SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program will provide small satellite operators with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to SSO for ESPA class payloads for as low as $2.25M per mission, which includes up to 150 kg of payload mass.
Unlike traditional rideshare opportunities, these missions will not be dependent on a primary. These missions will be pre-scheduled and will not be held up by delays with co-passengers.
For payloads who run into development or production challenges leading up to launch, SpaceX will allow them to apply 100% of monies paid towards the cost of rebooking on a subsequent mission (rebooking fees may apply).
Rideshare missions accommodate customer payloads on 15” or 24” ESPA ports. Cubesats can be aggregated and launched on a customer provided, ESPA-compatible deployer.
In addition, a single slot on top of the stack is also available for larger spacecraft interfacing with a 937mm, 1194mm clampband or a standard 1575mm bolt circle--please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
With SpaceX’s SmallSat Program, if you are ready to fly during the scheduled launch period, you will fly. Dedicated rideshare missions will not be delayed by co-passenger readiness. Passengers who run into delays that prevent them from launching can apply 100% of monies paid towards the cost of rebooking on a subsequent mission. Depending on timing of change rebooking fees may apply.
Falcon 9 was designed from the ground up for maximum reliability. Falcon 9’s simple two-stage configuration minimizes the number of separation events — and with nine first-stage engines, it can safely complete its mission even in the event of an engine shutdown.
Falcon 9 is the world’s first orbital class rocket capable of reflight. As a result, SpaceX has an unparalleled understanding of vehicle performance which contributes to the overall reliability of the launch program.