Jan. 10, 2023, 10 p.m. - Jan. 11, 2023, 1:30 a.m.
This is the first launch of RS1 launch vehicle developed and built by ABL Space Systems. This launch carries two satellites for OmniTeq.
Launch failure: "After liftoff, RS1 experienced an anomaly and shut down prematurely."
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.See RS Details
ABL Space Systems says a power failure, possibly linked to a fire in the first stage of its RS1 rocket, caused the inaugural launch of the vehicle to fail last week.
ABL Space Systems’ first RS1 rocket fell back on its launch pad at Kodiak Island, Alaska, shortly after liftoff on the company’s first orbital launch attempt, destroying the rocket and damaging the ground facility, officials said Wednesday.
The first mission by ABL Space got off the ground on Tuesday, but the company’s RS1 rocket suffered an issue early in the flight that caused it to fail shortly after lifting off.
The first test flight of ABL Space Systems’ new small satellite launcher from Alaska has been delayed until no earlier than December after technical issues cut short three launch attempts in the last week.