RS1

Active RS

ABL Space Systems (ABL)

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Description

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.

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

Commercial
CEO: Harry O'Hanley
ABL 2017

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.

Upcoming Spaceflights


RS1 | Maiden Flight

ABL Space Systems | USA
Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA
March 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

This is the first launch of RS1 launch vehicle developed and built by ABL Space Systems. This launch carries two satellites for L2 Aerospace.

Low Earth Orbit
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RS1 | KuiperSat-2

ABL Space Systems | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

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

Low Earth Orbit
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RS1 | KuiperSat-1

ABL Space Systems | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

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

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 6 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 5 hours ago
Shiyan 13
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.


LauncherOne
Success
1 week ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Transporter 3 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commerci…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.