RS1

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ABL Space Systems (ABL)

Jan. 10, 2023

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
    $12000000
  • 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 | Flight 2

ABL Space Systems | USA
Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA
TBD April, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

This is the second launch of RS1 launch vehicle developed and built by ABL Space Systems. Payload onboard is TBD.

Low Earth Orbit
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RS1 | Maiden Flight

ABL Space Systems | USA
Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA
Jan. 10, 2023, 11:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

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

Low Earth Orbit
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