Miura 1

Active Re-Usable Miura

Payload Aerospace S.L. (PLD Space)

Oct. 7, 2023

Description

MIURA 1 is a single stage launch vehicle powered by liquid oxygen and kerosene. The vehicle is designed, integrated and operated by PLD Space.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    12.7 m
  • Diameter
    0.7 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    0.7 m
  • Launch Mass
    3 T
  • Thrust
    30 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    150 km
Family
  • Name
    Miura 1
  • Family
    Miura
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Miura 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Payload Aerospace S.L.

Commercial
CEO: Raúl Torres
PLD Space 2011

Payload Aerospace S.L. is a Spanish company developing two partially-reusable launch vehicles called Miura 1 and Miura 5.

Miura 1 | SN1 Test Flight

Payload Aerospace S.L. | ESP
El Arenosillo Test Centre
Oct. 7, 2023, 12:19 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The first flight of PLD Space's MIURA 1 SN1 technology demonstrator allows the collection of as much data as possible for the validation and design of the technology to be transferred and integrated into MIURA 5. In addition, this first suborbital flight allows ZARM Research Institution to study microgravity conditions, gathering information necessary for scientific experiments in future suborbital flights. Finally, a PLD Space team shall pick up the rocket in the Atlantic Ocean once splashdown is completed.

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