VP Tony Frego appointed to COMSTAC

We’re excited to announce that our very own Vice President of Mission Management Tony Frego has been appointed to COMSTAC, the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee. It’s a tremendous honor for Tony (and by association, the entire Spaceflight team!) to have a seat at the U.S. Department of Transportation table supporting the FAA and the … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. and Rocket Factory Partner to Fly Sherpa OTVs on Future RFA Launches from Europe 

Agreement combines rideshare and last-mile delivery expertise with emerging small launcher for frequent, cost-effective launches throughout Europe SEATTLE / PARIS  – September 19, 2022 – At the International Astronautical Congress 2022 (IAC), Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for upcoming launches with Rocket … Continued

Sherpa-AC Update from Orbit

You may remember that we successfully launched our first Sherpa-AC orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) in late May onboard SpaceX’s Transporter 5.  Typically our missions are complete shortly after launch, deployment and successful contact, but our Sherpa-AC1 mission is just getting started! As a refresher, Sherpa-AC, named for its “Attitude Control” capabilities, augments our base free-flying … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. Taps Global Launch Vehicle Portfolio to Take Fast-Growing Astrocast IoT Constellation to Orbit

Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) to launch the four nanosatellites in October 2022 under commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of ISRO SEATTLE –  September 12, 2022 – Spaceflight, the leading global launch services provider, today announced it will launch four Astrocast 3U spacecraft aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. and SAB Partner to Fly Sherpa OTVs on Arianespace Vega Missions

Agreement expands availability of last-mile smallsat delivery via European missions SEATTLE / Logan UT  – August 8, 2022 – Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, today announced it signed an agreement with SAB Launch Services S.r.l. (SAB LS) to fly its Sherpa® orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) on Arianespace Vega missions. The agreement extends … Continued

Good Vibes: Next Propulsive Sherpa Clears Vibration Testing

Our next Sherpa orbital transfer vehicle is closer to launch! Our chemical propulsion OTV, Sherpa-LTC, which will fly on an upcoming Starlink mission, recently underwent rigorous vibration testing at NTS’s Santa Clarita facility.  Happy to report, Sherpa-LTC2 has now been validated for flight loads. Working together with Astro Digital, the Spaceflight engineering team designed a … Continued

Customer Profile: Missile Defense Agency

Transporter 5, a dedicated rideshare mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida in May 2022. Onboard the mission was Spaceflight Inc. customer Missile Defense Agency (MDA), who launched two CubeSat Networked Communications Experiment (CNCE) Block 2 CubeSats. The launch of Block 2 followed the successful launch and deployment of its … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. Successfully Debuts its Latest OTV, Sherpa-AC 

Spaceflight launches five customer payloads aboard SpaceX’s Transporter 5 SEATTLE – May 25, 2022 – Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, today announced it has contacted its Sherpa-AC vehicle and confirmed the vehicle is operating nominally.  This is the debut launch of Sherpa-AC, the latest variation in the company’s Sherpa orbital transfer vehicle … Continued

Introducing Sherpa-AC

The newest member of our Sherpa orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) family is ready to fly!  Our first Sherpa-AC is scheduled to fly on Transporter 5, a SpaceX rideshare scheduled to launch soon out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. It will be carrying hosted payloads for Xona Space and NearSpace Launch.  Sherpa-AC, named for its “Attitude Control” … Continued

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