Satellogic launches five additional satellites on SpaceX transporter-4 mission

(04 Apr 2022) Satellogic Inc. announced the launch of five additional spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The satellites were delivered to a Sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit on SpaceX's Transporter-4 mission on 1 April 2022 onboard the Falcon 9 reusable, two-stage rocket, under SpaceX's Rideshare programme. All five satellites have made contact with the company's ground station network with good health reports, bringing Satellogic's constellation total to 22 satellites in orbit.

The launch marks the first deployment of Satellogic's new Mark V satellite model. The Mark V features improved cameras, radios, computers, and other subsystems compatible with all components from previous models, offering Satellogic's customers higher quality products. The remaining satellites are four updated NewSats Mark IV model, which have increased onboard storage and upgrades to its propulsion and navigation systems. The enhancements include manufacturability and cost saving processes used in preparation for the opening of Satellogic's High-Throughput Plant, which is expected to commence production by the second half of 2022.

By Q1 2023, Satellogic expects to have 34 commercial satellites in orbit, offering up to seven daily revisits of any point of interest. The company aims to expand its constellation to over 200 satellites by 2025, in order to provide daily coverage of the entire surface of the Earth.

Reference: Satellogic PR

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