The SSO-A mission is the largest single rideshare mission from a US-based launch vehicle to date and represents Spaceflight´s integration of an entire Falcon-9. The mission is an extremely exciting mission as it is dedicated solely to smallsats, with 64 small spacecraft from 34 organizations and 17 countries, a momentous milestone for Spaceflight. It is also exciting for KSAT, as we are supporting most of the commercial payloads on this rideshare on the KSATLite network, a ground network optimized for small satellites and big constellations.
Spaceflight´s SSO-A Smallsat Express mission marks a historic U.S industry first and the beginning of a new Lite era for KSAT
With only a few days to go until the historic SSO-A SmallSat Express launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon-9, the involved LEOP teams at KSAT are working intensely, preparing to support the large number of smallsat customers on this mission, many of whom are launching for the first time.