Sherpa-FX [Spaceflight Inc.]
The Sherpa-FX, developed by Spaceflight Inc., is a free flying satellite deployer.
The first mission is Sherpa-FX 1, which will deploy following satellites: Hawk 2A, 2B, 2C, Astrocast 0101, ..., 0105, PTD 1, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C, Prometheus-2 10. The Umbra-SAR 2001 satellite, which was also to be deployed, has been replaced by a non-seperable mass model. In addition to the separable payloads, there will be up to four, approximately 1U-sized, hosted payloads. These hosted payloads will be non-separating and will deorbit with the Sherpa-FX1 structure. The planned hosted payloads consist of the following:
SOARS (Space Object Automated Reporting Systems), a payload to be provided by Keplerian Technologies that consists of a UHF transponder to communicate with that company’s ground stations. It had originally been planned to be launched as SOARS on the maiden Astra Rocket-3.0 launch, but it has also been removed from the Sherpa-FX 1 mission.
|Type / Application:||Satellite deployment|
|Configuration:||ION mk01 platform|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||500 km SSO|
|Sherpa-FX 1||2021-006CB||24.01.2021||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink v1.0 R1-1, ..., R1-10, QPS-SAR 2, Capella 3, 4, ICEYE X8, X9, XR 1, GHGSat C2, Hawk 2A, 2B, 2C, ION-SCV 002, AII-Charlie, Hiber 4, ASELSAT, PIXL 1, SOMP 2b, IDEASSat, YUSAT 1, UVSQ-SAT, V-R3x 1, 2, 3, Flock-4s 1, ..., 48, Kepler 8, ..., 15, Astrocast 0101, ..., 0105, SpaceBEE 40, ..., 75, Lemur-2 130, ..., 137, PTD 1, Prometheus-2 10, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C|
|Sherpa-FX 2||-||2021||CC||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with (SpaceX Transporter-2)|