Our Mission

Deliver Payload to Orbit Affordably

 

Through the use of Hydrogen Impulse Launchers to replace first stage booster rockets

We use hydrogen to obtain much higher initial velocity than can be achieved using other methods

Phase 1: Launch to the Karman Line

 

This demonstrates the first use of a hydrogen impulse launcher to access space (suborbital)

It allows affordable delivery of science payloads to space and testing of durability of payload components

Phase 1 is currently underway at the US Army Yuma Proving Ground 

Phase 2: Deliver 1 lb to Low Earth Orbit

 

Build custom impulse launcher with variable azimuth and elevation capabilities

Improve maximum mass and velocity of launcher.  Incorporate rocketry into vehicle for orbital insertion.

Phase 2 expected to begin in the second half of 2020

Phase 3: Deliver 5kg Satellites to Low Earth Orbit

Combine technologies developed in Phase 1 and 2 with a two-stage impulse launcher capable of delivering half of the delta-V necessary to achieve orbit

Pioneers affordable delivery of payloads to orbit

Will be scaled up for larger 100 lb to 1000 lb payloads

The Green Launch Back Story

Three Technology Pieces Which Have Been Accomplished

Build a 400 ft Hydrogen Impulse Launcher

SHARP was built and operated 1992-1998 by Hunter, Reineker, Bertolini and the SHARP team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

G-harden the Guidance Navigation & Control electronics

Completed in 1998 for DARPA. Project used consumer electronics to build a satellite and test it to 3,200 Gs. The satellite had radio communications, TV camera, battery power, GPS, and flexible solar cells. It was built in one month and successfully tested repeatedly.

G-harden rocket for orbital insertion

Done by Custom Analytical Engineering Systems (CAES) in 1998 for Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as part of “Star Wars” program