Launch Day for the PSLV C-38!

  The PSLV C-38 launch countdown is underway! At 9:29 AM IST on Friday, June 23, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be launching the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL variant rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in India.  It will hold 31 total satellites, 8 of which are owned by a Spaceflight … Continued

SmallSat Student Winners: Where are They Now?

This year will be the 25th Frank J. Redd Student Competition at SmallSat. This competition is an amazing opportunity for students to share their work on small satellite concepts and missions. At the same time, it puts these ambitious students in the spotlight with current industry professionals (and potential employers!). In the first 24 years … Continued

Spaceflight Purchases an Electron Rocket from Rocket Lab for More Frequent, Affordable Rideshare to Space

Purchase reflects an increasing demand for mid-inclination orbits from small satellite industry SEATTLE – May 17, 2017 — Spaceflight, the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced the purchase of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket to increase the frequency of its dedicated rideshare missions. The Electron is an ideal launch … Continued

Who We’re Taking to Space: KNACKSAT

The first entirely Thai-built satellite, KNACKSAT is going to be aboard Spaceflight’s SSO-A mission in 2018 KNACKSAT is going to space! KNACKSAT, an acronym for KMUTNB Academic Challenge of Knowledge SATellite, is a 1U-CubeSat satellite (roughly 10 x 10 x 10 cm, 1.3 kg) developed by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. … Continued

Employee Profile: Tony Frego

Meet Tony Frego, a mission manager at Spaceflight! Q: Describe what you do for Spaceflight. A: I’m a mission manager. I work with customers to guide them through all the launch vehicle, mission, and regulatory requirements so their spacecraft can legally and physically make it to space. Q: What interests you about space? A: The … Continued

Spacecraft Recontact Simulations

As we get closer to our SSO-A dedicated rideshare mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, our preparations have moved into high gear. We’ve got an amazing team getting ready to deploy close to 90 satellites in the same orbit. To ensure a flawless mission, we’ve brought in experts from outside who are excited to be … Continued

SSO-A Update!

We are well underway in preparations for our Dedicated Rideshare launch on a Falcon 9 (SSO-A). Right now, our first milestones have been met and everything is running according to schedule. Our engineers are completing dry runs on our integration activities, using our detailed mockups. We’ve done our first actuations of the system and have … Continued

Employee Profile: Valerie Skarupa

Meet Valerie Skarupa, Director of Government Business.  Q: What do you do for Spaceflight? A: I am the Director of Government Business for Spaceflight launch services. I provide the Department of Defense, NASA, and other Government Agencies with launch opportunities for small satellites. Q: What interests you about space? A: Everything! I am an Army … Continued

Spaceflight’s First Launch of 2017!

Final preparations are underway at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India for the launch of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying nine cubesats courtesy of Spaceflight Industries.  This mission features two of our customers; Spire Global with eight LEMUR spacecraft, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) with the BGUSat cubesat for Ben Gurion University … Continued

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