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

Who’s onboard Transporter 5?

Next up on the launch pad is Transporter 5, a SpaceX rideshare mission scheduled to launch in May out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. We’re especially excited for our five launch customers onboard: Xona Space, NearSpace Launch, Missile Defense Agency, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  We’ll be taking 5 spacecraft, including 2 hosted payloads onboard our Sherpa … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. Prepares to Launch its 50th Mission 

With five launches already completed this year, the company will reach major milestone, orchestrating launches for nearly 450 spacecraft  SEATTLE – April 21, 2022 — Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, is preparing for its 50th mission, which will launch aboard a Rocket Lab Electron no earlier than April 22. The RL-9 mission, … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. Named Finalist in GeekWire’s Innovation of the Year Award

Spaceflight’s Sherpa in-space transportation vehicle selected as one of region’s key market innovations  SEATTLE, March 29, 2022 – Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, today announced that it was named a finalist in the Innovation of the Year category for the upcoming GeekWire Awards. After a month-long community nomination and judging process, Spaceflight’s … Continued

RL-11 to Launch More BlackSky Earth- Imaging Satellites

Rocket Lab announced the launch window for our next dedicated mission (RL-11) for BlackSky — it opens April 1, 2022 UTC. Scheduled to launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A, the Rocket Lab “Without Mission A Beat” will carry two more BlackSky rapid-revisit, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellites to low Earth orbit (430km circular), and … Continued

Spaceflight Inc. and Astrocast Extend Launch Contract

Additional missions provide flexibility and support for growing IoT constellation SEATTLE – March 22, 2022 — Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, today announced an extended multi-launch agreement (MLA) with long-time customer, Internet of Things (IoT) constellation developer, Astrocast. This agreement will add two missions to accommodate Astrocast’s fast-growing IoT constellation which helps … Continued

Statement about SpaceX relationship

As some may know, the SpaceX Rideshare Team sent an email on Friday morning to an undisclosed list of rideshare customers. It said: “For awareness, we will no longer be flying or working with Spaceflight Industries after currently manifested missions. We look forward to reliably launching all customers currently on manifest and growing our relationships … Continued

Astra-1 Success!

Our maiden flight with Astra, dubbed “Astra-1,” successfully lifted off Tuesday, March 15 from the Pacific Spaceport on Kodiak Island Alaska. It successfully deployed all payloads from our customers, Portland State Aerospace Society and an undisclosed organization. while NearSpace Launch’s hosted payload will remain onboard. Read more about the payloads. This is the first launch … Continued

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