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:

  • Jul 18, 2021 – SpaceX will launch at least one Korean sat for KAI
  • Jul 10, 2021 – Exolaunch will help launch 8 sats in 2 PocketPODs on Transporter-3; KILI-1 will launch on Transporter-4
  • Jul 1, 2021 – Momentus Vigoride removed from Transporter-4, won’t launch until June 2022
  • Jun 30, 2021 – Transporter-2 successfully launched, manifest updated
  • Jun 29, 2021 – Added to the Transporter-2 manifest: 3 Starlinks, TROPICS Pathfinder and PACE-1; Transporter-3 will carry WVSAT
  • Jun 25, 2021 – Transporter-2 will carry 88 satellites in total (but no Starlinks, it looks like)
  • Jun 24, 2021 – Centauri 4 and additional SpaceBee sats to be launched on Transporter-2; total of 4 ICEYE sats will launch on Transporter-2; Guardian to be launched on Transporter-3
  • Jun 19, 2021 – VZLUSAT-2 moved to Transporter-3; HERON MkII moved to Transporter-4
  • Jun 18, 2021 – Additional Umbra satellites will launch on various Transporter missions

Announced payloads or customers without an assigned mission

Delayed payloads from previous missions

AuroraSat-1, Alba Cluster 3 (DelfiPQ, Grizu-263a, HADES, TRSI-2, EASAT-2, 3x Unicorn, SATTLA-2), STEAMSAT, LabSat, SW1FT/SEZ, NUTSATBroncoSat-1Guardian-Alpha, FEES-2, ORESAT0GossamerIRIS-A, TROPICS Pathfinder, SteamSat-2, Kepler-16, Kepler-17, STORK (3 sats), TRSI-3, SanoSat-1, Challenger, Landmapper-Demo6+Demo7, CPOD A+B, Canary Hatchling, CSharkPilot-1 (FossaSat-2E), FossaSat-2C, FossaSat-2D, FossaSat-2F, Laika (FossaSat-2B), SanoSat-1, Dodona, REVELA, BHAARATHIYA-SAT, SMPOD-03QMR-KWT, Astrogate Labs, SSPD-1, Pixxel, Skykraft, NuX-1, PlantSat, SAI-2, SelfieSat


Dedicated Missions

Date Mission Orbit
✅ January 24, 2021 SpaceX Transporter-1 (143 satellites) SSO
✅ June 30, 2021 SpaceX Transporter-2 (88 satellites) SSO
December 2021 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
Q2 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
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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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