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Your Success Is Our Primary Mission

Accomplishing Your Goals, At Any Orbit

High Orbit Inclination

Soak up some rays in sun-synchronous orbit as your satellite circles the poles. Whatever your mission, we’ll get you there.

  • Earth Observation
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Internet of Things/M2M
  • Climate Monitoring
  • Asset Tracking
  • Technology Demonstrations
Medium Orbit Inclination

Offering a high revisit time for densely populated areas, medium inclination is ideal for communications networks that bring connectivity to traditionally unserved regions.

  • Earth Observation
  • Telecommunications services
  • Internet of Things/M2M
  • Climate monitoring
  • Asset tracking
  • Technology demonstrations
Low Orbit Inclination

If you seek more equatorial coverage, take a ride up to low inclination orbit. It’s the perfect vantage point for missions like tropical weather monitoring and maritime asset tracking.

  • Earth Observation
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Internet of Things/M2M
  • Climate Monitoring
  • Asset Tracking
  • Technology Demonstrations
You're the Boss

With us, you can design your mission down to the last detail. Choose your flight date, choose your separation system — choose your own adventure.

Ride with a friend

Space is cold. If you prefer, snuggle up with a buddy in our comfy payload fairing as your satellite journeys into space. In total, we can carry 300 kg to SSO and 500 kg to equatorial orbit.

Made for constellations

We love cultivating long-term relationships with our customers. LauncherOne’s high launch rate can ensure your constellation’s lifespan extends far into the future.

Rapid Response

We’ve streamlined our mission planning process to get your assets in orbit ASAP. LauncherOne is ready to go as soon as you make the call.

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Phase 1

Pre-Launch
Process

Contracting

No one wants to spend half a year or more in contract purgatory — so we’ve focused our efforts on making sure our contracting process is as efficient and agile as possible. We emphasize friendly contract terms, with perks like customizable payment options and flexible launch windows just in case your plans change.

Mission Design

From acquiring the perfect separation system to planning launch logistics, our Mission Managers are your guide to a smooth ride to space. All of our customers work alongside a personal Mission Manager to ensure their spacecraft is ready to fly when the time is right.

Analysis

Before we process your payload for launch, we’ll do a final mission review to confirm the safety of your spacecraft as it travels to orbit. This includes some number crunching around mission unique flight environments, coupled loads analysis if applicable, and more.

Phase 2

Payload
Processing

01. Arrival Day

When your satellite arrives at our payload processing facility in Long Beach, CA, it’ll feel right at home in our strictly regulated cleanroom. We monitor particle counts, humidity and temperature to ensure our cleanroom operates at ISO 8 Cleanliness standards.

02. Mating

First, we carefully join the satellite to a snug adapter, after which you’re free to perform any pre-encapsulation testing to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

03. Encapsulation

Then we encase the adapter in our standard clamshell payload fairing, installing all the bolts along the fairing seam and at the base of the adapter, and also conduct some final electrical, ordnance and radio frequency checks.

04. Almost Ready to Go

Once the satellite is safe and secure, it’s time for shipment. The fairing is forklifted onto a payload trailer before we hit the road for our ultimate launch location.

05. Final Preparations

At the launch site, we connect LauncherOne’s trailer to the fairing trailer — both still completely sealed off and climate controlled to avoid contamination — and mate the payload to the top of the rocket. The final step is hooking LauncherOne into the pylon under Cosmic Girl’s wing, and then it’s go time!

Phase 3
Rocket transport to launch site
Phase 4

The Launch
Process

01. Take Off

Cosmic Girl has multiple launch locations across the globe from which she can take off, with our first few missions flying out of the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. Having a number of different launch sites gives us easy access to orbits that would otherwise be more challenging to reach for traditional launch systems.

02. Rocket Deployment

Depending on the orbital trajectory of the mission, Cosmic Girl will travel anywhere between 30 minutes and four hours before reaching the deployment zone. At cruising altitude around 35,000 feet, our chief pilot hits the Big Red Button that releases the rocket from the pylon.

03. First Stage Burn

LauncherOne is angled skyward about 27° at the moment of release. After a 4-second freefall, the first stage engine, NewtonThree, bursts to life, accelerating the rocket to more than 8,000 miles per hour. Once its fuel is spent, the first stage detaches and burns up in the atmosphere.

04. Fairing Separation

With LauncherOne now between 310 to 745 miles above the Earth’s surface, NewtonFour kicks off a series of burns to circularize its orbit. The payload fairing pops open, exposing the satellite as it nears its destination.

05. Satellite Deployment

Finally, with very precise timing, the second stage ejects the satellite into its final orbit. Mission complete! Atmospheric drag will eventually pull the second stage back down to Earth, where it too burns up in the atmosphere, minimizing our environmental footprint.

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