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Sherpa-AC

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Satellite deployment
Operator: Spaceflight Inc.
Contractors: Spaceflight Inc.
Equipment: CubeSat deployers
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 500 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Sherpa-AC 1 - 2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ?, Capella 9, Umbra 03, 04, ÑuSat 28, ..., TBD, GHOSt 1, 2, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Sherpa-AC 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Vigoride 3, ION-SCV 006, SELFIESAT, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, CICERO-2 1, 2, Centauri 5, VariSat 1A, 1B, 1C, PTD 3, OMD, (multiple other satellites)

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