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Spaceflight Signs Slew of Launch Customers and Ground Station Deal 

By | September 21, 2021

Spaceflight’s Sherpa-FX carried 14 spacecraft on the SXRS-3 mission in December 2020.

Spaceflight has signed a slew of new customers for rideshare and launch services, and a ground station services agreement with RBC Signals

On Tuesday, the company released a sizable list of customers for upcoming missions, including first-time customers. Spaceflight is planning several Sherpa orbital transfer vehicle missions to support these customers in various orbits. 

Spaceflight shared the names of several new customers — GeoJump, Portland State Aerospace Society, Space Products and Innovation (SPiN), Spacemanic, University of Toronto Aerospace Team, and Xona Space Systems

A number of returning customers have signed new deals as well — Astrocast, Canon Electronics, Capella Space, HawkEye 360, Orbit Fab, Loft Orbital, NASA, NearSpace Launch Inc. / Inter-Modal Holding LLC, and several undisclosed U.S. government organizations.

Separately, Spaceflight has reached a deal with RBC Signals to use its ground station network for multiple missions, with the option for continued services after. 

The companies worked together for Spaceflight’s rideshare customers on the SpaceX Transporter-2 mission on June 30. Spaceflight tested propulsion and specific maneuvers of the Sherpa-LTE1 vehicle, and RBC Signals provided space-to-ground communications in multiple bands.

“The stability of the RBC Signals ground station network gave us the confidence to execute the commands to Sherpa-LTE1 for propulsion and maneuvering,” commented Spaceflight’s Vice President of Engineering, Phil Bracken.