Spaceflight, the main satellite rider and mission control provider, reports that it will launch 21 missionary spacecraft from the Polar India Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at the Dhaky Satish Space Center in India.
The launch is scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2019 Indian Standard Time (Sunday, March 31 PDT). There are loads on the tour including cubeat Astrocast-02 3U from Astrocast and Flock 4a in Switzerland, 20 satellite Dove next generation of Planet.
This launch represents Spaceflight's eighth launch on PSLV and with the completion of this mission, the company will have sent 95 spacecraft to orbit on PSLVs.
"PSLV tours continue to offer a reliable launch option to our customers," said Curt Blake, CEO of Spaceflight.
"By working with Antrix / ISRO and a wide range of vehicle providers, we are uniquely placed to offer our customers the greatest number of launch options. Having more flexibility at launch can reduce the negative effects of delays especially of value to organizations launching a multiple space ship. "
Spaceflight successfully launched the first test satellite of the Astrocast IoT Nanoatellit Network on its dedicated SSO-A rides mission in December 2018.
The Astrocast network of 64 cubes will extend the reach of two-way communications securely to the 90 per cent of the world that cellular networks do not currently include. Using L-Band frequencies, Astrocast form small factor modules, miniaturized antennas, and data protocol have been optimized meaning that this is the most advanced nanosatellit on the market today.
"Reliable access to space is vital to Astrocast's mission," said Fabien Jordan, Astrocast CEO. "With Spaceflight, we successfully used our first satellite and we are looking forward to the launch of PSLV as well as other tours in the near future."
In what the first Planet launch in 2019, Flock 4a will join its current precedent of more than 100 Doves, replenishing the on-orbit fleet and providing upgrades to its image imaging chain. improve image clarity, radiometric consistency and spectral precision.
This mission marks the launch of Spaceflight in 2019 and its first PSLV mission of the year following the successful launches of GTO-1, which used the first commercial moon lander in February on board SpaceX Falcon 9, and SSO. -A, historical necessity share of the mission company, which launched 64 unique small cabins in December 2018.
To date, the company has negotiated the launch of 224 satellites and has plans for around 10 journeys in 2019 launching nearly 100 payloads across a wide range of launch vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Antares, Electron, Vega, Soyuz to LauncherOne.
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Arizona: CatSat student-led mission chosen by NASA
Tucson AZ (SPX) Tue 19, 2019
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