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:

  • Nov 24, 2020 – Hypernova’s 6U cubesat will launch on Transporter-3
  • Nov 18, 2020 – Transporter-1 mission delayed to January 2021, will also launch Hugo
  • Nov 14, 2020 – Outpost Demo delayed to May 2021; ADELIS-SAMSON (3 sats) will launch on Transporter-1
  • Oct 27, 2020 – NUTSAT will launch on Transporter-1
  • Oct 22, 2020 – Looks like PULSE will also launch on Transporter-1
  • Oct 21, 2020 – Redesigned the Dedicated Missions table; two Landmapper-Demo sats launching on Transporter-1; Kepler to launch 2 more GEN1 sats in 2021 with Momentus
  • Oct 14, 2020 – SOARS removed from Sherpa on the dedicated SSO mission in December 2020
  • Oct 10, 2020 – The first dedicated SSO mission is scheduled for December 18, 2020; Exolaunch will have payloads on all three planned dedicated rideshare missions
  • Oct 2, 2020 – Added numbering to the Momentus Vigoride missions; added satellites TROPICS Pathfinder, BroncoSat-1, FEES-2, ORESAT0, BHAARATHIYA-SAT, Neptuno, SMPOD-03; updated names of some payloads (SteamSat, AuroraSat, Quadpack)
  • Oct 1, 2020 – Momentus will launch up to 24 VariSats over several SSO mission between Q4 2021 and 2023
  • 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

Announced payloads or customers without an assigned mission:


Dedicated Missions

Date Mission Orbit
January 14, 2021 SpaceX Transporter-1 SSO
June 2021 SpaceX Transporter-2 SSO
December 2021 SpaceX Transporter-3 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
Dec 2020 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Jan 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Feb 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Feb 2021 SSO likely SARah 1
Mar 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
Apr 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
May 2021 LEO, 53° Starlink ?
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 ?

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