SpaceX Scheduled to Launch Transporter-2 Mission Friday Written 23 June 2021


SpaceX Iridium-4 Mission, 22 Dec. 2017. | Official SpaceX Photo; Wikipedia; CC0

Space News reports that five satellites from the US Space Development Agency (SDA) will launch as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-2 rideshare mission Friday. Transporter-2 “is expected to carry as many as 88 small satellites from commercial and government customers to a sun synchronous polar orbit. SDA’s five payloads include two pairs of satellites to demonstrate laser communications links, and one to demonstrate how data can be processed and analyzed autonomously aboard a satellite.”
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