HyImpulse Technologies GmbH has signed a launch services contract with In Orbit Aerospace Inc. for the launch of their full-scale, Earth return vehicle on SL1, as well as for additional launch options.
The re-entry capsule is scheduled to fly as part of the maiden flight on HyImpulse’s orbital vehicle, Small Launcher SL1, in 2024. In Orbit was founded to enable large-scale manufacturing and research in space.
Recent advancements in technology have led to the production of breakthrough products in microgravity and In Orbit is will build and operate a new, space-based, manufacturing supply chain. The company is developing spacecraft to host customer experiments and manufacturing equipment in space and return those finished products back to Earth. Their uncrewed, reusable vehicles leverage proven technologies and are compatible with many launch vehicles, including Small Launcher, SL1, to enable a high frequency of flights at low cost to the customer.
HyImpulse, is a suborbital and orbital launch services provider based in Baden- Württemberg, Germany. Founded with the goal to revolutionize access to space, HyImpulse’s Small Launcher, SL1, is powered by unique and proprietary hybrid propulsion systems. This disruptive technology enables HyImpulse to offer affordable, frequent, responsive and safe access to space for small satellites and spacecrafts. SL1 has a payload capacity of 500 kg. to a 400 km. SSO / 675 kg. to LEO and it will be the first orbital launch vehicle in the world to reach orbit with a hybrid propulsion system. HyImpulse’s first commercial product and technology demonstrator SR75, is a single stage sounding rocket using a hybrid rocket engine. It is designed to deliver institutional and commercial experiments into a micro gravity environment during a suborbital flight with payload capacity of 350 kg to 200 km. The maiden launch is planned for later this year.