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:

  • Jul 29, 2020 – Specified more payloads flying on Sherpa-FX
  • Jul 20, 2020 – SEOPS’s deployment system will launch on an unspecified mission
  • Jul 16, 2020 – Specified some of the payloads flying on Sherpa-FX
  • Jul 15, 2020 – Spaceflight’s Sherpa-FX tug will launch on the December 2020 dedicated mission, carrying 16 satellites
  • Jul 2, 2020 – Momentus will also carry payload for ISILaunch on the first dedicated mission in December
  • Jul 1, 2020 – Added new payloads to the December 2020 SSO mission based on the Reddit wiki list: TunaCan, SW1FT/SEZ
  • Jun 30, 2020 – Exolaunch will help launch a satellite for NanoAvionics on the December 2020 SSO launch and another satellite in 2021
  • Jun 17, 2020 – Spaceflight booked slots on several SSO launches in 2020 and 2021; Momentus will help launch SPARTAN and QMR-KWT on the SSO mission in February 2021
  • Jun 14, 2020 – SpaceX will also launch OSAM-2 in 2022
  • Jun 13, 2020 – The dedicated mission in December 2020 will also launch GNOMES-2
  • Jun 11, 2020 – Exolaunch will help launch YAM-3 on the December 2020 SSO launch and another satellite in 2021
  • Jun 10, 2020 – The second set of SkySats will launch on a Starlink mission in July
  • Jun 5, 2020 – Two BlackSky satellites will launch on the Starlink v1-9 mission
  • Jun 4, 2020 – The dedicated mission in June 2021 will also launch OrbAstro (on Vigoride)

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 13, 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-8 Skysat 16–18
Jul 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-9 BlackSky Global (2 sats)
Jul 2020 SSO SAOCOM 1B Sequoia, GNOMES-1
Aug 2020 190+ km, 53° Starlink v1-10 Skysat 19–21
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, SPARTAN, QMR-KWT
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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