Smallsat Rideshare Missions

SpaceX Transporter-1 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
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  • This list might be incomplete

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Changelog:

  • Dec 3, 2021 – Skykraft to deploy several payloads during Transporter-5 and Transporter-6
  • Dec 2, 2021 – TechEdSat-15 might be launching on Transporter-3
  • Nov 30, 2021 – Two BlackSky satellites will launch on the Starlink 4-3 mission
  • Nov 19, 2021 – NanoAvionics MP42 to launch on Transporter-4
  • Nov 13, 2021 – New launch date for Transporter-9; NanoAvionic’s 16U nanosat to launch in 2023
  • Nov 11, 2021 – Veery-FS1 satellite might launch on Transporter-5
  • Nov 10, 2021 – Czech satellite Planetum-1 to launch on Transporter-5 with Exolaunch
  • Nov 6, 2021 – Plan-S satellites to possibly launch on Transporter-5 a Transporter-6
  • Nov 5, 2021 – SelfieSat likely to launch on Transporter-5 and HYPSO-1 on Transporter-3
  • Oct 27, 2021 – MBZ-SAT to launch in H2 2023; Bravo satellite launched on the Vega rocket

Announced payloads or customers without an assigned mission

  • Additional XR satellite(s)
  • Satellogic (additional satellites on some Starlink missions)
  • Three more La Jument satellites for Lockheed in 2022
  • VariSat (up to 24 sats between 2021 and 2023 on SSO missions)
  • Sen EarthTV (several sats in 2022)
  • Lunasonde (several Gossamer sats on mutiple launches in 2022 with Exolaunch)
  • OrbAstro (ORB-6 satellites on three launches in 2022)
  • Orbital Sidekick GHOSt (2022)
  • Qosmosys (two sats in 2022 and two options for 2023)
  • Lynk (more sats in 2022)
  • MBZ-SAT (H2 2023)
  • NanoAvionics (16U nanosatellite in H1 2023)
  • Planet (many more sats to be launched between 2022 and 2025)
  • Fasat (10 Chilean satellites to be launched between 2021 and 2024)
  • Momentus Vigoride (on one of the upcoming Starlink missions)
  • KAI (mid-sized sat in 2023, possibly more)

Delayed payloads from previous missions

STEAMSAT, LabSat, SW1FT/SEZ, NUTSATBroncoSat-1Guardian-Alpha, FEES-2, ORESAT0, IRIS-A, SteamSat-2, Kepler-16, Kepler-17, STORK (3 sats), Challenger, Landmapper-Demo6+Demo7, CPOD A+B, Canary Hatchling, FossaSat-2C, FossaSat-2D, FossaSat-2F, Laika (FossaSat-2B), SanoSat-1, XVI, PredaSARDodona, REVELA, BHAARATHIYA-SAT, SMPOD-03, Astrogate Labs, SSPD-1, Pixxel, NuX-1, PlantSat, SAI-2


Dedicated Missions

Date Mission Orbit
✅ January 24, 2021 SpaceX Transporter-1 (143 satellites) SSO
✅ June 30, 2021 SpaceX Transporter-2 (88 satellites) SSO
January 2022 SpaceX Transporter-3 SSO
March 2022 SpaceX Transporter-4 SSO
June 2022 SpaceX Transporter-5 SSO
October 2022 SpaceX Transporter-6 SSO
April 2023 SpaceX Transporter-7 SSO
June 2023 SpaceX Transporter-8 SSO
Q4 2023 SpaceX Transporter-9 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
✅ Dec 2, 2021 LEO, 53.2° Starlink 4-3 BlackSky Global (2 sats)
Dec 2022 LEO, 53° Starlink? Lynk (6 sats)

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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