RFA ONE

Flexible launch system

RFA ONE

Flexible launch system

1300

kg to 500 km SSO

850

kg to 2000 km Polar Orbit

500

kg to 6000 km MEO

450

kg to GTO

300

kg to LTO

150

kg to GEO

1300
kg to 500 km SSO
850
kg to 2000 km Polar Orbit
500
kg to 6000 km MEO
450
kg to GTO
300
kg to LTO
150
kg to GEO

Nine engines. Three stages. ONE flexible launch system.

 

We developed our Helix ORSC engine in-house and used low-cost stainless steel with other industrial components from the automotive, oil and energy industries to construct our launcher. The cherry on top of our launcher is our unique OTV called Redshift.

 

In the future, RFA ONE will allow for first stage recovery and engine recycling.

 

RFA ONE UP CLOSE

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REDSHIFT OTV

Ensures accurate delivery to the desired orbit for every payload onboard, in mission profiles from LEO to GTO.

HELIX VAC ENGINE

Staged-combustion technology provides 30% higher efficiency than regular gas-generator cycle engines. The Helix engine and its turbopump are designed for
additive manufacturing and automotive scale serial production.

HELIX ENGINE CLUSTER

Cluster of 9 staged combustion Helix engines with sea-level nozzles. These run oxygen-rich with a more environmentally friendly RP1 version, are regeneratively cooled and all have TVC.

STAGE STRUCTURES

Common-bulkhead tank design from inexpensive stainless steel construction.
Validated by cryogenic proof test and flight ready.

INTERSTAGES

Automotive grade composites applied on in-house developed automated tape-laying machine. Staging performed by pneumatic separation system.

Height                      30 m

Diameter                    2m

Stages                         3

Engines                    9 + 1 

REDSHIFT OTV

Ensures accurate delivery to the desired orbit for every payload onboard, in mission profiles from LEO to GTO.

HELIX VAC ENGINE

Staged-combustion technology provides 30% higher efficiency than regular gas-generator cycle engines. The Helix engine and its turbopump are designed for additive manufacturing and automotive scale serial production.

HELIX ENGINE CLUSTER

Cluster of 9 staged combustion Helix engines with sea-level nozzles. These run oxygen-rich with a more environmentally friendly RP1 version, are regeneratively cooled and all have TVC.

RFA ONE UP CLOSE

INTERSTAGE

Automotive grade composites applied on in-house developed automated tape-laying machine. Staging performed by pneumatic separation system.

STAGE STRUCTURES

Common-bulkhead tank design from inexpensive stainless steel construction. Validated by cryogenic proof test and flight ready.

CONFIGURATIONS

Dedicated

Payload can be directly mounted to the payload platform, reducing complexity and cost.

Rideshare

8”, 15” or 24” ports are available in the rideshare configuration. Customized configurations and a top slot are available for large spacecraft upon request.

CONFIGURATIONS

Dedicated

Rideshare

Payload can be directly mounted to the payload platform, reducing complexity and cost.

8”, 15” or 24” ports are available in the rideshare configuration. Customized  configurations and a top slot are available for large spacecraft upon request.

Height                      30 m

Diameter                    2m

Stages                         3

Engines                    9 + 1 

TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO OUR RFA ONE LAUNCHER

Our Payload User Guide gives you a detailed overview of our RFA ONE and Redshift OTV. Great for initial mission planning.

TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO OUR RFA ONE LAUNCHER

Our Payload User Guide gives you a detailed overview of our RFA ONE and Redshift OTV. Great for initial mission planning.

Payload User's Guide

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