SpaceX has released an announcement notifying all concerned that the Wednesday, November 28 at 1:32 pm EST for the launch of Spaceflight's SSO-A: SmallSat Express from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California has been canceled due to extreme high-altitude winds that violate Range requirements.
When the launch does take place there will be a 'first' as the HawkEye 360 will deploy its first cluster of three formation-flying, RF-geolocating small satellites.
HawkEye 360’s first three formation-flying small satellites are expected to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 via Spaceflight’s SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission, the largest rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date.
Once live, the satellites will deliver a unique source of radio frequency (RF) data that HawkEye 360 will use to create first-of-its-kind analytics.
HawkEye 360 is the first company to commercialize RF analytics by using formation flying satellites to create a new data source. These analytics will help the commercial and government sectors tackle massive problems, including piracy, illegal fishing, smuggling/trafficking, spectrum mapping and management and disaster response efforts.