Sherpa-AC 1 [Spaceflight Inc.]
The Sherpa-AC, developed by Spaceflight Inc., is a free flying satellite deployer featuring chemical propulsion.
Sherpa-AC augments the base Sherpa-FX with key capabilities to make it ideal for servicing hosted payloads. In addition to the Sherpa-FX functionality, Sherpa-AC includes a flight computer, attitude knowledge & control, an electrical power system (solar panels, batteries, etc.), and basic 2-way RF communications. In addition to deploying multiple satellites, Sherpa-AC is well-suited for accommodating hosted payloads in LEO for up to a year.
The first mision, Sherpa-AC 1, carries two hosted payloads:
|Type / Application:||Satellite deployment|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||500 km SSO|
|Sherpa-AC 1||2022-057AH||25.05.2022||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Umbra 03, ICEYE X17, ..., X20, X24, —uSat 28, ..., 31, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C, CICERO-2 1, 2, Sherpa-AC 1, ION-SCV 006, Guardian 1, SBUDNIC, Vigoride 3, SelfieSat, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, Urdaneta-Armsat 1, Spark 2, AMS, CNCE 4, 5, Platform 1, BroncoSat 1, Foresail 1, Planetum 1, SPiN 1, Connecta T1.1, Centauri 5, Lemur-2 152, Lemur-2 153, ..., 156, VariSat 1C, PTD 3, CPOD A, B, OMD 1|