Precious Payload changelog
Precious Payload changelog
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New release: July 29, 2022

 

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Hey, guys! We’re happy to announce some new features deployed to our CTRL.space production server. We know you love the fact that we are always working on improving our platform and making it more convenient for you. And this time, we have something really cool: a new design for our Launch.ctrl—a curated launch schedule for payload developers with:

  • Accurate and verified launches
  • Complete testing requirements
  • Detailed orbital parameters
  • ROM pricing directly from launch service providers
  • FREE, fast, and easy RFPs for launch services for registered users.

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The new system is designed to help any space company get started with rideshare opportunities. It works as a marketplace where users can search for launch opportunities by filtering out all the relevant information they need. After that, they can add multiple launches at once to their cart, register and describe their mission to get confirmation from the provider about their mission pricing and availability.

What else?

We've been busy! In addition to the major release, we have added even more features and made a lot of improvements and fixes:

 

New

  
  • As a launch provider, I can see the history of requests
  • Additional fields for company pages added
  • Slug strings were added for both company and launch entity for better SEO
  • Added gallery to company page in Launch Schedule
 

Improvement

  
  • Disabled removing section selection when switching page sections
  • Added a short mission description summary
  • The supplier's section is now available in vertical mode when working on a mobile device
  • Improved showing details of the request
  • Satellite operators are now receiving notifications over email once their request has been shared with suppliers
  • 404, 500, 400 pages added to launch schedule and web app
  • Added protection against multiple creations of missions/requests by multiply clicks on the "Finish" button.
 

Fix

  
  • Fixed display problems on mobile devices
  • Fixed text of e-mail notification
  • Changed error message bugs
  • Fixed users list in the admin panel
  • Fixed withdrawing issue for requests
  • Fixed infinite skeleton bug after accepting invitations
  • Fixed links section issue on the “Company” page
  • Fixed a bug in a supplier list in the admin panel
  • Fixed security bug allowing users to get info about other missions in the Data Room
  • Checked SSR hydration bugs in the Launch Schedule.

New Release: June 3, 2022

 

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Introducing the “Solutions” section on our website! This is a one-stop shop for all the services Precious Payload offers - helping Satellite Operators choose their desired solutions or go for a fully customized roadmap for their space mission.

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We’ve also implemented an OpenAPI for our ctrl.space platform, which has been described using Swagger. This allows our developers to discover and understand the capabilities of our services without access to source code, documentation, or network traffic inspection. If you’re interested in obtaining access to our API, contact our BD team at info@preciouspayload.com.

Furthermore, we’ve improved the Launch Provider’s dashboard. Now, Launch Providers can see their history of submitted proposals.

What else?

 

New

  
  • Added a warning notification in modal when a user tries to follow a link in the markdown field outside the Precious Payload domain.
  • Added support using external API Keys to access Precious Payload’s data. Сhanged wrong email link on “change view status” to correct one.
 

Improvement

  
  • Rewritten notification system.
  • Reviewed and fixed state machine for Requests, Views, and Responses.
  • Added protection against multiple creations when the "Finish" button is clicked multiple times.
  • Improved notifications to update requests, views, and responses.
  • Added a solution for the misplacement of icons and labels.
  • Made the Suppliers section available in vertical mode on mobile devices.
  • Changed error message for invites that have expired.
  • Updated tooltips on launch mission pages.
  • Disabled the “Join the launch” button for "booking closed" launches.
  • Added a check against the name of the mission's architecture to avoid the appearance of names with only spaces.
 

Fix

  
  • Fixed skeleton saving in supplier view if it has no architectures.
  • Changed error message to correct users when they try to set empty first name/surname in the Settings menu.
  • Fixed links in the company page to make it non-local and added the “HTTPS://” prefix before the URL.
  • Fixed the infinite loading skeleton when viewing shared mission details for suppliers.
  • Increased security to prevent looking into/editing the environment of other users.
  • Fixed case studies links for the header.
  • Removed unnecessary input field for an email from the account creation page.

New Release: May 25, 2022

 

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Following the release of the Transporter 11 mission page, we now have mission pages for other upcoming Transporter launches, too – making it much easier to book slots through our one-of-a-kind “Expedia for Space”:

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We also added Product Changelog to the Product menu on the main page.

 

New

  

For Satellite Operators

  • As a SO, I can send a request again after canceling it.
  • As a SO, when I enter a new description in the “Create a Request” option, it gets saved before I “Resend” the request.

For Launch Providers

  • As an LP, I can undo my response to revoke/add more details/submit a new one.
  • As an LP, I can now see more details in the email received when a request is updated.
  • As an LP, I can revoke a response (Proposal received/declined) to send a new one.
 

Improvement

  
  • Added the ability to wrap text to the following line in fields with markdown.
  • The search modal can be exited by clicking on the backdrop.
  • Fixed icons position in Safari browser.
  • Polished individual pages for launch schedule.
  • Added the ability to submit the "Invite member to the company" modal with "Enter".
  • Implemented showing an error message to the supplier for expired views.
 

Fix

  
  • While submitting the request creation form, the “Save” button is disabled until all fields are filled.
  • As an LP, I receive the message “Your request has been successfully submitted” upon sending an offer.
  • Fixed bug showing both success and error messages when a request is reshared.
  • Fixed fields for the “Submit Request” form.
  • Removed unnecessary visual elements from the “See what people say” section on the website.

New release: May 17, 2022

 

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We’ve brought our “Expedia for Space” concept into reality. We created the first online interface for the booking of commercially available launch slots and have built it into the Launch Schedule for Small Satellites, starting with

🚀 Turion Space

🚀 and Transporter 11 by SpaceX

missions pages.

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The new launch pages have up-to-date information about service provider capabilities such as payload user guides, test requirements, hardware heritage, drop-off points, in-orbit maneuvers, risk analyses, and regulator requirements—everything payload engineers need to integrate proposed solutions into their mission designs.

This tool is a game-changer, allowing space companies to quickly evaluate their options for launch providers and spend expensive engineering time on actual engineering.

What else?

 

New

  

For Satellite Operators

As a SO, I can send a request again after canceling it.

For Launch Providers

As an LP, I receive notifications about Data Room updates

 

Improvement

  
  • Added a pre-filled option for account creation form with phone/e-mail.
  • Updated sanitize rules to allow entering external links in markdown fields.
  • We disabled the ability to accidentally close the “Invite” modal window by clicking anywhere else.
  • The “invitation confirmation” menu was adapted to the text size, especially with larger email IDs.
  • Improved display of records to avoid overlapping at low resolution.
  • Added an error notification for users trying to log in for companies that have been deleted.
  • Implemented transfer to the following line of long file names to avoid overlapping.
 

Fix

  
  • Fixed display issues on mobile devices.
  • Fixed "Give a feedback" feature on the Launch Schedule.
  • Fixed the "User does not exist" error when searching for a profile on a company page.
  • Fixed incorrect display of team members on a company profile.
  • Fixed the "Maximum budget value" field in the “Create a request” page to be able to save the value entered.
  • Returned the ability to pick "Criteria for supplier selection" in the “Create a request” page.
  • Fixed saving issues for the "Headquarters location" and "Funding" columns in the “Company” menu.
  • Fixed date and time display in the “Expires at” column in the “User invite” menu.
  • Fixed spacing issues in the navigation panel.
  • Fixed bug with verifying the second authentication factor on the registration page.
  • Fixed hyperlink width in the Launch Schedule.

New release: April 27, 2022

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Ctrl.space Platform started supporting mobile devices!

 

New

  

🛰 For Satellite Operators

  • As SO I can see the request list on my mission page.
  • As SO I can see responses to requests on my mission page.
  • Added mission search for the “Request Editor” page.
  • Added missions selector to the “Request Editor” page.

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  • Added extra fields for the request: budget expectation (select “I know my budget”, “I don’t know my budget”); maximum budget value (currency); “Are you fundraising for this project now?” (checkbox); criteria for a supplier selection (multiple selection — schedule, price, heritage); “Launch date” (Q + Year); “Launch date flexibility” (“Flexible”, “Strict requirement”); “I want to select a supplier in” (selector “1 Month”, “3 Months”, “6 Months”, “Later”).

What else?

 

Improvement

  
  • The "Current Phase" field in the “Mission Details” menu became wider.
  • Added search country by the first letter for the "Headquarters Location" menu.
  • Disabled modal backdrop click.
  • Changed the way to store sidebar visibility state for mobile devices.
  • Changed modal behavior on mobile devices.
  • Added full-width button "Booking Closed" for the “Launch Schedule” page mobile view.
  • Added the ability to change the Satellite Operator’s and Launch Provider’s company page display on mobile devices.
  • Hid the company logo in the top bar on the desktop.
  • Increased toast showing time and used colors from UI Kit.
 

Fix

  
  • Returned the “Change Video” button for admin and supplier workspace.
  • Fixed the error, when the symbol "+" in the e-mail of the invited user will be erased.
  • Fixed displaying of the request sending page on mobile devices.
  • Fixed displaying of the “Request Creation” page on mobile devices.
  • Fixed issue with shared requests.
  • More fixes for ordering on missions and architectures responses.
  • Fixed displaying of the “Mission” page on mobile devices.
  • Fixed menu logic to show only requested architectures on Supplier's page.
  • Fixed bug with unchanged users’ avatars.
  • Repaired searchable multi-selector for closing after clicking on the value.
  • Fixed bug when SO was unable to change "Planned Launch Date”.
  • Fixed the "Each value in architectures must be a string” error appearing while creating a request.
  • Fixed incorrect redirect when a user tried to open a request by a link.
  • Fix inability to log in with phone number without + symbol entering correct code.
  • Fixed minor issues connected with operational algorithm modal and subsystem items.
  • Fixed the ability to return Supplier to Satellite Operator status from admin workspace.

New release: April 13, 2022

 

New

  

🛰 For Satellite Operators

  • As SO I can see the list of requests associated with my missions.
  • As SO I can see and track all requests and statuses in my account.
  • As SO I can add additional requirements for my request.
  • As SO I can change the company name.

🚀 For launch providers

  • As LP I can receive notifications about the mission’s Data Room updates.
  • As LP I can see and track all requests and statuses in my account.
  • As LP I can receive invitation links to join my company on Ctrl.ctrl platform.

What else?

  • Added skeleton preloader for a navigation bar.
  • Added modal form for Suppliers.
  • Implemented mechanism for sending requests to Suppliers.
  • Added overflowing scroll to the backdrop.
  • Added "Members" sections for SO, LP, and admin panel.
  • Added an additional field indicating the size of the company.
  • Implemented mobile layout with mobile header and burger menu.
  • Added response functionality to suppliers part of the Ctrl.ctrl Platform.
  • Added ability to invite users for Suppliers' and Satellite Operators' companies.
 

Improvement

  
  • Improved “Launch Calculator”.
  • Improved the button “Edit” for a link with the company name.
  • Improved existing users’ invitation logic.
  • Improved scrolling functionality for supplier/admin workspaces.
  • Improved mission cards page at admin mission list.
  • Aligned all fields in the “Company Menu” panel.
  • Improved the process of uploading attached images.
  • Improved display of the mobile version of the site.
  • Updated authorization pages display for mobile devices.
  • Improved the “Launch Schedule” page.
  • Improved the “Supplier Creation” page.
  • Improved the “Mission Creation” page.
  • Improved the “Service Type” select form for Suppliers.
  • Added Company Name to the "Email Invitation" page.
 

Fix

  
  • Fixed request list chips and added actions menu.
  • Fixed links dancing behavior and close icon position.
  • Fixed auth bug with the “Send Code” button in a certain scenario.
  • Fixed bug with redirects for the Admin’s workspace.
  • Fixed “Operational Algorithm” modal and subsystem item.
  • Fixed creation of new requests from the admin page.
  • Fixed “Service Types” for the admin “Suppliers” page.
  • Fixed the “Dry mass” error in the admin panel.
  • Fixed links dancing behavior and close icon position.
  • Fixed ordering on missions and architectures responses.
  • Fixed minor bugs and made other minor edits to improve the UX and visuals of the various product sections.

Coming Soon

  • The Precious Payload ctrl.space Platform supporting mobile devices;
  • Satellite Operators can create a request for hosted payload and suborbital launches; and
  • last month we heard you and now, we are currently developing a feature that allows Launch Providers to edit/change/update their proposals after they have been submitted — this is amongst a bunch of new GUI/UX features that have already been improved or added to Satellite Operators and Service Providers’ dashboards.

Separated Files for Missions and Architectures

 

Improvement

  

Saving valuable time for suppliers — also, adding further privacy protection for our satellite operators — only relevant files for any given mission at ctrl.space platform are displayed to launch providers.

This means that only mission files that fall under the scope of any launch provider’s capabilities are visible to them (after a satellite operator submits their mission request).

Satellite Operators Able to Create Multiple Architectures for any Given Mission

 

New

 

Improvement

  

When companies on the Precious Payload ctrl.space platform create missions, they now have the ability to stack multiple predefined and custom architectures.

The various features at the sub-architectural level (e.g., mission level, spacecraft level, etc.) of expanded customization for any mission designer:

Screenshot 2022-04-07 at 13.38.25.png View of a Satellite Operator Multiple Mission Architectures

Launch.ctrl: Automated Sharing and Matching Algorithm

 

Improvement

  

At Precious Payload’s product Launch.ctrl, we now support satellite operators’ requests with rapid processing and matching (with compatible launch providers).

What’s Next? 👀

The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi

🛰 Upcoming Features for Satellite Operators:

  • Automated sharing and matching algorithm with accredited suppliers;

  • Separated files for missions and architectures;

  • New fields for additional requirements within requests; plus,

  • Support for CAD files.

🚀 Supplier’s Data Room, coming soon:

  • More comfortable work with CRM-like environment — real-time status updates for all requests; and
  • Supplier’s company description enables marketplace listing capabilities in Precious Payload’s premium tools — a robust marketing tool for the everyday engineer — commercial launch sub-schedules are rolling out (the first one is Launch.ctrl)/ with automated sharing of RFI/RFP requests.