Skykraft and SpaceX have agreed to a follow-on to the Transporter-5 launch for Skykraft’s Air Traffic Management constellation.
The second tranche of Air Traffic Management satellites will fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-6 launch in October of 2022 under a recently signed contract.
This repeat launch is part of Skykraft’s rapid progress toward the roll-out of the full constellation of more than 200 satellites in 2023.
Skykraft’s Space-based Air Traffic Management constellation will improve the safety and efficiency of global air travel by providing global surveillance and communication for all air traffic.
Skykraft is also pleased to be flying demonstration payloads for Australian National University (ANU), CSIRO, Valiant, University of Melbourne, and Swinbourne as part of the Skyride rapid space access program. These organizations are on track to have space-demonstrated payloads on the June 2022 Transporter-5 launch.
Dr. Doug Griffin, Chief Engineer of Skykraft, said, “By choosing SpaceX as our launch provider, we get regular and reliable flights to run an aggressive spiral development program and supercharge the services we can provide from space. SpaceX’s launch capability is transforming humanity’s relationship with space.”