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 21, 2020 – The first dedicated mission will launch InOrbit Now + Vigoride will also carry LabSat
  • May 19, 2020 – The dedicated mission in December 2020 will also launch LINCS
  • May 15, 2020 – Momentus will carry Alba Cluster 3 on the first dedicated mission in December
  • May 14, 2020 – Umbra SAR-2001 will launch on the first dedicated mission; Momentus Vigoride will carry a Sen EarthTV satellite in the summer of 2020 and then four more in 2022
  • May 13, 2020 – SkySats 16–18 will launch on Starlink v1-8 and SkySats 19–21 this summer
  • May 12, 2020 – SpaceX’s first dedicated smallsat mission is planned for December 16, 2020 and will also launch the XR-1 satellite
  • May 7, 2020 – NASA’s PTD-1 satellite will launch on a SpaceX rideshare mission in December 2020
  • Apr 22, 2020 – Momentus Vigoride will carry 12 SpaceBee satellites in Dec 2020 and additional ones in 2021 and 2022
  • Apr 19, 2020 – SkySats 16–18 will probably launch on some later Starlink mission, not v1-6
  • Apr 14, 2020 – Exolaunch added to the December 2020 SSO launch; SAOCOM 1B delayed from March
  • Apr 2, 2020 – IRIS-A added to the Feb 2021 shared launch
  • Mar 20, 2020 – VZLUSAT-2 will launch in December instead of CScube
  • Mar 9, 2020 – Added several new Momentus Vigoride and two new payloads (CScube and RADCUBE)

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 Momentus VigorideSen EarthTV
Dec 2021 SSO, 500–600 km Momentus Vigoride

Other Shared Missions

Date Orbit Primary payload Secondary payload
Jun 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-8 Skysat 16–18
Jul 2020 SSO SAOCOM 1B Sequoia, GNOMES-1
Summer 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink Skysat 19–21
Jul 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Aug 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
Sep 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink ?
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 Momentus Vigoride – NuX-1, IRIS-A
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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