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.
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|Orbex Prime||Stage 1 / 6 × ?||Stage 2|
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