Even rockets can be simple

Revolutionary Simplicity

RS1 was developed for the high-cadence, no-fuss future of orbital launches. By combining simple architectures with modern manufacturing processes, we break the trade-off between cost, reliability and flexibility.

  • $12M

    Price per launch

    • Price/Kg to 200km LEO: $8,888
    • Price/Kg to 500km SSO: $12,000
  • 1350 Kg

    Payload capacity to LEO

  • Commercial

    Launch from established sites

  • Deployable

    Fully containerized 
    next-generation resiliency

  • Proven systems

    Technologies that work

    Metallic, 2-stage, ground-launched launch
    vehicle powered by LOx and kerosene.

  • E2 engines

    Leveraging modern manufacturing

    Additively manufactured 13,000lbf engines, fully produced
    in-house, optimized for rapid assembly and scalability.

RS1 specifications

Diameter

72"

Length

88'

Propellants

LOx/RP1 or LOx/Jet-A

Propellant Feed

Turbopump

Flight Safety

Autonomous

Stage 1 Engine

9x E2 Boost

Stage 1 Thrust

109,000lbf (sea level)

Stage 2 Engine

1x E2 Vacuum

Stage 2 Thrust

13,000lbf (vacuum)

Engine Cycle

Gas Generator

Extreme Efficiency,
everywhere.

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Streamlined
engineering

RS1 is built to work. It’s not over- engineered. It’s all you need for a reliable ride to orbit.

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Streamlined
engineering

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Streamlined
engineering

RS1 is built to work. It’s not over- engineered. It’s all you need for a reliable ride to orbit.

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Scalable
production

Designed to be scalable,we launch RS1 to orbit at the frequency our customers demand.

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Scalable
production

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Scalable
production

Designed to be scalable,we launch RS1 to orbit at the frequency our customers demand.

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Rapid
launch

ABL delivers assets to orbit, on-demand. Minimal infrastructure and streamlined operations allow us to execute a launch in hours, not months.

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Rapid
launch

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Rapid
launch

ABL delivers assets to orbit, on-demand. Minimal infrastructure and streamlined operations allow us to execute a launch in hours, not months.

RS1 payload
user guide

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