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Small launch companies seek niches to compete with SpaceX rideshare


Small launch companies seek niches to compete with SpaceX rideshare Small launch vehicle developers are working to carve out niches in a market for smallsat launches that is increasingly dominated by SpaceX’s Transporter rideshare missions. The Transporter missions, which fill a Falcon 9 often with more than 100 smallsats, offer per-kilogram prices significantly below dedicated small launch vehicles. SpaceX has seen high demand for those missions and announced plans last year for a related line of missions called Bandwagon that will go to mid-inclination orbits.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Feb 11)

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