German Rocket Startup ISAR Aerospace

ISAR Aerospace is a 3-year-old German rocket startup. They are making small rockets in the Rocketlab size class.

ISAR’s rocket is called Spectrum. It is a two-stage launch vehicle that is specifically designed for satellite constellation deployment. Payload capabilities of up to 1’000kg to low-earth orbit and a multi-ignition second stage engine enable flexible access to space for major satellite systems. Spectrum is designed to handle the most challenging mission parameters and offers engine-out capability on the first stage for highest mission success.

They expect to have a first launch in 2022.

SOURCES- ISAR Aerospace, DW
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

3 thoughts on “German Rocket Startup ISAR Aerospace”

  1. Can't see this being cost-effective for satellite constellations; The scaling on rockets really is not favorable to smaller rockets, and constellations require many launches with a small payload like this.

    I thinks Starlink is demonstrating that you just need to get them up there, and use enhanced station keeping rockets to move them into the proper orbit.

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  2. My hunch is that if Europe is to react to the threat of SpaceX, it will have to be outside of ESA's bureaucracy and self indulgence.

    I mean, they can't even muster the will to produce a viable reusable rocket plan yet. With all the several years of warning they already had.

    Wishing these new guys the best of luck.

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