Transporter-4 Rideshare : CCSFS SLC-40 : 1 April 2022 (16:24 UTC)

Launch targeting April 1, 2022 on Falcon 9 (booster 1061.7) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station SLC-40 to SSO. Fairing recovery is expected from the water.

On this flight are 40 spacecraft, including CubeSats, Microsats, picosats, hosted payloads, and an orbital transfer vehicle.

Going over the list, I have found a satellite that is coordinated.


Launch time: 16:24 UTC

T4 Satellite deployment times:

00:14:00	EnMAP deploys
00:16:41	LEO-1 deploys
00:17:30	GNOMES-3 deploys
00:28:43	2nd stage engine restarts (SES-2)
00:28:45	2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:08:28	2nd stage engine restarts (SES-3)
01:08:29	2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-3)
01:14:42	ARCSAT deploys
01:14:54	AlfaCrux deploys
01:15:07	12 Swarm spacecraft deploy
01:16:22	Shakuntala deploys
01:16:39	BD-Sat deploys
01:17:08	BRO-7 deploys
01:17:28	NewSat-27 deploys
01:17:44	NewSat-23 deploys
01:18:43	NewSat-24 deploys
01:20:18	NewSat-25 deploys
01:22:48	NewSat-26 deploys
01:23:25	Hawk 4C deploys
01:23:36	Hawk 4B deploys
01:24:13	Hawk 4A deploys
01:25:46	MP42 deploys
01:25:58	Lynk Tower 01 deploys
01:26:17	SCV-005 Almighty Alexius deploys

If you have more details or can provide them, please add them to this Topic.

Some details can be found via the following link another link

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I found PlantSat https://plantsat.spel.cl/ which is on the list and as a request for coordination. Have not been accepted or declined and also they have not posted any freq info. IARU Sat Coordinator

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Let’s all do the tracking and info gathering here (as we always do on mega-launches):

Transporter 4

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Hi all,

I can confirm, BDSat is onboard of T4. I already created and issue on satnogs-ops no. #224.

I you’ll need any additional info, please let me know. Thanks!

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Hey @kapjp1 welcome to the community!

I’ve added some questions in the gitlab issue.

Also feel free to join the other communication channels like the matrix channel that will help you to communicate more directly with the community.

Finally if you have any info for preliminary TLE let us know here. Probably there will be produced some by celestrak as in the previous transporter launches but until now I don’t see anything.


For adding the rest of the satellites for this launch to anyone who wants to help, please either open an issue in gitlab or suggest directly the satellites in DB by being logged in and hit the edit button in the satellites page. For temporary NORAD IDs please use values from 99408 and bellow.

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Lots of info here, especially last page/photo :SpaceX F9 : Transporter-4 Rideshare : CCSFS SLC-40 : 1 April 2022 (16:24 UTC)

GNOMES-3, Hawkeye Cluster 4 (total of 3), EnMAP, Lynk

[edit - Cluster 4 is reference to ‘Hawkeye Cluster 4’ which consists of 3 satellites - added references for GNOMES-3 and Hawkeye)

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April 1: 40% GO w/ primary concerns being cumulus/thick clouds, electric field rule
24hr delay: 40% GO w/ concerns being the same as the 1st w/ low-mod upper lvl wind risk
72hr delay: 70% GO w/ primary concern being cumulus clouds

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New weather forecast even worse…

April 1: 30% GO w/ primary concerns being cumulus/thick clouds, electric field rule w/ solar activity low-mod
24hr delay: 50% GO w/ concerns being the same as the 1st w/ low-mod upper lvl wind risk and low-mod solar activity
72hr delay: 80% GO w/ primary concern being cumulus clouds

BRO-7 is on this launch as well, references here and here

Satellite name : BRO-7
Launch date : NET April 2022
Launcher : SpaceX
Launch Pad : Cape Canaveral, Florida

BRO-6 slated for April as well but with a Rocket Labs launch (TBD)

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Always helpful to see pre-launch TLEs for missions like this:

https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/transporter-4.txt

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Here are our own TLE for BDSat

BDSat-Spacemanic
1 11111U 22998A   22091.73675925  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00006
2 11111  97.4160 174.3031 0017198 214.4262 198.2450 15.24344423520008
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Alpha Crux
NuSAT 23-27 (4 total)
SpaceBee 127-139? (12 total)
LEO-1 (no other info found - from SpaceIntel101 twitter post today - updated)

I’ve used the TLE from the team by changing to the temporary NORAD ID we use in DB.

BDSat-Spacemanic
1 99409U 22998A   22091.73675925  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00002
2 99409  97.4160 174.3031 0017198 214.4262 198.2450 15.24344423520004

BDSat is now available for scheduling in Network. Reminder for station owners, as the TLE set is preliminary don’t schedule to far in the future as the TLE may change. Also use the custom option in observations/new page and select horizon to 0, this will allow to schedule the whole pass increasing the chances to receive the satellite if passes earlier or later than the expected.

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One more reminder, if you are interested on any other of the payloads of this launch, either open an issue in gitlab or suggest directly the satellites in DB by being logged in and hit the edit button in the satellites page. For temporary NORAD IDs please use values from 99408 and bellow.

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BDSat-Spacemanic-flight
1 11112U 22997A   22091.73621528  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00006
2 11112  97.4047 174.3154 0009812 213.1136 196.4385 15.23001322810005

New TLE from after-launch telemetry reported by SpaceX. Feel free to use, just adjust the NORAD ID.

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TLE are adjusted and updated in DB and Network.

BDSat-Spacemanic
1 99409U 22997A   22091.73621528  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00001
2 99409  97.4047 174.3154 0009812 213.1136 196.4385 15.23001322810000
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks to Joao PU4JJP additional information on AlfaCrux may be found here.
https://lodestar.aerospace.unb.br/projects/alfacrux/radio

Good hunting!

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A distinct lack of detailed information on that site. e.g. Telemetry formats, exact details on framing, which of the multiple modulations listed is actually going to be used initially…

The satellite isn’t in the DB, no suggestion or issue was opened for it. Probably nobody is interested on tracking this satellite.

small adjustment to BDSAT TLE, just quickly observed time shift. More corrections as usual in upcoming days.

BDSat-Spacemanic
1 99409U 22997A   22091.73688658  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00008
2 99409  97.4047 174.3154 0009812 213.1136 196.4385 15.23001322810000
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