX will fly its debut mission on ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Flight, United States, Satellite, Seattle, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, South Florida, Outer Space, Sherpa


Firefly Aerospace signs customer Spaceflight for Alpha rocket launch in 2021

Firefly Aerospace has signed an agreement with Spaceflight Inc. that provides Spaceflight with the majority of the payload capacity aboard a Firefly launch vehicle scheduled to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California sometime in 2021. Spaceflight is a rideshare service provider for space-bound payloads, working with other companies to pool resources and combine spacecraft aboard one vehicle to defray the per-customer cost of a launch while maximizing use of the rocket’s payload ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Texas, California, Tech, Firefly, Alpha, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Outer Space, Spaceflight Industries, Spaceflight Inc, Commercial Lunar Payload Services, Firefly Aerospace


Spaceflight Industries to sell its satellite rideshare launch business to Japan’s Mitsui & Co. and Yamasa

Spaceflight Industries, owner of both Spaceflight, Inc. and BlackSky, is selling the Spaceflight, Inc. portion of its business to Japanese industrial megacorporation Mitsui & Co, and Yamasa both of which will co-own the company in a 50/50 joint venture after its closing. The deal will see Spaceflight continue to operate as an independent business based in the U.S. and headquartered in Seattle, with the same mission of providing rideshare launch services for small satellite payloads. Meanwh...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Tech, United States, Seattle, Committee on Foreign Investment, Mitsui, Mitsui Co, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, BlackSky, Yamasa, Spaceflight Inc, Mistui Co


SpaceX puts Monday launch of 64 small satellites on hold

A scheduled launch by SpaceX on Monday out of Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc has been put on hold, with the company on Saturday citing additional pre-flight inspections. Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 17, 2018 The mission, known as SSO-A or SmallSat Express, of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites repre...
Tags: Google, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Local News, Aerospace, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Musk, Falcon, Lompoc, Nevada Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


SpaceX puts Monday launch of ambitious multiple small satellite launch on hold

A scheduled launch by SpaceX on Monday out of Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc has been put on hold, with the company on Saturday citing additional pre-flight inspections. Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 17, 2018 The mission, known as SSO-A or SmallSat Express, of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites repre...
Tags: Google, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Local News, Aerospace, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Musk, Falcon, Lompoc, Nevada Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art