TRANSPORTER-5 MISSION

FALCON 9

25th May 2022

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Fifth dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX

Mission

SpaceX’s SmallSat
Rideshare Program
Transporter - 5

Launch Vehicle

Falcon 9

21 satellites

  • 21 smallsats from 1U to 16U

Customers

Spire Global, Satellogic, ICEYE, NanoAvionics, Omnispace, Thales Alenia Space, Satlantis, EnduroSat, Plan-S, Spacemanic, Aalto University and Space Products and Innovation

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Launch site

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

Launch Period

May 2022

Applications

  • Optical and SAR Earth Observation

  • Maritime Surveillance

  • ADS-B Tracking

  • Internet of Things

  • Technology Demonstration

Main payload

Smallsat rideshare mission with 59 spacecraft, including cubesats, microsats, non-deploying hosted payloads, and orbital transfer vehicles.

Mission overview

In its fifth rideshare mission with SpaceX and sixteenth mission in total, Exolaunch, a global provider of launch, in-space logistics and deployment services, has launched and deployed more than 1500 kg of payload mass across 20+ satellites for its international customers from 11 countries and three continents. Exolaunch's customer satellites weighing 100+ kg and cubesats ranging up to 16U flew on May 25, 2022 operated by the SpaceX Transporter-5 mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Following the successful debut flight of the Exolaunch's novel CarboNIX 8-inch separation system for microsatellites on Transporter-4, this launch marked the premiere for EXOpod Nova, company's latest technology for optimized cubesat deployment.

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Credit: SPACEX

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Credit: SPACEX

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