K-1 launch vehicle


K-1 launch vehicle

The K-1 launch vehicle was to be a two-stage, fully reusable aerospace vehicle in commercial development by Rocketplane Kistler. It was designed to accommodate a wide range of missions, including payload delivery to low-earth orbit (LEO), payload delivery to high-energy orbits with a K-1 Active Dispenser, technology demonstration flights, microgravity missions, and commercial cargo resupply, recovery, and reboost services for the International Space Station. After failing to meet financial milestones, NASA announced in October 2007 that it was terminating funding for the project. [cite news |title=NASA Gives Rocketplane Kistler Termination Notice |url=http://www.space.com/news/070910_nasa_rocketplane_notice.html |date=2007-09-07 |publisher=Space.com |first=Brian |last=Berger]

References

External links

* [http://www.kistleraerospace.com/k1vehicle/k1vehicle.html Kistler web site for the K-1 Vehicle]
* Rocketplane Limited, Inc.
* [http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/kislerk1.htm Description of Kistler K-1 on Astronautix]


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