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SARGE Launch 3

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Suborbital

Suborbital Vertical Launch Area Spaceport America, NM, USA
SARGE 1 - Spaceport America Area

The 3rd launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle. Failed during ascent due to what appears to be a gimbal issue. Sarge 1 glided steering its parachute and landed safely on the ground after dumping fuel.

SARGE

Family: SARGE
Configuration:

The SARGE vehicle is based on the STIG B platform developed as part of Armadillo Aerospace's lunar lander program. The SARGE vehicle employs a LOX-ethanol propulsion module based on the LE23000FC series engines, producing approximately 5500 lbs of thrust. The airframe is a reusable sounding rocket with a 20 inches (51 cm) diameter, and is 36 feet (11 m) tall. Helium pressurant cold gas thrusters provide attitude control for pitch-roll-yaw and pointing capability. Payload must fit inside a 20 inches (51 cm) diameter cylinder, be no more than 36 inches (91 cm) tall (in its standard configuration) and weigh no more than 50 kilograms (110 lb).

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    11.0 m
  • Diameter
    0.51 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    24 kN
Family
  • Name
    SARGE
  • Family
    SARGE
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    SARGE
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


SARGE 1

Status: Destroyed


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: August 25, 2018
Last Flight: October 26, 2019
Flights: 4
Landings Attempted: 4
Landings Successful: 3
Previous SARGE 1 Flights

Landing Information

Sarge 1 has landed safely on the ground after a failed ascent.

Result: Successful Parachute Landing landing at Spaceport America Area.

EXOS Aerospace

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David Mitchell Founded: 2014 Successes: 0 Failures: 4 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies is an aerospace manufacturer and developer of reusable launch systems intended to support unmanned orbital spaceflight launches, and is based in Caddo Mills, Texas.

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