Smallsat Rideshare Missions

SpaceX Smallsat Rideshare payload stack (Credit: SpaceX)

  • The information on this page is partially based on unofficial sources and educated guesses and is subject to change
  • Dates are in UTC
  • Clicking the date leads to the source of that information
  • This list might be incomplete

Relevant links:

Changelog:

  • May 15, 2021 – Final secondary payload on Starlink v1-26 is Tyvak-0130; MINAS and another LEMUR sat might be launching on Transporter-2
  • May 13, 2021 – Capella-6 confirmed for Starlink v1-26 along with a second unspecified payload; Momentus payloads won’t launch on Transporter-2 due to licencing issue; Lynk satellites will launch on Transporter-3 and two other rideshare missions in 2022; Capella-5 will launch on Transporter-2
  • May 11, 2021 – YAM-2 to be deployed by Spacedflight on Transporter-2
  • May 4, 2021 – Updated Momentus VR-1 payloads flying on Transporter-2; XVI and PredaSAR moved to delayed payloads; Capella-5/6 might be launching on Starlink v1-26
  • May 1, 2021 – Updated payloads flying on SHERPAs on Transporter-2
  • Apr 13, 2021 – Exolaunch Reliant space tug might launch on Transporter-4
  • Apr 11, 2021 – EG-3 satellite might launch on Transporter-2
  • Apr 4, 2021 – Transporter-4 might carry Geometric-1 containing several cubesats
  • Mar 30, 2021 – Momentus payloads on Transporter-2 split into VR-1 and VR-2
  • Mar 26, 2021 – Mars Demo-1 payload moved from Transporter-2 to Transporter-3
  • Mar 25, 2021 – TUBIN will launch on Transporter-2 and Alba Cluster 4 will launch on Transporter-3

Announced payloads or customers without an assigned mission:


Dedicated Missions

Date Mission Orbit
✅ January 24, 2021 SpaceX Transporter-1 (143 satellites) SSO
July 2021 SpaceX Transporter-2 SSO
December 2021 SpaceX Transporter-3 SSO
June 2022 SpaceX Transporter-4? SSO

Other Shared Missions

Date Orbit Primary payload Secondary payload
✅ Jun 13, 2020 LEO, 53° Starlink v1-8 Skysat 16–18
✅ Aug 7, 2020 LEO, 53° Starlink v1-9 BlackSky Global (2 sats)
✅ Aug 18, 2020 LEO, 53° Starlink v1-10 Skysat 19–21
✅ Aug 31, 2020 SSO SAOCOM 1B GNOMES-1, Tyvak-0172
✅ May 15, 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink v1-26 Capella-6 + Tyvak-0130
Jun 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Jul 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Aug 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Sep 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Oct 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Nov 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Dec 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
March 2022 SSO ?

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Bob

Do you know approximate % capacity allotted, based on assigned satellites to a Transporter mission? For example, is there room still on Trans-2? Enough for SARah-1? Thanks