According to a research carried out by Bryce Space and Technology, it was found out that each SmallSat that lifted off commercially since 2015 experienced some for slow. It is a clear indication that more exceptional measures in the rendering fit the total weight of the crew to facilitate the switching of cars.
The research, as well points out 1,078 SmallSat that weighed below 600 kilograms, experienced some delays that extended from days to years after five years of launch.
An average launch adjourned for SmallSat went for 128 days. Over 150 SmallSat experienced delays of less than 14 days, although some SmallSat of the same figure experienced delays that lasted for one and a half years.
Spaceflight officially sends Bryce to examine the causes of SmallSat launch delays. Findings from the research stated that 40% of launch adjourns were as a result of cargos because some of the payloads present on the SmallSat launched as secondary cargos. Problems related to liftoff cars recorded 34% of delays. However, the majority were as a result of liftoff vehicle development, delays from manufacturers as well as malfunctioning of the launch vehicles. The remaining percentage of the problems was as a result of adjustments emanating from the programmatic sector as well as the International Space Station.
Launch delays can pose severe dangers to customers of Spaceflight as well as those who require carrying out business in space. As much as the majority of the delays are as a result of actual payload or anomalies in launch vehicles, there is importance in having a different point of approach in accommodations of SmallSat. Manifesting one launch vehicle to the other can take months before the actual liftoff. By standardization, there is a notable change in time, for instance, one week.
A related standardization is already taking place in CubeSats because the majority use deplorers, which can be shifted swiftly from one liftoff vehicle to the other. What Spaceflight needs to do is extending standardization to bigger SmallSat. The critical thing here is standardizing mechanical interconnection, standardizing the processing of a spaceship, and searching for mechanical interconnection.
Another added reason to launch delays is the outbreak of Coronavirus because the majority of liftoff providers such as the Indian Space Research Organization, Arianespace, and Rocket Lab are experiencing difficulties due to lockdowns preventing some of the activities from taking place.
There is no clear indication stating when the launches will start again. However, the government of New Zealand lowered some restrictions posed due to Coronavirus and permitted the opening of businesses. There will increase in launching activities once the workforce goes back to its launching activities.