Super Strypi (SPARK) (Ground test vehicle) [Sandia National Labs]
Super Strypi, also known as SPARK (Space-borne Payload Assist Rocket - Kauai), is planned small satellite launch vehicle developed by Sandia National Laboratories, the University of Hawaii and Aerojet. The rocket is deceloped under the or LEONIDAS (Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System) program and is based on an enlarged version of Sandia's Strypi sounding rocket.
The all solid fueled vehicle uses a GEM-46 (LEO-46) motor of Delta-2H heritage as first stage. A Orbus-7S (LEO-7) motor acts as second stage and a Star-30BP (Spark-30) or an Orbus-1 (LEO-1) as third stage. It is spin and fin stabilized during first stage burn and has attitude control for the two upper stages. The low cost rocket will be launched from a rail launcher and can put a payload of 250 kg into a 400 km sun-synchronous orbit.
The Super Strypi vehicle will be launched from the rebuilt Kokole Point rail-launcher (LP-41) at Barking Sands, Kauai (Pacific Missile Range Facility) with a maiden launch planned for 2014.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|Super Strypi (SPARK)||GEM-46 (LEO-46)||Orbus-7S (LEO-7)||Star-30BP (Spark-30)|
|Super Strypi (SPARK)||GEM-46 (LEO-46)||Orbus-7S (LEO-7)||Orbus-1 (LEO-1)|
No: Type Date LS Payload
none planned launches: 1 1 Super-Strypi xx.03.2015 Ku LP-41 HiakaSat / ORS Squared / STACEM / Argus / EDSN 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / PrintSat 2 2 Super-Strypi xx.xx.201x Ku LP-41 ? Launch sites: Ku = Kauai Test Facility (KTF) (Pacific Missile Range Facility), Barking Sands, Kauai, USA / LP-41