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Blue Whale-1

Blue Whale-1
[Perigee Aerospace]

The Blue Whale-1 is planned South Korean small orbital rocket developed privately by Perigee Aerospace, backed by Samsung.

Blue Whale-1 has a length of 8.5 m with a constant diameter of 0.76 m and features a LNG and LOX fueled engines. The engine runs oxidiser rich staged combustion to achieve 348 s Isp in vacuum. Stage two has the same diameter diameter. The lift-off mass is 1800 kg.

The Blue Whale-1 is capable to put 50 kg into a 500 km sun-syncronous orbit or 65 kg into LEO.

The Blue Whale-1 rocket is planned to be launched from Southern Launch's Whaler's Way Orbital Launch Complex in Australia. The maiden launch has been orginally planned for 2020, but has been delayed.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Blue Whale-1 Stage 1 / ? Stage 2 / ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Blue Whale-1 65 50
Nr  TypeNr     Vehicle  Serial   Date        LS       Suc   Payload     



 1     1       Blue Whale-1      xx.xx.2021  Wha            (R&D)
 2     2       Blue Whale-1      xx.xx.202x  Wha            ?
Launch sites:

Wha = Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, Sleaford, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia Australia

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