- Customers: Hawkeye 360, iQPS, Astrocast, Celestis, University of South Florida Institute of Applied Engineering, NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology program, other (undisclosed)
- Launch Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9
- Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
- Orbit: 525 km
- Total spacecraft: 16
Spaceflight deployed 16 payloads, including 15 from its next-generation orbital transfer vehicle (OTV), Sherpa-FX1, aboard the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission, also called SXRS-3. The SpaceX fully dedicated rideshare mission set a record for the number of satellites sent into orbit by a single rocket (143).
Spaceflight managed the end-to-end launch experience for 10 cubesats, four microsats and two hosted payloads. Customers onboard the launch represented both commercial and government entities from four countries, and included organizations such as HawkEye 360, iQPS, Astrocast, Celestis, and the University of South Florida Institute of Applied Engineering.
“This mission is a new milestone for Spaceflight,” senior mission manager Ryan Olcott. “Not only is it the debut flight of our next-gen Sherpa, we managed the end-to-end launch experience for 10 cubesats, four microsats and two hosted payloads — all during a global pandemic.”