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Orbiter SN1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Orbiter SN1 [Launcher]

The Orbiter, developed by Launcher, is a free flying satellite deployer.

Orbiter has a payload capacity of up to 400 kg and integrates with every CubeSat and small satellite separation system. With a propulsive capability of 500 m/s delta-V, Orbiter expands the capability of major rideshare missions and more accurately places your spacecraft in its exact orbit. The propulsion system is fueled by ethane and nitrous oxide.

Orbiter SN1, carrying (Skyline Celestial), MDQSAT 1A,1 B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1 (Sapling Sempervirens), Unicorn 2G, 2H
, was launched in January 2023. Although initial contact was established, the solar arrays failed to provide power. Due to the power failure, the satellites on board were not deployed.

Orbiter SN3, carrying Otter Pup, MDQSAT 1C and 1D andPleiades-Squared, was launched in June but quickly fell into an uncontrollable rotation following separation from its launch vehicle due to a software issue. Telemetry indicated the vehicle's onboard attitude control system had sent the spacecraft into a rapid spin after deployment. Communications contact with Orbiter SN3, was established but the craft's rotation prevented its solar panels from receiving the necessary sunlight to maintain power. As a contingency measure, the satellites were deployed early, but successfuly. But Orbiter SN3 can not fulfill its purpose as a docking target for Otter Pup.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Satellite deployment
Operator: Launcher
Contractors: Launcher
Equipment: CubeSat deployers
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Orbiter SN1 2023-001BC 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, ÑuSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, MDQSAT 1A, 1B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS-RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha
Orbiter SN2 - 2023 with ?
Orbiter SN3 2023-084AE 12.06.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with W-Series 1, Skykraft Deployer 3, Skykraft 3A, ..., 3D, ICEYE X23, X25, X26, X30, GHOSt 3, Grégoire, Runner 1, Tomorrow R2, QPS-SAR 6, ÑuSat 40, ..., 43, Aces 1, ..., 4, HOTSAT 1, AFR, DROID.001, MuSat 1, ION-SCV 011, Outpost Mission 1, EPICHyper 2, Kelpie 2, Spei Satelles, ELO 4, MRC-100, Unicorn 2I, SATLLA 2I, URESAT 1, Istanbul, ROM 2, Orbiter SN3, Otter Pup, MDQSAT 1C, 1D, Pleiades-Squared, GEI-SAT Precursor, XVI, AII-Delta, Ayris 1, 2, EIVE, Lemur-2 166, 167, 168, MISR-A 1, MISR-B 2, Tiger 4, FOSSASat FEROX 1, ..., 4, SpaceBEE 168, ..., 179
Orbiter SN4 - 202x Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ?
Orbiter SN5 - 202x with ?

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