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Orbex

Orbex Prime [Orbex]

Orbex is a small liquid fueled orbital launch vehicle, which is being developed by Orbex Space.

The Orbex Prime launch vehicle features the unusual fuel combination of liquid oxygen and bio-propane, a version of propane produced from biomass with a very low carbon footprint. Also an unusual feature is the coaxial tank design with a central tube of propane surrounded by an outer tank of liquid oxygen.

Orbex Prime will be capable of placing 150 kilograms into a standard 500 kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. A launch site at A’Mhoine, Sutherland, Scotland, has been selected.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Orbex Prime Stage 1 Stage 2
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Orbex Prime 150 - - - -
No.  TypNo Type             Date            LS         Payload 

None


Planned

 1    1    Orbex Prime      xx.xx.2021      AMh        (SSTL payload)
 x    x    Orbex Prime      xx.xx.2023      AMh        (SSTL payload)
 x    x    Orbex Prime      xx.xx.2023      AMh        Astrocast (x10)
 x    x    Orbex Prime      xx.xx.2022      AMh        Faraday 2b


Launch sites:

AMh = A’Mhoine, Sutherland, Scotland, UK UK

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