Spectrum
Spectrum 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.
Payload
Increased payload capacity and fairing volume for satellite constellations
Payload LEO
1'000kg
Payload SSO
700kg
Interstage
Lightweight structure that hosts the second stage engine during early ascent phases. The single stage separation reduces associated mission risks.
Propulsion
The fully in-house developed Aquila engine enables highest performance while minimizing system complexity and production costs. It uses light hydrocarbons and liquid oxygen, drastically reducing environmental impact compared to common propellants.
Second stage
Spectrum's second stage is able to inject payloads directly into orbit. Having multi-ignition capability, satellite constellations can be deployed without the need for an additional kick stage. The cryogenic stage features a single Aquila VAC engine.
Engines
1
Burn time
300 s
Thrust
94 kN
First stage
The cryogenic liquid first stage features nine Aquila SL engines. Clustering the same engine enables extensive flight heritage thus allowing for continuous upgrades and making the propulsion system more reliable.
Engines
9
Burn time
150 s
Thrust
675 kN
Payload LEO
1'000 kg
Length
27 m
Stages
2
Payload SSO
700 kg
Diameter
2 m
Engines
10
Payload accommodation
Depending on payload requirements, Spectrum is available with two different fairing options.
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