On January 13, 2022, on the second SpaceX launch this year, Transporter-3 mission has been successfully accomplished. This mission was organized by global launch service integrators such as Spaceflight Inc., ExolaunchIsilaunch and others. The launch vehicle has successfully launched 105 satellites from 20 countries of the world into orbit, including:

  • 16 satellites, as part of the Alba Cluster mission, were launched by the Scottish company Alba Orbital together with partners, among them are:

o   UNICORN-2A2D and 2E picosatellites, which are the first satellites in the Alba Orbital constellation, that will provide the highest resolution Earth data at night.

o   UNICORN-1 is another picosatellite built by Alba Orbital in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).

o   PION-BR1 picosatellite is the first picosatellite developed by a Brazilian startup.

o   GRIZU-263a is the first picosatellite designed and built by the Turkish student team Grizu-263 Uzay Takımı, which is Turkey's first picosatellite launched into orbit.

o   MDQube-SAT1 is Argentina's picosatellite developed by the startup, which has turned into a space-class, Innova Space that will improve communications in Latin America's agricultural sector.

o   HADES and EASAT are picosatellites developed by the Spanish companies AMSAT-EA and Hydra Space, which are designed for satellite communications between radio amateurs.

44 SuperDove (Flock 4x) mini-satellites of the large California company Planet as part of a multi-year agreement with SpaceX signed in 2021. These 44 satellites will join the existing PlanetScope constellation in orbit, which is one of the largest constellations with approximately 200 satellites.

2 mini-satellites SATLLA-2А and SATLLA-2B, created within the framework of the project of Ariel University Research Laboratory (Israel).


 4 satellites: KEPLER-16, KEPLER-17, KEPLER-18 and KEPLER-19, created by the Canadian company named KEPLER, which supplemented their constellation of satellites in orbit.


2 LEMUR-2 minisatellites developed by the American company Spire as a part of the Nicsat program for the Australian National Intelligence Agency.

6 Fossasat-2T picosatellites of the Spanish company Fossa Systems, which plans to put about 80 satellites into orbit.

Ororatech is the first satellite, which is a part of the Forest mission, by Munich-based Ororatech in partnership with Spire, a Luxembourg-based manufacturer of small satellites.

Umbra-02 of California company Umbra, the first commercial radar satellite with high-resolution quality, weighing 65 kilograms.

2 ICEYE satellites, which will join the constellation of 13 ICEYE satellites, with each satellite weighing about 85 kilograms.

One of the largest satellites involved in the launch of Transporter-3 was Ukrainian Sich 2-30. The spacecraft integration and launch services were provided by ISISPACE (Netherlands).


The launch can be viewed here.



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