Spaceflight to Fly Orbital Transfer Vehicle Through SpaceX Rideshare Arrangement

SXRS-3 mission
SXRS-3 mission

Spaceflight has unveiled a space vehicle the company intends to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as part of a rideshare mission to deploy multiple customer spacecraft and hosted payloads.

The Sherpa-FX orbital transfer vehicle will carry 16 spacecraft for public and private sector customers that include NASA, HawkEye 360, Loft Orbital, iQPS, Astrocast and the University of South Florida, Spaceflight said Wednesday.

The mission, dubbed SXRS-3, will also transport one payload for space burial service provider Celestis and several technologies intended for spacecraft identification and tracking.

“In-space transportation is essential to meeting our customer’s specific needs to get their spacecraft delivered to orbit exactly when and where they want it," said Grant Bonin, senior vice president of business development at Spaceflight.

Sherpa-FX is built to generate telemetry data and is part of the company's Sherpa-NG portfolio.

You may also be interested in...

Microsoft

Microsoft Launches Virtual Desktop for Azure Gov’t Customers

Microsoft has made desktop virtualization service generally available to customers of the Azure Government cloud platform in an effort to help agencies manage remote workload. The Azure Gov Team wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the Windows Virtual Desktop supports a zero-trust approach for securing remote workforce, devices, data and applications.

Matthew Bromberg

Pratt & Whitney to Study F-35 Propulsion Tech Upgrade Options; Matthew Bromberg Quoted

Raytheon Technologies' Pratt & Whitney business has received a $1.5M contract from the Department of Defense's F-35 Joint Program Office to explore propulsion system development requirements for the fighter aircraft's next configuration.

Enrique Oti CTO Second Front Systems

Air Force Vet Enrique Oti Joins Second Front Systems as CTO

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Enrique Oti has been named chief technology officer of San Francisco-based software developer Second Front Systems.