The K-1 reusable launch vehicle is designed to provide low-cost,
reliable launch services to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Commercial satellite
ventures depend on timely and successful satellite deliveries to
provide quality service to their customers and generate strong returns
for their investors. Similarly, government satellite owners need
reliable, and sometimes rapid, access to space without a high price
tag, especially when confronted with limited budgets or critical
missions such as monitoring developments in crisis areas.
Rocketplane Kistler's K-1 vehicle will provide considerable performance
for a more affordable price. The K-1's reusability and modular design
will enable quick turnaround times for launch campaigns, ensuring
rapid and reliable access to space.
For commercial and government operators alike, the
K-1's vehicle's capabilities translate into significant cost savings,
rapid replenishment of constellations, reduced risk, and new mission
models. For example, cost savings can result in more money spent
The K-1 Payload User's Guide describes
the technical capabilities of the K-1 Launch Vehicle.
Interchangeable payload module and cargo module enable customer
and market flexibility.
K-1 Payload Module shown with multiple satellites to LEO.