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:

  • Sep 10, 2020 – Gossamer will launch with Momentus on the SSO launch in February 2021; TAGSAT-1 added to Sherpa on the December 2020 SSO launch
  • Sep 9, 2020 – YAM-3 was moved from the December 2020 SSO launch to June 2021
  • Sep 6, 2020 – Kepler will have saveral satellites on the SSO mission in December 2020
  • Sep 5, 2020 – Momentus will launch TROPICS Pathfinder cubesat for NASA no later than June 2021
  • Sep 3, 2020 – Momentus will also carry two PocketPod deployers for Fossa Systems on the SSO mission in February 2021
  • Aug 31, 2020 – Capella Space is launching two Whitney-class satellites on the SSO mission in December 2020
  • Aug 30, 2020 – Tyvak-0172 is launching with SAOCOM 1B
  • Aug 24, 2020 – Sequioa not launching with SAOCOM 1B after all
  • Aug 21, 2020 – Sherpa-NG is launching on the SSO mission in February 2021
  • Aug 15, 2020 – Viasat’s XVI satellite is likely launching on the SSO mission in February 2021
  • Aug 14, 2020 – The dedicated mission in June 2021 will also launch 4 sats for Kleos Space as part of Polar Vigilance Mission
  • Aug 13, 2020 – Momentus will also carry a payload for Astrogate Labs in December 2021 and the REVELA sat in February 2021
  • Aug 6, 2020 – PredSAR satellite will launch on an unspecified mission in the spring of 2021
  • Aug 5, 2020 – 24 SpaceBees will fly on the December 2020 dedicated mission with Exolaunch; Momentus will help launch a sat for Lockheed in February 2021

Announced payloads or customers without an assigned mission:


Dedicated Missions

Date Orbit Payloads
Dec 16, 2020 SSO, 500–600 km
Jun 2021 SSO, 500–600 km
Dec 2021 SSO, 500–600 km Momentus VigorideAstrogate Labs

Other Shared Missions

Date Orbit Primary payload Secondary payload
✔️ Jun 13, 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-8 Skysat 16–18
✔️ Aug 7, 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-9 BlackSky Global (2 sats)
✔️ Aug 18, 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-10 Skysat 19–21
✔️ Aug 31, 2020 SSO SAOCOM 1B GNOMES-1, Tyvak-0172
Oct 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Nov 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Dec 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Jan 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Feb 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Feb 2021 SSO, 450 x 450 km likely SARah 1
Mar 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Apr 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
May 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Jun 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Jul 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Aug 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Sep 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Oct 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Nov 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Dec 2021 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?

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