Launch

MLV

NEXT GENERATION LAUNCH VEHICLE

Beta in flight

MLV is a 2-stage launch vehicle capable of delivering 13,000 kg to a 200 km (125 mile) Low Earth Orbit and has the capability of achieving Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits.

The MLV vehicle utilizes technologies such as all carbon composite tanks, heritage LOx/RP-1 liquid-fueled engines and builds on other elements of the existing Alpha architecture.

Performance

  • PAYLOAD LEO

    13,000 KG

  • Payload SSO

    11,600 KG

  • Payload GTO

    2,750 KG

Propulsion Stage 1

  • ENGINE

    7x Miranda

  • PROPELLANT

    LOX / RP–1

  • PROPELLANT FEED

    Turbopump

  • COMBUSTORS

    7

  • THRUST (VAC)

    7,161 kN

  • ISP (VAC)

    305 sec

Propulsion Stage 2

  • ENGINE

    1x Viranda

  • PROPELLANT

    LOX / RP–1

  • PROPELLANT FEED

    Turbopump

  • COMBUSTORS

    1

  • THRUST (VAC)

    1,097 kN

    43,613 lbf

  • ISP (VAC)

    325 sec

Dimensions

  • STAGE 1 DIAMETER

    4.32 m

    14.17 ft

  • STAGE 2 DIAMETER

    4.32 m

    14.17 ft

  • PAYLOAD FAIRING DIAMETER

    5 m

    16.4 ft

  • OVERALL LENGTH

    55.66 m

    182.6 ft

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