Light

Dedicated small launch vehicle.
Lowest cost enabled by highest efficiency engines.

The only small launch vehicle to employ stage-combustion rocket engines resulting in unprecedented performance. Coupling  simple architecture with cutting edge production technology results in a low cost to orbit for a dedicated small satellite launch vehicle. 

The only small launch vehicle to employ stage-combustion rocket engines resulting in unprecedented performance. Coupled with simple architecture and cutting edge production technology results in a low cost to orbit for a dedicated small satellite launch vehicle. 

Light Specs

Payload to LEO
150 kg (330 lbs)
Payload to SSO
105 kg (231 lbs)
Height
15.2m (50ft)
Diameter
1.1m (3.6ft)
Liftoff mass
8,342 kg (18,390 lbs)
Stages
3
First stage engine

1 x Launcher E-2, Liquid Oxygen (LOX) / Kerosene (RP-1)

SECOND stage engine

1 x Launcher E-1 (Pressure fed), Liquid Oxygen (LOX) / Kerosene (RP-1)

THIRD STAGE
Launcher Orbiter
Payload Capacity

150 kg (330 lbs) to 200 km, 28.5° orbit
105 kg (231 lbs) to 500 km SSO

Payload envelope

The Launcher Light payload fairing is capable of accommodating an standard ESPA sized payload with ample margin with more room for any combination of additional small and Cube satellites.

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The world’s highest performance liquid rocket engine for a small rocket

Launcher Light doesn’t cut corners to get to orbit. From the start, we are designing our E-2 engine as a closed-cycle, staged-combustion engine that powers the first stage with a single engine. This high efficient engine enables a small, low cost rocket to carry a comparatively large amount of payload.

E-2 Specs

Thrust
10 ton-force / 22,400 lbf
Propellant
LOX / RP-1
Cycle
Staged combustion
Specific impulse
327 s (vac)
Chamber pressure
100 bar / 1,400 psi
Mixture ratio
2.62
Production
Mostly 3D printed
Chamber material
Copper alloy

Flexible and responsive launch

The entire assembled Launcher Light is ground transportable and can operate from globally dispersed launch sites with minimal to no permanent infrastructure.

Latest Updates

Development Updates

Launcher has embarked on an ambitious development program that involves engine testing at NASA Stennis Space Center and additional commercial engine and rocket stage test sites in Southern California. We love showing off our progress so be sure to subscribe to our updates and check back often and we reach more milestones on the way to our first flight.

Launching 2024

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