KuiperSat-1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Launch Pad 3C Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

This is one of the two satellites to test and validate technology solutions, launch operations and mission management ahead of deploying the Kuiper constellation.

RS1

Family: RS
Configuration: 1

Second-stage launch vehicle developed by ABL Space Systems using their E2 RP-1/LOX rocket engine. Nine engines are used in the first stage and one in the second stage. The RS1 is designed to be deployed and launched from any suitably flat site using a containerized launch system transported by trucks.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    26.8 m
  • Diameter
    1.83 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.83 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    485 kN
Family
  • Name
    RS1
  • Family
    RS
  • Variant
    1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    RS1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $12,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1350 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    400 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1000 kg

ABL Space Systems

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CEO: Harry O'Hanley Founded: 2017 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 3

Agency Type: Commercial

ABL Space Systems is an American company based in El Segundo, California, specialized in launch vehicle and launch systems technology manufacturing using CNC and 3D printing.

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