Sun Jan 24, 2021 15:00 UTC
Transporter 1 is a dedicated rideshare mission by SpaceX. SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program provides small satellite operators with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to SSO for ESPA class payloads for as low as $1 million per mission, which includes up to 200 kg of payload mass.
SpaceX will launch 10 Starlink satellites for their high-speed low earth orbit internet constellation. This was the first time Starlink satellites will be deployed into a polar orbit. It was also the first batch fitted with laser crosslinks.