Maiden Flight

Overview

Destination: Unknown
Mission: Test Flight

Unknown Launch Complex Sutherland Spaceport

Maiden flight of Orbex's Prime rocket from Sutherland Spaceport. This flights marks the first vertical orbital launch attempt from the United Kingdom, and the first orbital launch attempt from Scotland.

Updates

Jay • Oct. 18, 2022, 12:22 p.m.

NET 2023


Jay • May 11, 2022, 6:24 p.m.

Added launch 2022 TBD


Prime

Family:
Configuration: Prime

Prime is a 2 stage orbital launch vehicle manufactured and operated by Orbex to provide launches for small satellites to low Earth orbits.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    19.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.3 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    18 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Prime
  • Family
  • Variant
    Prime
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Orbex Prime
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Orbex

Orbex

(Orbex)

CEO: Martin Coates Founded: 2015 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 1

Agency Type:

Orbex is an aerospace company based in Scotland providing CubeSat launches to low Earth orbits.

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