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Precious Payload Weekly Smallsat News: September 12 — 18


Here’s what you need to know about the recent smallsat headlines.


Launch updates


🇺🇸Blue Origin’s New Shepard, which carried 36 payloads onboard and suffered an engine failure upon its second launch, safely recovered its capsule. [Spacewatchglobal]


🇺🇸Rocket Lab successfully launched the StriX-1 radar imaging satellite for 🇯🇵Synspective. [SmallSatNews]


🇺🇸Exos Aerospace aims to conduct two commercial rideshare suborbital launches of its latest reusable rocket SRLV in Q2 2023, turning it around for the second flight in under a week. Booking a suborbital launch with Exos is available via 🇺🇸/ 🇦🇪/ 🇩🇪Precious Payload’s Launch.ctrl platform. [Space Channel]


🇺🇸Spaceflight to launch four 🇨🇭Astrocast 3U satellites to SSO onboard a 🇮🇳PSLV mission scheduled for October 2022 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. [Smallsatnews]





🇺🇸Vestigo Aerospace raised $375,000 through the SBIR Phase II-E contract for manufacturing their product line of dragsails designed for launch in 2023. [ParabolicArc]


🇺🇸Morpheus Space raised $28M in funds, which will help establish their newly planned factory in 🇩🇪Dresden for the production of propulsion systems. [SpaceNews]


🇩🇰GomSpace gets contracted by 🇫🇷Unseen Labs for $4M to deliver six additional satellites for Unseen by Q3/Q4 of 2023. [Spacewatchglobal]




🇫🇮Iceye to partner with 🇪🇸Satlantis for the launch of its radar and optical imaging satellites for the Tandem4EO constellation. [ViaSatellite]


🇺🇸Sidus Space signed an MoU with 🇺🇸Momentus for launch options for launching its LizzieSat satellites utilizing Momentus’ Vigoride and utilization of the constellation data. [ParabolicArc]


🇨🇦GHGSat signed a deal with 🇺🇸Spire Global where Spire will launch three 16U satellites in 2023 that will each carry one of GHGSat’s methane-tracking payloads. [Spacewatchglobal]


🇪🇸Satlantis signed a contract with 🇸🇪OHB to buy two multispectral satellites for integration into its InnoSat platform for launch in 2024. [Spacewatchglobal]


🇮🇹Telespazio will integrate data from 🇨🇦NorthStar’s three space domain awareness satellites (manufactured by 🇺🇸Spire Global) for tracking debris and near-Earth orbit spacecraft. The launch is planned for early 2023. [SpaceNews]



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